PEACE AND LOVE

Purposefully targeting children in the name of your murderous ideals is despicable under absolutely all circumstances, whether you are ISIS, the IRA, Bashar Al-Assad or Adam Lanza. These is no...
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Book Review: RUNNING THE LONG PATH by KENNETH A. POSNER

PREMISE Author sets out to run, in a record nine days, the 350-mile Long Path trail, which just about connects New York City to Albany.   PROMISE “The story of...
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SPOKEN WORD IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND

On my trip back to Britain in December, I called up my new Hull friend Russ Litten. I know him as an author, and poet, and raconteur, and for his...
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Book Review: LIVING FOR KICKS by Jim McCarthy and Kevin Cross

PREMISE A graphic novel set in the early days of modernist London and beyond, 1962-64.   PROMISE “The mod scene was the first time working class youth had a voice,”...
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Book Review: SICK ON YOU by ANDREW MATHESON

  PREMISE “The disastrous story of Britain’s great lost punk band,” ran the hardback edition cover tag. “The greatest band you’ve never heard of,” qualified the paperback edition. We’re talking...
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IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR: VIDEOS

For videos of the readings, TV interviews and musical accompaniments surrounding IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR: THE LIFE & SOUL OF WILSON PICKETT, please visit this YouTube playlist: You can also access it...
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DUSTY WRIGHT: CATERWAULING TOWARDS THE LIGHT

Writing about a friend’s artistic endeavor is always a little awkward. Inevitably anything more than a simple plug comes across as backscratching – unless you don’t actually like the art,...
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Accidental Courtesy: a brave take on American race

I had heard about Accidental Courtesy before I found myself in front of my Roku Box, with a rare free evening, searching PBS features because that’s how nerdy I am....
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