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Hot Chip vs. The Streets: Girls vs. Boys?

Last night I finished one of the most amazing novels I’ve read in a long time: The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas. It’s set in Melbourne, Australia, a place I’ve never...
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Land of Hope and Glory

In May, 1994, I convinced the British TV show I was working for, Passengers, a production of Rapido TV, to send me to California and profile the USA World Cup...
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Punch this!

Another ad scanned in from the May 1939 copy of Punch magazine I recently acquired. You’d be amazed – or perhaps not – by just how many ads in the...
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Zaire 74 to South Africa 10

Anyone who has read my web site long enough knows I believe that “everything’s connected.” And often, those connections unfold in ways we haven’t anticipated but rightfully welcome. For example…...
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The Bread and Butter Slimming Diet!

This is from the UK’s Punch magazine of May 1939, which I found being given away after a stoop sale in Brooklyn recently. There are many more equally superb and,...
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Some things from the weekend

This is why they call it Mountain Jam. Toots and the Maytals performing “54-46 Was My Number.” A treat to see them play live so many years after first hearing...
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Somethings for the weekend

My 14-year old son Campbell, like all 14-year olds, spends too much time on the Internet. But as long as he forwards me videos like this, I’ll forgive him. The...
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Rockin’ and Shockin’: The Holiday Weekend Edition

ROCKIN’ Mini Burning Man-style burn in the back garden. Noel gets his first glow stick. The new Dr. Who is the best Dr. Who ever. Mama’s Boy opens in Phoenicia....
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