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State of the Planet Address?

The annual winter deep freeze has set in here on the east coast, and not before time. As of Sunday morning, January 21, the temperature for the month in New...
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Death Does Not Bring Closure…

Two weeks ago, as the manner of Saddam Hussein’s execution became public knowledge through the release of the cell-phone snuff movie, I made the mistake of visiting the BBC’s web...
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MLK Day 2

“The origins of the term “jazz” have always been debated, but it most likely came from black slang. Whites, however, popularized the term in print, defining it as a music...
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MLK Day

“The fault lines of racial caste that ran deep through America of the pre-Civil Rights era divided the music world into two distinct and unequal spheres. In all but the...
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The EU & the USA: Same Day, Different Proposals

The European Union responds to the concern of its citizens over the threat of climate change by announcing plans for what it calls a “post-industrial revolution” of “a low-carbon economy.”...
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Whither Winter?

It’s snowing as I type this. There should be nothing unusual about that statement – it’s late at night in early January and I live in the Catskills mountains in...
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Brooklyn Beats: A Media Narrative on Gentrification, Growth, Class, Race, Whole Foods and Kiddy Punk

5th Avenue in Park Slope as it currrently looks in springtime. Photo by Jonathan Cohn. Could I have avoided this? Was it my fault? Was I stupid to move here...
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Rum Run From Office

News travels slower in the country than in the city, and when post-election day is as sodden as it was yesterday in these parts, then there’s no gossip to be...
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