Top Ten Albums of 2013

So, I still get asked to contribute to the annual Village Voice ‘Pazz and Jop’ Poll – a Best Of The Year list that was once the most influential in...
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Top Five Work-Outs of 2013, Part 5

Number 1) Skiing at Mammoth Mountain. None of the preceding adventures came with a price for admission, which is one of the reason to love the great outdoors. It’s also...
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Top Five Work-Outs of 2013, Part 4

Number 2) Running the Peak District Part of the fun of travel for me is the opportunity to run somewhere new. I’ve seen so much of so many cities and...
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Top Five Work-Outs of 2013, Part 3

Number 3) Hiking the Catskills Fire Towers For Mother’s Day, my wife, wisely eschewing the commercial Sunday brunch, asked me to find us a good family hike. I suggested climbing...
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Top Five Work-Outs of 2013, Part 2

Number 4) Swimming Lake Champlain Swimming has long been a weak spot for me in terms of both endurance and speed. Yet, I just love how eneregized I feel after a...
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Top Five Work-Outs of 2013, Part 1.

It’s good to throw some sporting competition into your life. It helps you set definable goals that, with hard work and training – and a certain degree of luck come...
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Morrissey and The Nosebleeds: Setting The Record Straight

I’m sure nobody who reads Morrissey’s Autobiography expects every word to be true. Fact-checking tends to be the provenance of the third party biographer, who is expected to conduct thorough...
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No More Silence

As we approach the one–year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, there is no point pretending this has been an easy twelve months in American culture and politics. A horrendous...
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