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The World (Music) Comes to Hunter

Last weekend saw the return of the Mountain Culture Festival, an annual arts and crafts treat that stands head and shoulders above the average Catskills festival or fair. (Read 2005...
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Memento Mori

Pop songs with Latin titles are like Number 3 buses: You wait half a lifetime and then two come along at once. And to think that just a couple of...
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Just Who Are The Best Looking Songwriters?

….That’s the question Paste magazine put to 50 writers and musicians for a recently published Poll. And it’s the question that opened NPR’s All Songs Considered program of June 29,...
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We Now Return To Our Featured Programming:

Oh yes, the World Cup is over. OK. Thursday night, Radio 4 headlined The Bowery Ballrooom in Manhattan. Towards the end of their set, they were joined on stage for...
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France’s Aging Magician Conjures A Final Trick

How was the NY Times so prescient when it placed Zinédine Zidane on the front cover of its Sunday edition yesterday, with the above headline? Unless, of course, the editors...
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The Wine World Cup Final: Forza Azzurri!

In further preparation for the Wine World Cup Final, and following on from my previous Allez Les Bleus post on recent French wines I’ve tasted, here are reports on a...
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The Wine World Cup Final: Allez Les Bleus

In preparation for the Wine World Cup Final, and in honor of my own Francophile tastes in grapes, here are a few snap reviews of some bottles that have recently...
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The Wine World Cup Final: It Should be a Grape Game

It’s occurred to me rather late in the day that a committed wine-drinking footballing blogger could have had a field day (pun fully intended) predicting this World Cup. Look at...
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