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The Ride to Life is a Two-Way Street

Earlier in the evening, I attended a brief memorial for Liz Padilla, the cyclist who was killed by a truck at the top of our street just two weeks ago....
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Restaurant Row’s Continued Rush Hour

Liz Padilla died almost right outside Surreal Café, the upscale diner run by one of my neighbors which unfortunately went out of business a few weeks ago. The space has...
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How We Gonna Make The Black Nation Rise (if they won’t hear their own?)

>This week’s Village Voice runs a cover story on how "Black-conscious hip-hop deals with an overwhelmingly white live audience," an important subject worthy of serious discussion. Unfortunately, Bakari Kitwana’s piece...
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Corgan Gives Good Quotes

I had a laugh at Billy Corgan’s expense a few days ago about his full-page Chicago Tribune ad begging to get his Smashing Pumpkins back together. But in this week’s...
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(TRANSPORTATION) TALES OF (MY) TWO CITIES

1) LONDON "If you live anywhere near Crystal Palace, you’ll know that getting a black taxi home from the centre of London is not easy. The only time you’re likely...
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PASSING ON

On Wednesday night last week we lost our next door neighbor, Helen Scafuto. She died of a sudden heart attack. She was 63. Helen was babysitter to our children; mother,...
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STEP DOWN

A big up to everyone who came to the Step On One Off Friday night at The Royale; history will recall that it was a roaring success. We had people...
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A NOTE…

This has always been a personal site but some things are difficult to put in writing. If you’re coming to Step On tonight and you find Posie and myself in...
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