Sights and SUDS Wednesday, March 1
Travel affords opportunities to spread your wings, trying new things, whether a new beer, a new restaurant or a new festival. A long weekend in the North Georgia Mountains recently provided me with …
FORGET The Lemonade Wednesday, March 1
Lemons, lemons, lemons. I have so many stinkin' lemons, I'm starting to feel like the old woman who lived in a shoe. I have so many lemons …
Giving The DEVIL His Due Wednesday, March 1
Giving in to temptation after a recent viewing of the 1958 film version of Damn Yankees! I began thinking about the devil in Hollywood movies. Call him what you will …
Benjamin PUNK Buttons Wednesday, March 1
After World War II, youth culture in America was in rebellion. Rock 'n' roll, fast cars, casual dress, surfing and other principles of recalcitrance were all established during this era. Still, there was an understood endpoint to the period in which …
Run a Google search on "The Growlers interview" and you'll find scores of similar results: Stories with headlines like, "It's Impossible to Interview The Growlers," ledes like, "I tried 10 times to connect with The Growlers," and some version of "Brooks Nielsen and I were this close to chatting!" The last example is all mine-The Growlers' lead singer and I traded a series of phone calls, text messages and smoke signals last week, even presumably …
The MIDDLE Pillar Wednesday, March 1
Jamie Isenstein deals in dualities. Through various media, the New York-based artist explores her interest in life and death, truth and illusions, forces in oppositions. Within her art, Isenstein discovers and reveals …
MURDER … THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE! Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Not to be confused with “gelato,” the Italian term “giallo” designates a specific type of cinematic treat – namely, Italian slasher films. Some film historians …
The Democracy Deficit Saturday, January 3, 2015
Everyone has heard about the problem of budget deficits, but there is a far more insidious deficit that receives very little media coverage – this is the democracy deficit. Once you open your eyes, …