Category Archive: news

Aug 28

50 Years Ago Tonight: A Killer Lineup, Plus the Beatles, at Dodger Stadium

A half century ago today, the other bands on the Beatles’ Dodger Stadium bill were just as interesting.

Aug 22

Thanks, Don Bailey

Ninth-grade Latin comes in handy yet again.

Jul 26

“I Believe in America.”

What have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully?

Jul 17

Rolling Stone Tsarnaev: A Cover Story Is Not A Reward

Rolling Stone covers, then and now

Not everyone who makes it to the cover of a magazine has done something good, but Rolling Stone’s decision to cover its August 3 issue with the face of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev has drawn the ire of many, including Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. It is easy to understand Menino’s concern, both in …

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Jul 13

Martin And Zimmerman Shared Pride, Not Race

from Art for Trayvon Martin

A pistol-packing, overzealous off-duty neighborhood security guard versus a hooded teen defending his right to walk home without being stared at. I think pride, and not race, was the governing factor in the death of Trayvon Martin. Both young men had at least one opportunity each to stop what they were doing and back off, …

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