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WTF Wednesday: How to Survive Thanksgiving

So this is Thanksgiving, And what have we learned? Another year older, And Charlie’s ego just got burned… While we welcome the idea of annually getting together to celebrate our gratitude, in theory anyway, negotiating the potential minefield of actually … Continue reading

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WTF Wednesday: He’s Back, Uninvited

By Christopher Ryan I agree with the often expressed notion that it shouldn’t be this hard to talk about things. But it is. Let’s talk anyway. Somebody declared his intention to run for the office of the President of these … Continue reading

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Music Mondays: Bright Harmonies Defeat Politics

By Christopher Ryan We have an ongoing relationship with music. Sometimes old friends come back to visit. Other times, new sounds energize us wonderfully. This Monday series is about all of that. Like most of the country, I was just … Continue reading

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Satanic Panic Novel Feels Timely in Our Divisive Times

by Christopher Ryan Clay McLeod Chapman is currently on what looks like a fun book tour for Ghost Eaters and more power to him. While that intriguing book is on the ever-growing TBR list, his 2021 novel Whisper Down the … Continue reading

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Bono and The Idea of America

by Christopher Ryan U2’s Bono spoke at the 23rd annual New Yorker Festival last night. Well, first he riled up the crowd, and sang, and recited new poetry, and sang some more. And then he ignited my soul. During his … Continue reading

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TBT: Layla and Layla Revisited Are Both Classic for Different Reasons

The year 1970 was the beginning of a golden era of great music from many genres. Records hit the airwaves that still resonate today, from “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” by Simon & Garfunkel to “American Woman” by The Guess Who, … Continue reading

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MONDAY MUSINGS: Historic Honors and a Slap Overshadow Oscars Other Big Winner

History was made at the Oscars last night with a more diverse set of winners than ever before, including people of color, deaf performers, women, and LGBTQ artists. And yes, a comedian was slapped by a husband for a cheap, … Continue reading

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The Seductive Lie of Karli Morgenthau

Marvel is pushing the limits of superhero entertainment, asking difficult questions about who gets power and a voice in the world, and they are making the argument excellently well, offering an intriguing range of views for us to consider at … Continue reading

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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is The Show America Needs Right Now

America is in turmoil right now. Well, it has been most of my life, and I’ve been around for a long time. There is an ongoing clash between the Idea of America and the Reality of America. The latter is … Continue reading

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Mutually Assured Destruction Takes on a Pathetic New Meaning

By Christopher Ryan So some geniuses celebrated American freedom on Saturday by attacking a statue of Frederick Douglass. Nope, this was not in the Rebel South and it wasn’t a bunch of Confederate wannabes chanting, “The South will rise again!” … Continue reading

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