Monthly Archives: March 2016

Listen To The Music: The Seventies

From the previous post on this subject, we jump ahead fifty years. The Seventies can roughly be divided in half, between the slow, painful end of the Sixties and the decadent, drug-fueled post-Nixon, post-Vietnam years. Here, then, are some of … Continue reading

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Listen To The Music: The Roaring Twenties

This is the first of what will be a limited series looking back at seminal songs of a certain decade, in this case the 1920s. Why this decade, ninety years ago, you may ask? Well, it was the first real decade … Continue reading

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Scanners Of The Lost Tomb

What’s behind those walls? At a time when Egypt’s tourism industry is suffering badly after years of political unrest and militant attacks, antiquities officials have ardently pursued a theory by a British Egyptologist, Nicholas Reeves, positing that the celebrated tomb … Continue reading

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How To Write The Great American Novel?

Do you need an MFA? Today’s debate falls along predictable fault-lines: One side eyes the teaching of writing suspiciously, and concludes that MFA programs may produce some good fiction, but they don’t produce enough “great literature.” The other side defends … Continue reading

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