Category Archives: New Music

Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump

Donald Trump’s victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked the world, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious “alt-right” figures mystifies many. But the American extreme right has been growing steadily in number and influence since the 1990s with the rise of patriot militias. Following 9/11, conspiracy theorists found fresh life; and in virulent

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Three Topics

If you have been to the renown Art Basel, you would not be alone in finding it overwhelming, confusing, albeit intriguing. Londoner, Ryan Stanier felt the same, his experiences at Art Basel and other prestigious art fairs led him to believe there was a need for an alternative to the high-end, glossy, money-dominated events. So, a few years ago, Ryan

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Intelligent Humor

“Donald Trump feeds on flattery like a ravenous lynx!”  Says, professor Deborah Parker. She and Mark Parker are the authors of a timely new book, Sucking Up: A Brief Consideration of Sycophancy. In the age of Trump, a Suck-up a Brownnoser, a Bootlicker or perhaps a Lickspittle maybe a Toadeater are all adequate descriptions of people surrounding the President, but

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The Really Real Spud Goodman?

There are many things to say about Spud Goodman, but that task is better left to the host of The Spud Goodman Show. The perplexing, spatula-wielding and Pepto Bismol-drinking talk show host came to prominence in the middle 80’s, first on local cable TV, then in national syndication and most recently with his highly-rated, radio show and Podcast. In the

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On First Listen

On first listen, you’ll know you have to hear it again. How Much Is Enough? is one of those rare songs that immediately captures your attention. Is it the plaintive, almost fragile voice? Yes, but you quickly realize the singer’s voice has depth and power as she clearly annunciates the song’s title. Could it be the delicate guitar coda? Yes,

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