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Reviews

Bob Dylan Live at the Beacon Theatre, New York

Last night Bob Dylan played the first of a series of five concerts at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, the final stand of his current tour.

Posted on November 29th, 2014

Cerys Matthews – “The Reverend Eli Jenkins’ Prayer”

Under Milk Wood is Dylan Thomas’s “play for voices” (i.e. intended for radio rather than the stage), a quite wild and sometimes soaring portrait of the inhabitants of a fishing village in Wales, the fictional Llareggub, depicting both their dreams and a day in their lives.

Posted on October 30th, 2014
Dylanosophy

It’s Real: Bob Dylan “Uncovers” Frank Sinatra on Shadows in the Night

Well, those North Korean hackers couldn’t stop Bob Dylan (Sony recording artist) from announcing today some details on his forthcoming album, Shadows In The Night, which will indeed as speculated consist entirely of songs that would be best known as sung by Frank Sinatra. Dylan’s statement today as published on his website goes like this:

Posted on December 9th, 2014

Bob Dylan Live at the Beacon Theatre, New York

Last night Bob Dylan played the first of a series of five concerts at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, the final stand of his current tour.

Posted on November 29th, 2014
Commentary

Will the Last Horse to Leave New York City Please Sweep Up After Himself?

Taking up an issue central to the platform of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York City Council this week introduced legislation that would ban the horse and carriage business in New York City. It remains to be seen if it will be passed.

Posted on December 11th, 2014

Heartburn? Try Sleeping On Your Left Side

However strange one might think it that the president of the United States was first reported to have been sent to the hospital today for “a sore throat” and afterwards was diagnosed with “acid reflux,” it seems an opportune time to share a bit of knowledge I wish someone had shared with me much sooner.

Posted on December 6th, 2014

Bob Dylan Abides with “Stay with Me”

So, on his current tour—or, if you prefer, the current leg of his “Inevitably Going to End One Day” tour—Bob Dylan has been closing his shows in an unprecedented manner, with a song he had never sung in concert before. I’d daresay that precious few singers have sung this song in concert before (and I’d […]

Posted on November 25th, 2014
Shorts

On the Sony Hack and Last Laughs

The news lately has been full of scandalous details that have emerged via a cyber attack on the Sony corporation, widely suspected to have been executed by North Korean hackers working to punish the company for producing a comedic film about that country’s leader, the cherubic-faced tyrant and mass murderer …

Posted on December 12th, 2014

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.A. has always seemed to me to be very the best holiday, the one where no one is trying to sell you anything at all—except, of-course, for dead, decapitated birds. But even there no hard sell is employed: they’re just laid out in front of you to take your pick. Frozen, […]

Posted on November 26th, 2014

An Election Reflection

(Otherwise known as an excuse for navel-gazing.)

Posted on November 5th, 2014

Texas Hospital Worker Contracts Ebola

What should be done now? (Watch out, Fido!)

Posted on October 12th, 2014
Dogs

A Man and His Dog

If you live in New York City, the odds are that you’re going to see famous people now and then. Even if you don’t go to their high society parties and clubs (and I for one toss every invitation in the trash on principle), you’re just fairly likely to run into them as they walk upon the sidewalk, something which even the famous must do if ever-so-briefly. Celebrities are no doubt bothered a lot less in Manhattan than …

Posted on June 2nd, 2014

Like Cats and Dogs

Two viral videos from the past couple of days provoke some commentary.

Posted on May 6th, 2014
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