Reality Check: The Gettysburg Address At 150

Lincoln’s Oratory Masterpiece Heralded The Modern Age Of America

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether …

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Interview with Boy: Taking The Process On Tour

From Music Workshop To New York Stage, A Pop Duo Comes Of Age

Even in a cramped and steamy backstage dressing room, less than two hours before the New York City debut of their full-band show at Webster Hall, Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass still find time to be introspectively …

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Reality Check: It Came From New Jersey

Chris Christie’s Enormous Victory Heralds Serious Presidential Credentials

Make no mistake about this: Chris Christie, Republican Governor of the Garden State, is running for president. His recent rousing success in this bluest of blue states among women, blacks, Hispanics and even moderate-to-conservative Democrats has made a strong case that he …

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Reality Check: Lou Reed – 1942-2013

“When you dance hard…slow dancing.” – Lou Reed, “Rock Minuet”

 

New York beat in him. This is what he captured, after all; his epic poem, his distorted ode, his ebony attire and his affected, queer tough-boy growl. This was the rhythm of his city, where he was born and …

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Dan Bern @ City Winery

MANHATTAN, NY—Dan Bern blew into New York City late on Aug. 25 and hit the ground running with a taught, raw and stirring solo acoustic show at City Winery. It was here in the fading days of late summer that his autumn in the big town had begun. The prolific …

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Reality Check: Affordable Care Act I – Shit Balls

You see, the thing is this Affordable Care Act had to work, right out of the gate. You know, it’s kind of been in the news, front and center (more or less) since 2010. We saw it get rammed through both houses of Congress and quickly signed into law by …

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Reality Check: Hammer Time For Joe Cool – For Good Or Ill, President Displays Lame Duck Balls

If the president’s first post-election press conference is any indication, there’s a new sheriff in town. Those are the sounds a man makes when he no longer has to run for office. It is powerful, even majestic, if not terrifying. Makes the most fearless among us truly understand the lofty

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An Interview with Alice Cooper: The Coop Talks Fake Shock, Miley Cyrus & The Golden Buzz With His Drunk, Dead Friends

The incomparable and legendary Alice Cooper’s new show is blowing into the area for three performances of what he is describing as a career retrospective, Broadway-type extravaganza; replete with a reliving of the glam explosion of the early ‘70s, his spectacular solo output from Welcome To My Nightmare and beyond, …

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Reality Check: The House Divided Principle – Terrorist Politics 101

Get used to this.

Unless there is another Watergate-sized disaster in the White House or the Republican Party fades into oblivion from lack of demographic or pseudo-religious support of gun geeks then there will be a GOP-controlled House, most likely a barely-controlled Democratic Senate, and definitely a Democrat in the …

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Reality Check: Mo

Straight as an arrow; stoic with a slightly visible breath—a fierce figure of calm in a gathering storm standing upon a raised patch of dirt 18 feet in diameter. The left arm bent to the chest, the ball gripped in the mitt, the right hand dangling casually. A look in …

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