Reality Check: Media, Money & Donald Trump

All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.

– Marshall McLuhan

 

Winning!

– Charlie Sheen

 

            The current issue of Time magazine features an extreme close-up of real estate mogul turned presidential candidate, Donald Trump, whose squint-eyed, pursed-lip Mussolini-like pomp has recently taken on a kind …

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Power Up: Rare Replay, Gears Of War, Madden 16 and More

After June’s action-packed calendar of releases and gaming events including Batman: Arkham Knight and the industry staple trade show Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, July was, well, boring.

There was really only one new game in July that had wide appeal, and it was a golf game. How boring. Granted, …

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Kam on Film: ‘No Escape,’ ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and What’s New In Theaters

No Escape

The Weinstein Company

Rated R for profanity, graphic violence and rape

American Family Seeks Safe Haven In High-Octane Political Thriller

After the company he works for files for bankruptcy, Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson) accepts a position overseas with Cardiff, a transnational, water bottling corporation. But the native Texan …

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Shoreworld: Wild Adriatic At The Wonder Bar; Asbury Park Live

Wild Adriatic – The Wonder Bar – Thursday, Aug. 20

Talk about timing. Wild Adriatic just reached out to me about their new music as I was getting ready to launch this upcoming show announcement. Elmthree Productions, in conjunction with Dark City Entertainment, present a triple threat of raw, rock …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Zappa Plays Zappa

STROUDSBURG, PA—The Sherman Theater is right next door to the hippest record shop in the Poconos, Main Street Jukebox, and down the street from the hippest bookstore ever, Carroll & Carroll. Perusing the tomes there, you might have to listen to Mr. Carroll’s unending monologue on obscure literary finds, but …

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Maria’s Local Radar: John The Gun

Greetings my local friends and family, what is good? As I sit here, doing some research on some talent to provide all of you, I am looking ahead at the fall show schedules, and all I can say is, “Wow!” Between Thanksgiving weekend at Starland Ballroom being compiled of The …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Rezillos, The Hot Sardines, The Ike Reilly Assassination and More

Rosie Flores/Hill Country Barbecue + Market/July 10, 2015

At age 64, Rosie Flores is still twanging her rockabilly guitar. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, but at age 12 moved with her family to San Diego, California. There, her brother taught her to play guitar and she formed her …

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Kam on Film: ‘American Ultra,’ ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ and What’s New In Theaters

American Ultra 

Lionsgate Films

Rated R for graphic violence, pervasive profanity, ethnic slurs, drug use and some sexuality

Small Town Slacker Marked For Death By Government In Manchurian Candidate Action Comedy

At first blush, Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) looks like your prototypical slacker with not much of a future. The …

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Willie Nelson Recognized By Library Of Congress In Midst Of Summer Tour

When the subject of vital songwriters comes up, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young usually are mentioned.

I’d like to add one more face to that Mount Rushmore of Song: Willie Nelson.

Throughout his 70s and 80s, the composer of such 50-year-old country music standards as Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” …

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Shoreworld: Deal Casino – Nika; Paint Night At Art629 Gallery

Deal Casino – Nika

Deal Casino is back with another unique viewpoint on modern musical communication. Armed with four heavy-duty and commercially viable missiles, Deal Casino takes a shot at everything from dedicated love to the soulless, gold-digging monsters that haunt our consciousness on Nika.

Deal Casino continues to …

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