Between & Beyond: Media

With Iraq in the news again, I feel compelled to write something but I stand at a loss. It all feels like such a bitter regurgitation. There’s no way the war could be any more of a failure, nor any more of a crime. What there could be more of …

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Reality Check: Civil Rights Act At 50

I make no pretension to patriotism. So long as my voice can be heard on this or the other side of the Atlantic, I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this, I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for

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The Ultimate Guide To Warped Tour 2014: A Summer Of Music

20 years after its creation, Vans Warped Tour is still one of the must-see summer events for fans of pop-punk and alternative rock. This year, Warped offers up a smorgasbord of stylings to satisfy any musical tastes, from R&B (Bad Rabbits) to horror rock (Motionless In White) to pure chaos …

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Shoreworld: Bobby Mahoney – Friends In Low Places

I can remember being backstage on June 15, 1986, at Amnesty International and observing John Eddie command the sing-along masses with “Pretty Little Rebel,” “Jungle Boy,” and a few others that I don’t remember. As I stood stage left, I couldn’t help but marvel at the way this Jersey son …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Treasures Waiting To Be Found

Through the dust, dirt, insects, rot, grime and antique furniture of his grandpa’s hand-me-down West Tennessee farm, Joseph LeMay has hand-crafted something beautiful. It’s now his own self-released Seventeen Acres debut and he has to take care of it and his new wife. This takes perseverance, nerves of iron, commitment …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: May 7 – May 13

TarantinosNYC/Otto’s Shrunken Head/May 7, 2014

Unsteady Freddie has created a unique music scene in the New York area by hosting his Unsteady Freddie’s Surf-Rock Shindig on the first Saturday of each month at Otto’s Shrunken Head. Among the often-booked performers is the TarantinosNYC, a New York-based instrumental quartet that plays …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Avon Junkies

Wednesday is once again upon us. Why is it that the seasons we want to last the longest go the fastest? June certainly flew by, and there were constant shows almost every night to attend! Whether it’s indoor, outdoor, or even in a backyard, summer is the season of live …

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Kam On Film: ‘Earth To Echo,’ ‘Begin Again’ and What’s New In Theaters

Earth To Echo

Relativity Media

Rated PG for action, peril and mild epithets

Coming-Of-Age Sci-Fi Features Shades Of E.T.

Most people know E.T. revolves around several kids who befriend an alien stranded on Earth and eager to return home before ill-intentioned adults can do him any harm. That coming-of-age classic …

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Between & Beyond: Consumption

The late great Terence McKenna once said, “We have to create culture: don’t watch TV; don’t read magazines; don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you’re worrying about …

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Reality Check: In Praise Of Freedom Of Speech (Again)

Ignoring the glaring hypocrisy of the ruling this week, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the First Amendment by striking down a 2007 Massachusetts law that created a 35-foot buffer zone around family planning centers. Of course it is ridiculous to have any such “boundary” stopping those who wish to express …

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