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Under the Influence of Kerouac: On the Road Retrospective

On the Road by Jack Kerouac was one of the breakout novels of its time. The book still sees robust annual sales of 120,000...

Very Ralph Lauren

For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren has cultivated the iconographic of America into a global lifestyle brand. He is recognized as one of...

Robert Lee Balderrama: “No Question, This Veteran Mysterian Hits the Jazz, Mark!”

What is “smooth jazz?” Many may have their own interpretations, but suffice to say it is a musical genre that has been recognized as...

Poets On Poetry

  "Poetry is coffee for the soul."  - Bruce J. Wood Poetry is not just rhyming words set in mathematical formulas. Most people have been taught this...

Photography As Art

Renown photographer Tom Weschler has been invited as an associate of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame which has archived his music related...

Blunt Force Drama: Primer to James Ellroy’s Neo-Noir

If you’ve seen L.A. Confidential and couldn’t get enough - of the grit-lit meets film noir style; of the golden age glitz of Hollywood...

The United States Vs. Billie Holiday Movie Review

I was a longtime fan of Billie Holiday before this movie came out in 2021. I love her music, she was the leading talented...

Ode To A Well Roasted Chicken

I love looking at cookbooks. Turning the glossy pages and looking at the pictures of the fancy well-crafted and photographed meals is a delight....

“Suicide Is The Opposite Of A Poem: ”Sylvia Plath’s Life & Legacy

Several years ago I was introduced to Sylvia Plath when I came across her poem “Elm.” Included in her most popular collection, Ariel, “Elm”...

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