Posts Tagged ‘america’

Jefferson Pepper

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Influenced by Patti Smith, Nirvana, The Clash, Neil Young, John Prine, Johnny Cash, his factory-worker father, and coal-miner and farmer grandparents, Jefferson Pepper spent two years in his home in the Conewago Mountains (Sout...


Martyr and Man

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Dr. Samuel Johnson once wrote that “when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrate his mind wonderfully.” The condemned character in Ernest Gaines’ A Lesson Before Dying needs a bit of assi...



Great Scot

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It’s a great day for America, everybody, and we’ll tell you why: Craig Ferguson is at Bass Hall this Saturday.


Trout Fishing in America

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On Who Knows What We Might Do, the popular, three-time Grammy-nominated “kids’ duo” Trout Fishing in America produces itself for the first time and turns out an album aimed straight at adults. It’s not a...



Who killed Brad Will?

And why have Mexican and U.S. authorities allowed those who shot an American journalist to go free?
John Ross
OAXACA — Those of us who report from the front lines of the social justice movement in Latin America share an understanding that it’s always possible there are bullets out there with our names on them. Brad Will traveled 2,...


Life of Johnson

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The Amon Carter’s newest exhibit is called William H. Johnson’s World on Paper, and it pays tribute to the African-American artist associated with the Harlem Renaissance.



Ricky Bobby’s Guide to Life (Or At Least the Movies)

How Talladega Nights Explains the Year in Cinema
Kristian Lin
One of the things that makes movie-going such an enjoyably unpredictable business is that every once in a while, a lowbrow comedy tells us more about ourselves than all the self-serious Oscar-baiting epic films and self-congrat...


Water Marks

A New Orleans writer’s collected columns document everyday life post-Katrina.
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By his own admission, Chris Rose spent most of the last 10 years “reveling in the frivolity of the entertainment industry.” As a columnist for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, he churned out quirky copy detailing everythi...



Air France

Kristian Lin
Before the United States entered World War I in 1917, there were already a small number of American men who had gone to France to fight the Germans. Some of them trained to fly airplanes. These were the first American fighter p...


Livin’ La Paz Loca

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As we’re learning from the Middle East, trying to implant American-style democracy overseas is a much harder job than it looks. For an example closer to home, look no further than Our Brand Is Crisis, a documentary film by Ra...