"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Score one for us right-wing extremists: In a hotly contested Massachusetts legislative race in which gay marriage became a central issue, and in which the vote was scheduled to coincide with the Democratic presidential primary to insure the biggest possible Democratic turnout, a Republican state rep apparently has squeaked out a win over the former longtime chief of staff to state Sen. CherylJacques in a special election for Jacques' vacated seat on Beacon Hill.
Etc: A site devoted to that great painter of dinosaurs Charles R. Knight includes this tribute to his talents as a natural-history muralist * The Rucker Archive has antique images galore * If I smoked cigars and had a spare $125 lying around I definitely would indulge in a box of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Robustos
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Erik Keilholtz will appreciate this review of the autobiography of Mezz Mezzrow, Zelig-like Chicago Jewish jazzman of the '20s who embraced Black culture to the extent he convinced himself he was Black.
Mezzrow plays clarinet on this recording of "Makin' Friends," by Eddie Condon and his Footwarmers, which features the first recorded vocal by Jack Teagarden.