Cameron Crowe's semi-biopic film, “Almost Famous,” gave us the line "it's all happening!" Never did three words define the 70s rock 'n roll scene in a better way. The irony about the groovy seventies is that it started out with a tragedy - the passing away of the perfect amalgam of the hippie spirit and the Southern Blues, Janis Joplin. She was gone at 27. Her best-known record, the sophomore albu
By Preetam Kaushik on Aug 24, 2014
In an L.A. Weekly blog column, Henry Rollins, former frontman for Black Flag who's also a writer, rebuked Robin Williams for taking his own life. Admonishing a deceased individual for actions he took while alive is futile, especially if the belief is that the dead are no more or are no longer in hearing distance is correct. If Williams could read the column, he might laugh, if it weren’t for refe
By Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi on Aug 22, 2014
Season 16 of "Mythbusters" concluded with the news that the build team of Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara will not be back next season and the show will return to its original format of concentrating on Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. The news came as a complete shock to me. I didn't see that it was leaked online so it was either a really well kept secret or I simply missed it when it wa
By Darren Pare on Aug 22, 2014
After seven years on the air, the vampires of Bon Temps are leaving HBO August 24. What the last episode of the series will bring is still unknown, but there have been enough clues thrown around in Season 7 to eliminate most of the guessing. In fact, the only possible surprise left is what happens to Bill and Sookie. Sam has finally given up on his love of Bon Temps, thanks to Nicole and her convi
By Maryann Tobin on Aug 19, 2014
By Darren Richardson If you grew up in the late 1970s or early 1980s, chances are you remember the music of Eddie Money. Money was a staple of FM radio for more than a decade, from the time “Baby Hold On to Me” began getting airplay in 1978 until “Peace in Our Time” hit the charts in 1990. And while Money hasn’t had a Top 40 hit since then, his ability to rock remains as fresh as ever. Thousands o
By Darren Richardson on Aug 16, 2014
In September 1978, my world changed and I didn’t even know it yet. In fact, the entire world changed, with a turn of the TV channel. That month, “Mork and Mindy” aired for the first time. I was hooked, as were millions of other television viewers. Robin Williams single-handedly changed the face of entertainment, with his earnest face, contagious smile and sparkling blue eyes. I instantly loved him
By Reno Berkeley on Aug 12, 2014
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By Maryann Tobin on May 30, 2014
"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it." - Anais Nin "I write to taste life twice"--Anais Nin I am a wife, mother, educator, advocate who might occasionally--ok, more oft than not-- feel too much, think too much, cuss too much, over analyze, over-react, overly sensitive--but I don't know any other way to be--that's just me. If you find any of my articles witty, enjoyable, provocative, infuriating, aggravating, insightful or educational--then my work here is half way done.
Herb is a retired paralegal, and a writer based in Chicago. Herb also works part-time for National Able Network (a national nonprofit) assigned at the moment to Roosevelt University as a tutor to seniors and ex-offenders in computer skills, literacy skills, job-readiness skills, social skills (how to beat the "New Jim Crow.") He's been a freelancer for many years, appearing in such rags as the Chicago Defender Newspaper, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, the Washington, D.C. Afro-American Newspaper, the Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper, C.L.A.S.S. Magazine, the Chicago Reader Newspaper, Indiana State University Black Literature Forum, BlackTalkRadioNetwork.com, WVON-Talk Radio, Chicago, Voxunion.com, DissidentVoice.org. Of course, he's been working on the Great American Novel since birth. He's never appeared in any so-called mainstream outlet (and hasn't really tried) because....well, just read him and you will get the message. Herb is a Vietnam War veteran (U.S. Navy...He'd been drafted into the army, but quickly enlisted in the Navy hoping to avoid Vietnam. His ship's very first port of call after boot camp in San Diego -- DaNang Harbor, South Vietnam). Herb has a masters degree in Political & Justice Studies. He relishes any and all comments, criticisms, critiques.
I am a freelance writer with special interest in politics, economy, business and marketing. I hold an MBA (Finance and Accounting) with 20 years experience in start-up business and marketing management.
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Darren, also known as "Punditty," was managing editor of The American Pundit political writing contest in 2012-2013.
Delilah Jean Williams is an environmental journalist, former reporter, political junkie and photographer.