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News: A Soundtrack for Restoring Life

A Cincinnatian-turned-New Yorker is stuck between two homes

0 Comments · Thursday, September 20, 2001
I was born in Youngstown Ohio, primarily raised in Cincinnati and flourished as a writer and editor in New York City. When the World Trade Center was hit by terrorists using commercial jets, I was i  

Music: Gimme My Music

Reflections on what has made for the best popular music of our times

0 Comments · Thursday, January 6, 2000
A few nights ago I found myself in the subterranean, smoky confines of The Cooler, a former Manhattan meat-packing house turned into a club. There in its bowels was photographer/poet Gerard Malan  

Music: The Core

0 Comments · Thursday, January 6, 2000
My very incomplete list of seminal or near seminal artists (glaring omissions and questionable inclusions as well): James Brown, Elvis Costello, Miles Davis, Brian Eno, Marvin Gaye, Grateful Dead,  

Cover Story: Truth and Consequences

Trying to make it through society's chaos and disorder intact

0 Comments · Thursday, June 10, 1999
A couple of months ago, just before I left Cincinnati to return to New York, I saw The Matrix. It blew me away with its virtual reality premise, and its ersatz killing scenes were gorgeous display