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    The Problem is… you think you have time.

    Clockwise from top right: Jean-Michel Basquiat (image cr.); Dr. Martin Luther King with wife, Coretta, and daughter, Bernice (image cr.); Amy Winehouse (image cr.); and Marilyn Monroe (image cr.).   It’s Holy…

  • lb1

    Little Lulu, we love you.

    “Louise as the winsome French girl in Now We’re in the Air (1927).” (Photo and caption from “Lulu Forever”)    I think the first time I can recall hearing the name “Louise Brooks” was…

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    Flashback Friday: Dr. Dre before NWA.

    Dr. Dre in sparkly gear with a stethoscope before joining NWA. (Image Source)   On Thanksgiving, I finally got around to watching the 2015 film “Straight Outta Compton”. I liked it, and…

  • For Pods Sake Cartoonli

    For Pod’s Sake!: Week of November 27th

    I’m a huge podcast fan (as longtime readers of this blog know), and I’ve decided to start (yet another!) new series just to catch you up on my favorite listens. So here…

  • jb4

    The Preachers: Jim & Tammy Faye: Part 4.

    Jim Bakker in screen captures from his current show, “The Jim Bakker Show”. (Google Images)   This has been one long, crazy story. Nearly unbelievable, except, very true. Sadly true. As a…

  • Jos5yrs

    Even in my sleep.

      “Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forgetfalls drop by drop upon the heart,until, in our own despair,against our will,comes wisdomthrough the awful grace of God.” -Aeschylus     I’ll love…

  • jbbk

    Flashback Friday: That way awkward dinner party at Bobby Kennedy’s in May ’63.

    James Baldwin, left, and Bobby Kennedy. (Google Images)   By the time Robert F. Kennedy was killed in 1968, he had come to be viewed by many as a politician who cared…

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    The Preachers: Jim and Tammy Faye: Part 3.

    Image and caption from PTL.   When PTL fell apart, I was just 5. I didn’t know about the sex scandals, but I do remember my parents discussing the Bakkers’ outsized lifestyle.…

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    The Preachers: Jim & Tammy Faye: Part 2.

      Jim and Tammy Faye (Image Source)   It was thirty years ago that the tremendous house of cards that Jim Bakker had constructed out of TV ministry, millions in donations, and…

  • giveittoyou

    Come Clean: 90s Music Videos Had Me Wanting to Go to a Carnival. Or the Shore.

    Jordon Knight gave it to us back in ’99- the baggy cargos, the long sleeve turtle kneck sweater, the racially-mixed back up dancers. Seriously, besides a love of belly shirts, glittery eye…