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Timeless Relevance: “Turn, Turn, Turn” at 50

Posted August 29, 2014 by Frank Fear

The year was 1965 and the Viet Nam War lingered. Unsettled Americans (youth especially) sought a clarion call. In October they got it. A new rock-folk group, “The Byrds” released a song, an anthem for peace that also became the nation’s
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The 2014 Sinquefield Cup

Posted August 29, 2014 by

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup is the highest-rated tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world’s top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Last year, the inaugural super-tournament thrilled spectators as the
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MOVIE BUZZ: A FIVE STAR LIFE

Posted August 29, 2014 by

IRENE HAS A SEEMINGLY PERFECT LIFE. She travels on First class air travel in fantastic luxurious hotels. Her life may look dazzling, but she is a lonely soul. Irene is pretty, but sad. Looking for satisfaction with other peoples boyfriends,
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Remember Kindness? Remorselessness is all the Rage.

Posted August 27, 2014 by Murray Dobbin

I confess. I have been binge-watching TV series. Lately I have narrowed my watching mostly to The West Wing, an old favourite about a Democratic president, Jed Bartlet, portraying the manic, day-to-day crisis management of the White House. But in
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Chingari’s “Bombay Makossa”

Posted August 22, 2014 by

One of the world’s best percussionists, Ranjit Barot has joined forces with bassist Etienne Mbappe and U. Shrinivas on mandolin, to create a fabulous new album, due to be released on September 10th. “The word chingari literally means ‘a spark’
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RICH HILL—Film Review

Posted August 20, 2014 by

“Rich Hill,” the US Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner at the most recent Sundance Film Festival, is not a film for cinematic poverty tourists.  In the course of filmmaking cousins’ Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo’s multi-year portrait, none
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