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  • Back To Tennessee: The Oxford American's Annual Southern Music Issue Just Made 2013 Better

    Back To Tennessee: The Oxford American's Annual Southern Music Issue Just Made 2013 Better
    Sometimes it seems like we’ve reached a peak-oil situation with regard to good, old, formerly unknown or obscure music: the great stuff has been located, mined and hauled to the surface. Now there are only little pockets left to be blasted out and brought to light, or flushed out to the open air with great force and lots of waste in the extraction process. How many more artists or bands like Death or Rodriguez or Jim Sullivan, or the Nu Grape Twins, or Bobby Charles, or like the long-lost big band sessions by Andrew Hill or outtakes from whichever genius giant you pick, how many can there be left? Just when one starts to despair about the prospects for a thrilling new discovery, the Oxford American’s annual Southern Music Issue arrives to set things right. If it doesn’t contain surprises and previously undiscovered gems for you (I bet it does), then it at least will point even the encyclopedic music buff back to the record collection with renewed fervor.
  • Ephron & Downton: Musings From Vacation

    Ephron & Downton: Musings From Vacation
    Ah, vacation.  More than ever before, I put aside the work, the chores, all the stuff that mucked-up some of the summer and focused on my family during the last week.  We swam, rode bikes, took kayak trips, played frisbee and board games...and did a lot...

    Hyundai Elantra - 40 MPG?

    Hyundai Elantra - 40 MPG?
    I’ve been spending a lot of time at my parents’ house in Massachusetts lately. Many people have been coming and going in that house including Sherry, the housekeeper and Erica, my mother’s nurse. Sherry and Erica recently bought the...

    Trudy Rubin: In Gaza, time to stop the blame and recognize the humanity

    On my refrigerator door I keep a photo of an exceptional Palestinian woman who ran kindergartens in Gaza in the 1990s for the Philly-based American Friends Service Committee. Mary Khaas, who died more than a decade ago, would drag her teachers from...

    John M. Crisp: Immigration protests short on compassion

    If one were looking for an occasion to convene fellow protestors, to make signs and placards, to post picket lines, and to compose protest chants, many possibilities present themselves. For example, why aren't we more angry and vocal about climate...