Philip Pullman on Children’s Literature & the Critics Who Disdain It

Lit is lit books are books. We find certain books at certain times and they change us. Categories are for selling. From Daemon Voices: On Stories…

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Enzology (podcast)

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End of the (Split) Enz: Farewell Tour

The final tour “Enz with a Bang” Share This:

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Split Enz Documentaries

I just spent two weeks writing posts about the career of this amazing band, and along the way, I found these two documentaries about the…

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Origins of the Name Jamaica Plain

We are now living in JP (Jamaica Plain) a neighbourhood of Boston. Here is how it got its name: In the late 17th century, the…

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Ray Sawyer R.I.P

He wasn’t the lead singer on most of their famous songs, and he didn’t play instruments much either, but Ray Sawyer was the man everyone…

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Roy Bailey R.I.P

Seeing Roy Bailey, mostly adding a soaring singing voice to Leon Rosselson’s songs, but at the same time a man committed to making the world…

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Big Apple Dylan

Sometimes things just happen together. The day after Alane and I go to the Big Apple Circus with Jared and Viviane, Jimmy Fallon releases this…

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Poverty – An American Shame

As AI and other developments lead us to talk about what happens when work disappears, another debate that predates this one, is the continuing high…

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In Praise of Karel Capek

From the New York Times August 17, 2018 Two things keep Karel Capek’s “War With the Newts” from getting the recognition it deserves: its cover…

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