America’s in Decline, Can We Do Anything About It?

By guest blogger Terry Morrone I’ve heard a lot of gloom and doom about the United States lately. We have so much debt we’ll have to go into default or inflate the currency. The dollar is falling in value. The middle class is disappearing. We’re doing nothing substantial about global warming. We’re running out of […]

Naked Pumpkins, Sex Offenders and Terrorists

by Michael I. Niman, ArtVoice (etc.) 11/4/09 http://artvoice.com/issues/v8n45/naked_pumpkins Most cities have some signature annual event, celebrating a unique aspect of their local culture. While New Orleans’s Mardi Gras is a massive, multi-day festivals, most are more on the scale of Binghamton, New York’s Spiedie Fest, which celebrates a regional marinated meat. Like Castroville, California’s Artichoke […]