The evangelical sector is growing rapidly while overall church attendance in the U.S. is fairly stable. What's up with that?
The funnies for July 4,2005
Chris Muir's Day By Day cartoon, for July 04, 2005
One of the great virtually unheard bands of the sixties, a prized trophy for obscuro collectors, a groundbreaking electronic album, hardcore psychedelia that makes Jefferson Airplane sound like teetotalers, a snapshot of student radicalism, an album with one of the most alluring unknown female singers in rock history, a source of samples for trip-hop bands, a band about 30 years ahead of its time, take your pick; The United States of America were a lot of things to a very small number of people. They vanished without a trace, and their album with them; it wasn't until The United States of America was reissued in the 90's that they even have begun to to get their due; they remain a band known only to the rarified fringe where geek meets hipster.
Now here's a perfect, beautiful romantic gesture
The Chicago Blues Reunion wants to make sure you are Buried Alive In The Blues when you attend one of their concerts.
It started with a lowly music station here in Toronto during the 1950s. The Canadian radio station CHUM,
Pavement, in some respects, are the quintessential slacker band. Their music was textbook lo-fi, their lyrics were sardonic and indecipherable, leader Stephen Malkmus' jaded vocals recalled Lou Reed, their songs were often fragmentary and seemingly half-finished, they lit feedback bombs in unexpected places, and they took a whatever's-handy approach to production, tossing in virtually anything that might seem to make an interesting noise.
As stupid as they come, and just as much fun.
When Bill Buckley came out for drug legalization and declared the “drug war” a failure, the issue of drug legalization ceased to be a left-right issue.
Today, we reflect on what it means to be American and every soldier's or statesman's death to secure our freedom.
...we have really long winters where there is nothing else to do. We drink our stronger beer and come up with these idiotic ideas.
The Fly on the Wall discovers the truth behind Joe Wilson.
A Republican Congressman repeats the discredited opinion that Iraq was involved in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Exploring the evolution of thinking.
Howard Bloom is one interesting author.
A review of The Truth About Hillary by Edward Klein that left me feeling soiled.
Deceptively slim, this book. Goodbye Vietnam is fiction, but it tells truth.
Who would have thought you could find decent barbeque in the heart of blue state urbania?