Entries Tagged as 'October/November 2007'

A Conversation with Christopher Hitchens

November 16th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Christopher Hitchens is a British-born author and journalist now residing in Washington, D.C., where he became a naturalized citizen on his 58th birthday on April 13 of this year. A former Trotskyist, Hitchens broke with the left as he grew increasingly concerned with the threat of Islamic terrorism and disenchanted with what he called the [...]

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Tags: Ames Progressive Classics · AP Issues · Gavin Aronsen · Interviews · October/November 2007 · Ryan Gerdes

A Short Interview with Pete Sherman, Owner of the Boheme

November 16th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Kate Kennedy: Is there any way to save the Boheme? Pete Sherman: Well, the business and the philosophy are two different things. What you’re doing is the Boheme. So there’s the business of the Boheme, but businesses come and go, and there’s the philosophy of the Boheme – and I know what you mean, but [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Interviews · Kate Kennedy · October/November 2007 · Of Local Importance

Bohemian Endgame (Song for Pete)

November 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment

It’s time I had some time alone Welcome to the endgame Welcome to the 23rd hour Somewhere in the frozen dark The bell tower waits for the moment That time stands still She brought me a candle I’ll never forget the play of light In her eyes and the room full of smoke and sound [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · October/November 2007 · Poetry

MLB: Behind Yankee Eyes

November 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Despite total immersion in Yankee lore over the past month, with frequent phone calls and e-mails to fellow baseball aficionados who respect the game like no other set of fans, I fully realize that a majority of sports enthusiasts gloated as the Indians bumped George Steinbrenner’s Billion Dollar Babies in the first round of the [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · October/November 2007 · Sports

A Quickie with Ron Paul

November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul is a libertarian and member the House of Representatives from Texas. Known for frequently invoking the names of the nation’s founding fathers in his appeals for a limited and Constitutional federal government, Paul has been dubbed “Dr. No” for his refusal to vote for any legislation he considers to be [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Gavin Aronsen · Interviews · October/November 2007

The Other Side of a Long Night

November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

East of town there are fields. And a tree, a lonely barn, two houses in the distance, and the sun changing from a dull glow to a bright pinwheel in the November sky. It’s eight AM on Friday morning and we haven’t yet slept. “I hate seeing the sunrise before I go to bed,” I [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Colette Ryder-Hall · Fiction · October/November 2007

Reminiscence: “So Long”

November 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I’ve never seen a more uninviting bed. The naked mattress looks like a drunk passed out with vomit all over his face, and the vomit is my pillows and blankets all crumpled up as if they are trying to do an impression of the big bang backwards, condensing into the corner of my wall. I [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Kate Kennedy · Nonfiction · October/November 2007

Numbers

November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

The last meals of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s executed inmates: 7 out of 17 death-row inmates who protested their innocence ordered no meals. 30 out of 33 inmates who admitted guilt ordered last meals. Inmate #33, of the 33 who admitted guilt, was later found to be innocent. He didn’t order a last [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Numbers · October/November 2007

Limericks

November 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment

There once was a hand on an arm on the shoulder of a man on a farm that, milking an udder for milk for butter, made bread taste better when warm. There was a thin woman who felt that the face behind which she dwelt was not her real face and had it replaced by [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Nate Logsdon · October/November 2007 · Poetry

OiNK Shutdown

November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

The record industry claimed its latest victim in its ongoing struggle against Internet music piracy on October 23. Interpol, working in tandem with the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and British Phonographic Industry (BPI), seized the domain of OiNK’s Pink Palace, the Web’s premiere private peer-to-peer BitTorrent tracker music filesharing site, and placed [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Gavin Aronsen · October/November 2007 · Under the Radar