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Morte Las Vegas

Morte Las Vegas

Morte Las Vegas, where beneath the faux glamour, the phony fleeting thrills, the perpetual hope that the next card or the next number will produce untold riches, and the cut-rate abundance, the bottom line is always the bottom line. R.I.P. America.

Kingston After Dark: Sound of a void

Kingston After Dark: Sound of a void

When I first heard California’s Wax Idols around 2015’s American Tragic album, I was sure I’d discovered a modern band as catchy as and with as well-written songs as The Pretenders, if Chrissie Hynde, James Honeyman-Scott, et al. were way more goth. That sounds perfect, right? It really is.

Letter: Respect the anthem

Letter: Respect the anthem

“If the NFL owners and players’ greed tempts them to dishonor our fallen, then the public has the right and responsibility to abandon them and their sponsors, and the players should be freed to choose whatever form of protest they select on the playing field,” writes a reader from Ulster Park.

At risk of development?

At risk of development?

Should the New York City metropolitan area have more people and more jobs? If so, how many more? Where in the 31-county region should they be located? And what needs to be done to ensure a habitable environment for everybody?

#MeToo, responsibility and common sense

#MeToo, responsibility and common sense

Okay, ladies and gentlemen, I am taking a stand. I will continue reading Eric Francis’ horoscopes. His horoscopes have always been the best and actually say something tangible and relevant and not vague. The whole me-too movement has turned into something akin to the Salem witch hunts, and it is fascinating and terrible to watch.