Author Archives: Steve-O

Irish Home of Biden’s Great-Great-Great Grandfather Cheers His Victory

By Ed O’Loughlin, New York Times BALLINA, Ireland — As America turned slowly blue, Ballina held its breath. Was it really possible that Joseph R. Biden Jr., considered a native son of this charming town on Ireland’s west coast — albeit … Continue reading

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Nick Cave: Negativity, cynicism and resentment will not do.

Australian rocker Nick Cave interacts with his fans via his website The Red Hand Files. “In this time of illness, cynicism and cruelty, do you receive many mean or vile messages?” asked one fan. “How do you cope with that … Continue reading

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Sean Connery, who embodied James Bond and more, dies at 90

By Aljean Harmetz, New York Times Sean Connery, the irascible Scot from the slums of Edinburgh who found international fame as Hollywood’s original James Bond, dismayed his fans by walking away from the Bond franchise and went on to have … Continue reading

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Jack White: Patron saint of abused buskers

By Steve Beard Jack White is the patron saint of bruised and battered street buskers. Just ask musician Matt Grant. On Tuesday, Grant got his guitar smashed while he was performing on the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland. “Often I don’t … Continue reading

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Do Something: How one courageous woman deals with a pandemic

By Mary Jo Copeland, founder of Sharing & Caring Hands, a food kitchen and charity in Minneapolis. Her story, told to Eli Saslow, was published in the Washington Post. There’s always a line. The line gets longer. I wake up … Continue reading

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Appalled at our political choices

Got hooked on P.J. O’Rourke back in 1988 with his blistering side-splitting book Holidays in Hell about trying to find the sliver of humor in basket case foreign countries and unbearable situations. What follows is from Reason magazine about his … Continue reading

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White Castle slider business explodes in Arizona

By Steve Beard One year ago, White Castle opened its first restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. Selling more than 4.2 million sliders in the last 12 months, it has become the #1 location of the 360 White Castle restaurants in more … Continue reading

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Avengers defend Chris Pratt

Excerpted from Abid Rahaman’s news story in the Hollywood Reporter Robert Downey Jr., Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo and James Gunn took to social media to support actor Chris Pratt after a deluge of criticism of his supposed religious and political … Continue reading

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Ice Cube sets record straight

Legendary rapper Ice Cube spoke on CNN about his “Contract With Black America” which was released several months ago to address racial inequality. Cube said he has not met President Donald Trump and is not trusting either his campaign or … Continue reading

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Alice Cooper for President

By Steve Beard Like psychotic clockwork every four years, legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper has once again tossed his top hat into the center ring and is running for President of the United States. Running on the Wild Party ticket, … Continue reading

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