R.E.M. Breaks Up: 20 Years Too Late To Care

That title may sound a little harsh, but when you think about it, when was the last time Michael Stipe and crew had any significance in the music world? Yup, that would be the early ’90s, when college rock and grunge ruled the airwaves. And as some R.E.M. fans would argue, their output in that…
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Back To Netflix Again

The last time I wrote about Netflix, it was about how I preferred it to paying too much for cable TV. Since then, Netflix changed things. They upped the monthly rate nearly 60 percent and from reading message boards, you’d think the company has committed murder. But that price increase was for those who want…
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10 Years Later

Sunday will mark the 10th anniversary of one of the darkest days in America’s history; a day I can still vividly remember. On Sept. 11, 2001, 19 crazed hijackers overtook four airplanes and, in the name of a war almost no one even knew about, brutally murdered more than 3,000 lives. Of course, when it…
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George Lucas: How To Destroy A Legacy

For 20-plus years, producer/director/crazed megalomaniac George Lucas has been actively and systematically destroying his legendary “Star Wars” trilogy. In the late ‘90s, Lucas, for reasons unknown only to himself, decided to “enhance” the original films with additional special effects. He then unleashed these horrible mistakes onto the unsuspecting public, who went to the theaters to…
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‘Nevermind’ Turns 20

September 24 will mark the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking album “Nevermind” by Nirvana, and that makes me feel really old. In fact, when I read about this, I almost had a mid-life crisis at the tender age of 30. I remember when the video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” came out. At the age…
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