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Doomed Couples

In 1960, Philip Roth’s Goodbye, Columbus won the National Book Award.  The title story of the collection is a novella that tells of the doomed romance between Neil Klugman, a recent college graduate who works in a library and lives … Continue reading

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The Phantom World Order

To set the record straight, I’m not prone to conspiracy theories.  President Obama was born in Hawaii, the US government does not have a secret stash of extraterrestrial corpses, Elvis is dead, and Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK all by … Continue reading

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Prophets of the Airwaves, Mad and Otherwise

In the 1976 movie Network, evening news anchor Howard Beale,  portrayed by Peter Finch, has a psychotic breakdown and declares that  he will blow his brains out on the air next Tuesday.  Beale had earlier been informed that because of … Continue reading

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