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by | Dec 29, 2022

Talk about a double standard. Talk about abuse of power. Again. On Friday, Dec. 30, the Democrats running the House Ways and Means Committee are releasing former President Donald Trump’s taxes. Which is to say, they are launching one of…

by | Dec 27, 2022

Bob Dylan’s The Philosophy of Modern Song lured many reviewers into divining it as a sort of psychological autobiography. Dylan’s analysis offered in the opening chapter on Bobby Bare’s “Detroit City” regarding the song’s protagonist, “He’s able to manufacture a…

by | May 14, 2021

Van Morrison released a Rorschach Test disguised as an album this week in the 28-track Latest Record Project Volume 1. The critics who regarded him alongside Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and Paul Simon now insist that he ranks somewhere…

by | May 9, 2020

Friday The shutdown goes on and on. But to tell the truth, I am so depressed by it that it hardly matters anymore. Outside the walls of my house in Beverly Hills, it’s just like “1984.” As some smart person…

by | Apr 25, 2020

Half the planet having gone into lockdown must have shaken up Bob Dylan’s world even more than most. He has famously been touring now — performing for his legions of fans — more or less continuously for an amazing 30…

by | Dec 7, 2016

Washington When I heard that Bob Dylan had received the Nobel Prize for literature, I was mildly surprised. He writes music, popular music. As did George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, both of whom almost certainly wrote better music. I have…

by | Oct 18, 2016

The world’s newest Very Important Writer is MIA. The eccentrics at the Swedish Academy, who recently gave the world a world-class knee-slapper when it named Bob Dylan the Nobel Laureate in literature, can’t seem to find their new honoree. (That’s right. For…

by | Oct 14, 2016

News is out that Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. That’s right. Don’t adjust your computer. Bob Dylan. Literature. No fooling. I’m not having you on. If I were going to make something up I’d come…

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