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Steve Bromberg / Life Always Seems to Surprise Me

The last time I was in Vegas I lost. Dr. Heart Stat!
What does it mean to be at that moment between the last breath and nothing, when everything slows down just before it ends and you know it’s the end and you see yourself for who you really are. Can you imagine? Really see yourself for the first time and think holy crap and then think wait! I can’t go yet…

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Corbett Reynolds / Art

Life was much different for gay men and women in 1970s’ Columbus, Ohio. The few gay bars in town were mostly dives, and had no signage or visible street presence. Police raids were common, as was harassment from the general populace. It was at this time that a charming little man named Corbett Reynolds came along and helped put the city of Columbus on the map…

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Fred Roberts / Music

November 2014, in a bus winding its way to Salzwedel in what used to be the German Democratic Republic, a mix tape plays over the speakers, an uncanny compilation of anthems of the late ’70s/early ’80s generation…

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Politics / Palombo

One might suggest that the situations in Ferguson and New York City speak for themselves. After all, the actual incidents and the ensuing protests have been splattered across all our screens with every available expert offering his/her opinion on what transpired – what more could be said…

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Stephen Verona / MAO to NOW

In 1980 I was sent to China to direct a movie staring Ingrid Bergman. It was to be the first American-Chinese co-production in over forty years. Filming was to take place in Peking (now called Beijing), Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai. It was mid- September-early October and the weather was beautiful. I had never been to China…

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