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Tony's Playpen

There was three feet of snow in Denver when the ARS transporter departed from the team headquarters on First Street. Three days later,...

Book Review—The Making of a Quagmire

When I was in college as in the early-1970s, the the heroes of the Journalism Department were Vietnam reporters Neil Sheehan, Malcolm...

The Silver Fox

It was a pivotal moment in Pop Music. Charlie Rich was in Memphis auditioning for Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records who’d...

The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll

Sun Records was little more than a storefront studio in a bad part of Memphis, Tennessee. Yet, it was here the first rock-n-roll record...

Domes: Easy When You Know How

In the second century A.D., Roman emperor Hadrian commissioned the building of a temple to commemorate the gods of all the planets. Mind...

Book Review: The 1619 Project

His name was Thomas Dartmouth Rice, a New York entertainer who performed under the stage name of T. D. Rice. In 1828, Rice had been a...

In Search of the America Dream

The book is entitled, "The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone And How We Can Prosper Together", by Heather McGhee. What the book does...

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