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Conversation with Author Kliph Nesteroff (Part One)

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 02.15.2017 | Home
Michael Nirenberg

After hearing comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff's interview on Marc Maron's WTF podcast I knew I had to drop everything and pick up his epic historical...

Attention: Sports Fans!

George Heymont | Posted 01.28.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Any form of corruption can taint a sport whose integrity is held sacrosanct in the eyes of its biggest fans. Two recent Bay area productions helped to shine a light on how difficult it can be to win simply on the basis of one's merit.

Stepin Fetchit: The Weird and Wonderful Conduit Between Jack Johnson and Muhammad Ali

Myra Chanin | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Myra Chanin

Jack Johnson and Muhammad Ali -- two extraordinary 20th century they-were-called-Negroes-then World Heavyweight Boxing Champions, were both KO-ed by t...

Fetch Clay, Make Man Review

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

When a play throws a knock-out punch you leave the theatre disturbed, awakened, even tearful and in the case of Fetch Clay, Make Man, satisfied. This play explores Cassius Clay's aka Mohammed Ali's relationship with thirties' comedic actor Stepin Fetchit.

The McDonald's "Mr. James" Ad Campaign and How We Don't Care About White People, Apparently

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Disgrasian

Oh dear. It seems that we've ruffled a few feathers while writing about stereotypes.

Bad Dreams From My Grandfather

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Shadowy non-state actors contemplate flattening an American city with a device smuggled into the United States at one hundred possible ports of entry.