Essays & Images on Cities, Travel and Contemporary Culture. A web journal of James A. Clapp, Ph.D., an UrbisMedia Ltd. Production

Carpe Diem: 2019.10.20 SLAM DUNK ASS-KISSERS [REV]

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If the young protesters of Hong Kong require any additional indication of what life will be like under the lifelong Communist Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.10.10 THE 2019 NOBEL; STILL UN-DISCOVERED

 

Again, in vain (and vanity), I waited for that middle-of-the-night phone call from the Nobel committee on literature to inform me that they had finally seen the light, at the last elevated their Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.09.18 #ThemToo

I know, I know, some of you are saying right now, “This just isn’t like Dragon City Journal. He’s not misogynistic, and he’s always respectful of women. Calling them stupid and ugly, Read More

Vol.106.04: THE PARADOX OF CHRISTIANITY

Recently, I read a sample from a new book titled I Wish I’d Been There, by Byron Hollingshead, that is a composite volume of essays by “twenty historians bring to life dramatic events Read More

Vol.106.3: THE CORRUPTION OF IDENTITY, Part 2

 Hong Kong is like a girl in the engagement period of an arranged marriage being physically abused by a fiancé who grins back at her protests knowing that he can soon rape her with impunity.

In Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.09.05 EUROTRUMP

Trump Europe

Some readers might have missed Donald Trump’s fudgy cartographics with a map of the projected path of Hurricane Dorian in which the prez decided to extend the projection to the state of Alabama Read More

Vol.106.: ON CORRUPTION, Part 1

The Latin etymology of the word means “to break apart,” which, of course, aptly describes the process of an entity losing its integrity, like the putrefaction of an organic body. But, over Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.08.21 SMACKIN’ ENDICOTT

See the entire scene from the 1967 “Best Picture” In the Heat of the Night here:

It is one of the most satisfying movie scenes—well, at least in some parts of this country (let’s not forget Read More

Vol.106.1: LOST TRIBE FOUND: THE JEWS OF CHINA

 

Former Jewish residences in Shanghai. Photo by the author, ©1990  UrbisMedia-Ltd.

The synagogue, just a few blocks from where I live, looks at first, with its Paladian architecture and stained-glass Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.08.15 Act of Contrition

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