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

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Carpe Diem: 2019.02.13 Up Against the Wall

Vol.106.5: LAST BREXIT TO ALBION

Remember that old saying about “the sun never sets on the British Empire”?  It was true once.  But it hasn’t been for a long time and the apt saying today is that the sun has set on the Read More

Vol.106.4: PHOOEY ON FANTASY-AGAIN!

 

Since I first wrote this essay it has obviously done nothing to reduce the scourge of fantasy films.  They continue to pour out of Hollywood and elsewhere to thrill video gamers and anyone Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.02.06 OINK!

Vol.106.3: GOLD, FRANKINCENSE AND ZU-ZU’S PETALS [MR] Reprise of 12. 3.2006

An angel gets his wings                                  ©RKO Pictures

It’s that time of the year again; time for Zu-Zu’s petals.

But first, a few words on a Read More

Carpe Diem: 2018.12.19 FELICITOUS WINTER SOLSTICE


YES, IT IS THE SALUTATION OF THE PAGAN, THE INFIDEL, THE HEATHEN, THE ATHEISTIC  THAT DOES
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Carpe Diem: 2018.12.05 Requiescat In Veritas (Addendum)

From my window I am able to see my neighbor’s overly large, but fading and shredding American flag flutter at half-mast, no doubt in reverence of the passage of George H. W. Bush, as it did Read More

Vol.106.2 Sex, Sex and (Ho-Hum) More Sex: Sebastian Gerard on Potty-Mouth Literature

I will begin with a little confessional. I decided to take a nom de plume—Sébastian Gerard (you already know who I really am)—back in 2004 when I commenced my first novel Read More

Vol.101.2: Homo Sepia Sapiens

No, it’s not one of my typos.  You read it correctly—Homo Sepia Sapiens.  What the hell is that, you ask ? I don’t blame you; a lot of the things I write provoke a WTF reaction Read More

Carpe Diem: 2018.11.13 Ole Bone Spur

Our Coward-in-Chief once again took to Europe to make himself a national embarrassment for the USA and show himself to be a complete idiot in international affairs (doesn’t know the difference Read More

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