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: 2018.05.23 KILLER BRAIN

Readers of these pages will recall, its author is no fan of the pharmaceutical companies of America

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Carpe Diem: 2018.05.19: Love,(sort of) Actually

Already on record in these pages as not being a fan of royalty and aristocracy, the inexpensively maintained

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Carpe Diem: 2018.05.06 Trudy & Donny

By now, readers of these pages will know that we much enjoy transgendering (at least Photoshop-wise) Republicans, since they are the most hypocritical gender-insensitive jerks America has to offer. 

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Vol.105.2: Mi Tu, Too Part 2

I recently completed a novel set in China around the lives of four Chinese women over most of the 20thcentury.  Readers of these pages will be hearing about it soon enough, but sneaky

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Carpe Diem: 2018.04.25 FRANCO-AMERICAN HOMOEROTICISM

You know those Frenchies: Toujours l’amour, Toujours l’amour, Toujours l’amour.  Right?  This is no way for Donnie to try to fend

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Vol.105.1: COME SUNDAY, HALLELUJAH, BROTHER [MR]

Come Sunday (20I8), opens with an inflight airplane scene which the Rev. Bishop Carlton Pearson engages a woman seatmate in conversation that leads to his apparently obsessive need

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Vol.104.7: DON’T DO IT, ROCKET BOY

Don’t know how clever a political actor Kim Jong un is. Not much is known about him beyond his youth and goofy haircut. But this past Easter he met with CIA director Mike Pompeo on some

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Carpe Diem: 2018.04.18 M’M’M’Mitch

Mitch McConnell’s drag queen tribute to Barbara Bush.

Carpe Diem: 2018.04.13 ATLAS  SMUDGED

Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the U.S. House of Clods and Clowns, announced today that he will not seek reelection to his congressional seat. He intends, he says with a straight face

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Vol.104.5: IT’S RESURRECTION TIME, AGAIN

As I write this there are Christian pilgrims in Jerusalem thronging the Via Dolorosa, some of them lugging wooden crosses as their Savior reputedly did long ago, reliving his “stations of the

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