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

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

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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

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Vol.106.1: TIME TO GET OUT OF THE DESERT

It has taken a brutal murder by a barbarous people of the Middle Ages to remind us that it is long past time that America, a country with a notorious bad batting average for picking its enemies

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Vol.105.7: FLAKEY JUSTICE

Full disclosure: like Brett Cavanaugh I am also an alumnus of a Jesuit high school, although we were not a prissy rich-boy boarding school that produced guys who sexually-assaulted women (maybe

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Vol.105.6: The Funeral Oration as Political Event

In a strange way today’s funeral orations delivered by the likes of Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Miss Lindsey Graham, and even, can you believe it, by unindicted war criminal Henry Kissinger

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Vol.105.5: ARE WE NAZIS YET?

Ja, ja!, we made it!  Ooom-pah, Ooom-pah, Ooom-pah!

Ilse Koch, the notorious Nazi “Bitch of Buchenwald” concentration

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Vol.105.4: THE LONELY ROADS; Reflections on Anthony Bourdain

The obit/tributes to Anthony Bourdain continue to pour in.  As a former tour guide, independent traveler and resident abroad it is almost reflexive to draw some contrasts with our different “styles”

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Vol 105.3: Everything Happens for a Reason: An Interview with Novelist Sebastian Gerard

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Ba Feng Ku, Dragon City Journal Senior Correspondent

©2009 UrbisMedia

I interviewed Sebastian Gerard in Hong Kong about his forthcoming work of fiction, his third, The River Dragon’s Daughters

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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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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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