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

Vol.85.4: MY FIRST MOVIE

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“My parents had a good reason for taking me to the movies all the time, because I had been sick with asthma since I was three years old and I apparently couldn’t

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Vol.85.2: THE CITY AS CINEMA

The Cinema: a little script

INT: SUBWAY STATION, IRT, NEW YORK, MARCH 23, 2014

MEDIUM SHOT: Subway platform and train and modest crowd

ACTION. Mark enters the door of

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Vol.82.5: UP YOURS, DOWNTON ABBEY!

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Out here in Hong Kong the BBC, beloved as “the Bebe” by some, serves as a largely reliable source of news and information for me. But every so often

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Vol.78.6: Love in [and] the City

© Vanguard Films

© Vanguard Films

A review of Portrait of Jennie and films of love found and lost in the City

Is it every lonely, searching urban man’s fantasy, on turning some city street corner, to

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Vol.66.8: SO LONG DAN; SO LONG JOURNALISM AS WE KNEW IT

Author and Dan Schorr, 1990, © 1990, UrbisMedia

Author and Dan Schorr, 1990, © 1990, UrbisMedia

Listen to: The Persian Gulf Crisis interview with Dan Schorr

Dan Schorr’s distinguished journalistic

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Vol.40.7: MURDER AND THE MEDIA CIRCUS

©2007 UrbisMedia

©2007 UrbisMedia

It is often said of war that its first victim is Truth.  In the media circus that surrounds tragedies like that at Virginia tech, the second (or, third, or thirty-third) victim is Sincerity.

 

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Vol.40.1: THE END OF AMAZEMENT

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Take a photo of somebody from an aboriginal tribe. That’s if you can find an aboriginal tribe

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Vol.30.7: IT’S NOT SO EASY BEING MEAN [1]

If you can’t think of something nice to say

about someone, then say nothing at all.

                                                                                        (Old

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Vol.23.6: NO LAUGHING BATTER

©2005 UrbisMedia

©2005 UrbisMedia

Remember Bea Arthur?   She was the wife in a successful sit-com of several years ago who was the 1970s

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Vol.23.4: GRAND THEFT COUNTRY: IRAQ, The Video War

 ©2005, UrbisMedia

©2005, UrbisMedia

Ryan’s zits can barely be discerned in the screen glow from the 20-inch monitor.   He peers into

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