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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…

SLAM ONLINE | » Original Old School: The Man Next To The Man

I always love it when Slam pulls some of my articles out of the archives and posts online. This one is no exception. I caught up with Scottie Pippen in Shanghai - you never knew who you might find over there.Here is the intro to the piece: /Original…

A nice Panda Dad article.

The Toronto Star weighs in with a nice Panda Dad article.The headline is a little much: "Parenting Smackdown: Panda Father vs. Tiger Mom" but it's a good article.

Mist over the Great Wall

It felt like time to repost this timeless-feeling video. Original music by Woodie Alan - "Lonesome." this is a rough rehearsal take of the first time we worked out this intro arrangement for Bob Dylan's "you're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You…

From the Archives: Bob McAdoo

In honor of the impending NBA Playoffs, I present you with one of my favorite Slam Old School stories... an interview with the mighty Bob McAdoo, now in his 16th year on the Heat bench. meaning this story originally ran in 1998, in Slam #24.…

Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor tonight at 7 pm

I am returning to another one of my ancestral homelands today - Ann Arbor. I am meeting with writing students at U-M's Residential College this afternoon, paying a visit to the mIchigan Daily where I met Becky and we both launched our careers…

Japan disaster relief, an inside, first hand view

My Pittsburgh childhood friend Douglas Schafer has lived in Osaka, Japan for many years. He has been going into the tsunami zone on some relief missions. His posts about this situation are insightful, quite moving and well worth a read. Click…

Wikipedia Page

A new Wikipedia page about me has popped up and it is remarkably accurate.There were a handful of small errors, and I have been correcting them. If anyone notices anything else, let me know.

Rebecca and her Women's conference

My wife Rebecca Blumenstein wrote this brief summary of the Women's Conference she organized and ran in Palm Beach last week. I mean, The Wall Street Journal Task Force for Women in the Economy. I'm very proud.
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Dumpling Master

A nice post about dumplings and me. Includes one of my favorite videos... sadly, this was the only video I did to accompany a column from china. Stupid, stupid, stupid. But glad I have this one.

T-Bone Walker, 1910-1975

Guitar World had an End Page feature for several years, which was basically a one-page obit with a picture of late, great guitarists' final resting places. I wrote quite a few and will be re-posting some of my favorites. We start with one of…