PN #51 White Christmas, America’s Favorite Christmas Movie

White Christmas – America’s Favorite Christmas Movie by Mark Crampton   I doubt there is an American of ANY age or any background who does not watch the classic 1954 holiday movie White Christmas during the holiday season.  I think it is even ahead of the 1964 animated Burl Ives chldrens’

PN #50 Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox by Mark Crampton I ran across Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, as I so often find new and (sometimes) curious music interests, while surfing on YouTube Music. That day, I was specifically searching for covers of modern rock/pop in Jazz, Blues, or Swing style (remember – I do NOT

PN #50 MC BBQ & Southern Kitchen

MC BBQ & Southern Kitchen by Matt Vernon When Lawrence Fogarty was 14 years old his parents were members of a country club. They took Lawrence there to hang out. One day, he saw the chef do a cooking demonstration class. Young Lawrence was enamored and caught the cooking bug (he says

PN #50 The Toy Box Dilemma

The Toy Box Dilemma by Parish Conkling   Let’s try a thought experiment. Imagine that you are a Kindergarten teacher. You have roughly thirty students between the ages of five and six, from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, and with various levels of maturity. You suspect that a few may have some learning difficulties,

PN #50 Letter Rip: RIP Houston Press?

Dear Readers, Some of us remember where we were or what we were doing when certain events occurred in our lifetime. Something like 9-11 or the shooting death of John Lennon or even Kurt Cobain’s suicide. For me, I remember the death of the original incarnation of the Public News in 1998.

Public News #50

Public News #50 Something to enjoy after you recuperate from your Black Friday injuries. Much to read here, so sit back and devour. Matt Vernon? has the cover story on the late great MC BBQ and Southern Kitchen (damn you Harvey) Mark Crampton? talks about Scott Bradlee's PostModern Jukebox with video links galore. Arvin

Public News #49

    A bit late this week as we are getting ready for our print debut on November 29th! This edition of the Public News is formatted to the new size that our printer will deliver. Inside Nick Rama discusses the most recent BBQ showdown. Robert Castro interviews Clay Melton, Mark Crampton shares his

Public News #46

Public News #46 is live. Inside you will learn about the things that go bump in the night in Tomball Bart Pearston writes about School Daze Robert Castro interviewed IIOIOIOII Mark Crampton shares his experience with Celtica Ken Petty ponders why Churches don't want to help others. Matt Vernon shares Le Pam's story Events, Music and an