Johnny Cash

MUSIC WEEK By D.B. Atkins ►HUNG UP ON NARCISSISM The pretension only begins with the title of the new Sting LP, The Dream of the Blue Turtles. This was supposed […]

Sterling A. Brown

THE COLLECTED POEMS OF STERLING A. BROWN. (Harper & Row, $12.95): “Lemme be wid Casey Jones,” Sterling A. Brown wrote in the poem, “Odyssey of Big Boy,” Lemme be wid […]


THE NATURAL CITY Consider the bat. Not the Louisville Slugger or the aluminum, but the winged one. The one that gets tangled in your ‘do, likes an occasional after-dinner drink, […]

Marvin “Bad News” Barnes

If you’re driving to Boston, Rhode Island is little more than a quaint inconvenience—unless you meditate on the game. Rhode Islanders invented the first iron hoop a few years before […]