Tag Archives: Authenticity

Imitations of Authenticity

Back in the seventies it was playing in the pit band for a local production of that gloriously silly musical Bye-Bye Birdie – roughly, Elvis gets drafted and American teenage girls go all woozy and their parents don’t understand them, … Continue reading

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Living in the Post-Authentic World

Okay, maybe it does pay to follow everything, no matter how unlikely the source. And this month, down in Austin at the annual South by Southwest conference – the seminars and trade show that goes along with the big music … Continue reading

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Huck’s Gone

Academics are odd sorts. It was late winter in 1969 and a long drive through central Ohio into Columbus, to meet with the Woodrow Wilson Foundation folks – a panel that was interviewing a bunch of us college seniors. Only … Continue reading

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The Apotheosis of Authenticity

Live long enough and you sense an arch to things. And if you were off to college in the fall of 1965 you had no clue – something was just starting and all you had were discrete events. There were … Continue reading

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