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  • The author Ray Hanania with playwright and actor Ronnie Marmo following his brilliant performance in "I'm not a Comedian ... I'm Lenny Bruce" at the Royal George Theater in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

    Review: I’m Not a Comedian … I’m Lenny Bruce Lenny Bruce may be a name many people today don’t know but they should know him because his critical thinking is still very refreshing and relevant to today’s world. He was a satirist and standup comedian who got into trouble over the use of banned swear...

  • Does the Super Bowl represent our American Dream anymore? When the Super Bowl first began in 1967, it was a wholesome iconic role model for young men and women. Today it’s driven by greed, and the real focus isn’t on athletic competition of sports, but rather it is on profit and advertising. And some of...

  • Comcast Xfinity truck courtesy of Wikipedia

    The growing problem of cable TV Cable TV has lied to us and it is slowly strangling the American public, all for profit. We were told Cable Tv would be Ad Free. It’s not. We were told we would pay one fee for Cable TV and receive all of the programs. It’s not. The lies...

  • Oil on canvas portrait of Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Hamilton finally closes after elitist and political theatrical performance run The theatrical play “Hamilton” has been more about politics than it has about either historical accuracy of even honesty. From the start, it was used as a political weapon against President Donald Trump imposing itself on the American conscience with the biased backing of the...

  • A Drive-In theater (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Movie remakes are always so disappointing With all of the advances, instead of being creative, Hollywood is dumbing down, pandering to our old memories remaking movies instead of being creative with new concepts, new movies and new ideas. By Ray Hanania Imagine, they decided to do a remake-sequel of “Mary Poppins,” the memorable 1964 movie...

  • Altgeld Hall, and Still Hall, at Northern Illinois University. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

    School should be more than just an education As my son readies for college, I reminisce about what it was like 50 years ago when I left homew to go to college. It was a different world then and a different world today By Ray Hanania My son Aaron leaves for college next week and...