Articles by: Joe Nolan
Joe Nolan is a poet, musician and freelance writer. He contributed his "Insomnia" segments to the Out There crew's Disinformation World News podcasts.

Sherman Hemsley: Acid King 0
by / on July 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm / in Joe Nolan's Insomnia

Sherman Hemsley: Acid King

I was sad to hear about the passing of Sherman Hemsley earlier this week. The Jeffersons was a progressive, challenging show and Hemsley’s George Jefferson came off as a kind of black Archie Bunker, always at odds with his circumstances, never knowing when to keep his mouth shut. I preferred Good Times to The Jeffersons as a little kid, but The Jeffersons was funny and it had a pretty great theme song (although not as good as Good Times’).

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So Long, Harry Crews 0
by / on July 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm / in Joe Nolan's Insomnia

So Long, Harry Crews

A few weeks back I was flipping through a Southern culture magazine at a drug store when I found out that Harry Crews had died at the end of March. The novelist, short story writer and memoirist was one of my literary heroes and -since we’re not doing a Coincidence Control Network podcast this afternoon – I felt it was my responsibility to slip in at least one pop-culture obituary here at the blog.

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Satty’s Bohemian Palace 0
by / on July 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm / in Joe Nolan's Insomnia

Satty’s Bohemian Palace

Readers who are familiar with the artist Satty may have discovered his work the way I did – leafing through the pages of Terence McKenna’sThe Archaic Revival, delighting in the mystery and psychedelic weirdness of Satty’s collages which illustrate that volume.

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Umberto Eco vs. The Blackshirts 0
by / on July 10, 2012 at 8:00 pm / in Joe Nolan's Insomnia

Umberto Eco vs. The Blackshirts

It seems the subject of fascism has come up for our round table lately and the word has certainly been getting thrown around a lot in the last decade. But, what do we mean when we say fascism?

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A Light on Prometheus 1
by / on June 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm / in Joe Nolan's Insomnia

A Light on Prometheus

When they report this weekend’s box office receipts, I’m sure I’ll be among a throng of folks who went to the theater this weekend to see Ridley Scott’s new Alien-prequel-of-a-kind Prometheus.

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