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   Updates: 19 September 2014      
 

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How do we keep 7 billion human beings co-operating with one another? This is the question I examine in my essay titled: Forever Young and Demonic Males.

The idea started with an article by New York Times film critic A.O. Scott titled The Death of Adulthood in American Culture. That started me thinking about what is meant by adulthood and how the mission of traditional culture has been to domesticate adults.

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Forever Young and Demonic Males

The New York Times film critic, A.O. Scott, has written an interesting article about why in his view that Americans have become less adult and more juvenile over the past few decades. The tile of the article The Death of Adulthood in American Culture is premised on the idea that American culture is responsible for a terrible disservice. “It seems that, in doing away with patriarchal authority, we have also, perhaps unwittingly, killed off all the grown-ups.”

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Asia Hand, the second book in the Vincent Calvino private eye series, had won the Shamus Award in the Best Paperback Original category for the Shamus Awards. The Shamus Awards are sponsored annually by the Private Eye Writers of America.

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At the CheckInn99 on Sunday 4th May 2014 were a couple of writers, a poet, painter, and literary critic who came to hear some fine jazz. It was a memorable improv session with Jafar Idris on sax.
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Listening to Sax player Jafar Idris on YouTube. I saw him on Sunday performing at CheckInn99 jam session. He brought down the house. An incredible talent. Chris Catto-Smith snapped this photo.

 

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