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Tom Nolan

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Ash Grove: The Other Side of Melrose

It seems fitting that the three-day 50th-anniversary celebration of the Ash Grove — the folk-music club that, between 1958 and 1974, introduced a couple of gen...
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Hard-boiled O’Hara

Courtesy of Wylie O’Hara Doughty “He is Hubert Ward the movie star,” reads the penultimate sentence of John O’Hara’s 1962 Hollywood novel, The Big Laugh, “and no son of a bitch can take that away from him.” Then comes the last, sardonic phrase — a cosmic shaggy-dog punch line uttered......