Author Archives: Ken Dowell

Car Trouble and Other Family Problems

Robert Rorke’s novel set in a working class Irish neighborhood in Brooklyn in the 1960’s Continue reading

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The History of College Basketball Happened Here

The Palestra has hosted more college basketball games than any other facility. Continue reading

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Of Cults, Baseball and Equal Rights: Pt. 3, Barnstorming Montana

The Kansas City Monarchs and House of David baseballers come to town. Continue reading

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Of Cults, Baseball and Equal Rights: Pt. 2, The World Series of the West

An integrated baseball tournament in a segregated age. Continue reading

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Of Cults, Baseball and Equal Rights: Pt. 1, St. Louis Cardinals vs. House of David

When a 19-year old female pitcher took the mound against a team with eight future Hall of Famers. Continue reading

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Thinkers, Makers, Dreamers — The MIT Museum

Gestural engineering, imagined communities, neuroscience at MIT Continue reading

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Hopper and Other Favorites from the Whitney Collection

With O’Keeffe, Stella, Lichtenstein and more Continue reading

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The Five Best Books I Read in 2018

Some history, some contemporary life in America and the view from outer space. Continue reading

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Let’s Pretend It’s 1965 and We’re in the East Village

The Velvet Underground Experience Continue reading

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Big Art

Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, N.Y,. Continue reading

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