A unique cross between Dylan and American Pie’s McLean, Jules Shear is the unheralded mortar that exemplifies the heart of the music industry

Chances are you remember Cyndi Lauper’s hit “All Through the Night” which reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984, or the Bangles’ somewhat wistful 1986 rendition of  “If She Knew What She Wants.” Now you might ask what does Cyndi Lauper and The Bangles have in common besides becoming female icons of … Continue reading

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The Egyptian Crisis: Obama Administration Asleep at the Wheel?

Egypt faces daunting challenges in the period immediately ahead. After several years of relative stability, both economic and political trends have turned ominous, as this largest and most important of Arab states presses against the outer limits of its resources. Negative developments in recent months affecting tourism, oil revenues and remittances from millions of expatriate … Continue reading

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