Events:

  • PVD S.W.A.P. Meet

    (S)poken (W)ord (A)nd (P)oetry Tuesdays: an exciting spoken word event with free parking, cash bar, catered food and DJ Donnie Battle playing the throwbacks.  

    January 25 @ 7:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 25, 2022

Chip Young

ON THE BALL AND OFF THE WALL: Pastime is Now Past Time

This column is for non-sports fans who would like some enlightenment and hopefully humor without being sports fanatics. The French-born educator, philosopher and author Jacques Barzun once wrote of what was known as our country’s National Pastime: Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball… No more. Major League […]

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On the Ball and Off the Wall: Tokyo Olympics — Down and Dirty (and Deadly?)

This column is for non-sports fans who would like some enlightenment and hopefully humor beyond being sports fanatics. Anybody want to buy 160,000 condoms, cheap? If so, contact the International Olympics Committee in Tokyo, where they plan to hand out that stockpile of rubbers to the 11,000 athletes who will be competing in these audience-free […]

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On the Ball and Off the Wall: Noise Pollution: The most annoying illusion in sports

This column is for non-sports fans who would like some enlightenment and hopefully humor beyond being sports fanatics. Vuvuzelas! No, that doesn’t mean go eff yourself in Afrikaans. But it might as well convey that message. At the 2010 soccer World Cup finals in South Africa, vuvuzelas nearly eclipsed the play on the field. They […]

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