Pee Wee King

Voices of Polonia: Pee Wee King, Country Music Artist

By Ted Rajchel | Columnist  Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski, (February 18, 1914—March 7, 2000), known professionally as Pee Wee King, was an American country music songwriter and recording artist best known for co-writing “The Tennessee...

Feature Story: Remembering Dickie Frank and ‘Birdland’

By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood Richard Frank was born in August 1931 to Marion Moorehand-Frank and Paul Frank in Utica, NY. Dickie Frank was Utica’s first Black celebrity and success story as a star athlete, Utica’s 2nd...
fast fashion

Environment: Ecological Disasters Part 4-Examining Fast Fashion

By Sage Lively | Hamilton College Intern  Let’s talk about Fast Fashion. Fast Fashion was introduced in the ‘80s as an approach to design, create, and market clothes to make them cheaper and quicker to...

Feature: Are We Overly Social?

Aristotle once said, “Man is by nature a social animal; an unsocial individual naturally and not accidentally is beneath our notice or more than human.”  In the prior years of American sociology, socialization is associated...
Pride

The Heat Beat: Being an Effective Ally to Musicians (and More) in the LGBTQ...

June is Pride Month for the LGBTQ community. Each year, the month is dedicated to commemorating the Stonewall Riots that were the birth of the modern gay rights movement, with events across the country.  This...

Vote ‘22 – Why a Republican Win in Midterms Would Be Disastrous

By Roger Chambers While many Republicans continue to support him, reaffirming Donald Trump’s right-wing populism in mid-term elections of 2022 or the national election of 2024 would hasten authoritarianism. Constant lies continue, amplified by Fox...

Feature: ‘Voices of Polonia;’ On V-E Day Say “Dziekuite” Thank You to the Poles

By Ted Rajchel On May 8, 1945 (V-E Day) the world celebrated victory in Europe, and on May 8th we remember those who fought to preserve the freedom that we now enjoy.   The United States,...

June Legal Myths vs. Reality

By Judge Joan Shkane  This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. Please note: Senator Sam Ervin, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Watergate in...
Men

Film Review: ‘Men’ an Arthouse Exploit Whose Style Upends its Story

By Matt DeCristo  “Men” earns the distinction of being the only film I have ever walked out on. And at a running time of a mere 100 minutes, that’s saying something. The pacing is fine....
Almanac

Mohawk Valley Almanac for May 2022

By Roger Chambers Holidays and Observances in May May 1--May Day; Law Day; International Labor Day; Beltane May 5--Cinco de Mayo May 8--Mother’s Day; Truman Day (Missouri) May 21--Armed Forces Day May 22--National Maritime Day; Rogation Sunday May 23--Victoria Day (Canada) May...