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LOVE-HATE tattoos have terrifying origin in West Virginia …01.12.22

The iconic LOVE-HATE tattoos that adorn many thuggish fists in the U.S. are tied to one of the most horrific events in West Virginia history and a blockbuster movie based upon the event.


A murderous preacher, a lonely-hearts serial killer, and the infamous state penitentiary at Moundsville all figure into the twisted tale, about which many wearers may be unaware.

The tattoos first entered popular consciousness in 1955 after Robert Mitchem wore them in his role as a corrupt minister-turned-serial killer in the film "The Night of the Hunter," based on a novel of the same name penned by native author Davis Grubb.

Mitchem, as preacher Harry Powell, uses the tattoos to illustrate the eternal struggle between good and evil, wresting his interlocked fists in a feigned battle in which good always wins.

During his incarceration in the state penitentiary on petty crime, he meets an unlucky bank teller, destined to be hanged, who had robbed a bank in Moundsville, West Virginia, of $10,000 and hidden the plunder with his family.

Intent on finding the money, Powell woos and marries the teller's widow and wins the affection of townsfolk. None know he has murdered many lonely widows throughout Ohio and West Virginia, driven by a perverse cycle of sexual attraction and repulsion.

Fearing that his wife will discover him, Powell murders her, hides the body, and pursues the children, and the treasure, hidden in the girl's baby-doll, down the Ohio River.

The Night of the Hunter was rated No. 90 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments, and film critic Roger Ebert called it "one of the most frightening of movies, with one of the most unforgettable of villains."Rev. Henry Kanes in Poltergeist II

In the 1986 film Poltergeist II, Steven Spielberg revisited the theme of the evil preacher through the character of the Reverend Henry Kanes. Like Powell, Kanes wore a brimmed hat and hid murderous intent behind self-anointed piety, though Julian Beck portrayed a more recognizably sinister character on the surface.

As frightening as the film and novel are, author Davis Grubb drew much of his inspiration from a series of murders carried out by Harry Powers, who killed and dismembered women and children on his property at Quiet Dell, near Clarksburg, West Virginia.Harry Powers: the Bluebeard of Quiet Dell

Powers was hanged at the penitentiary at Moundsville in 1932, though his infamy has lived on as one of the first recognized cases of serial killing in U.S. history. Powers lured unsuspecting widows to their deaths through lonely-hearts advertisements placed in periodicals. Unlike Powell, who hunted his victims, Powers trapped his victims and dismembered them in a ghastly basement hidden beneath a garage.

Grubb not only drew on Powers's horrific acts as inspiration, but he was also inspired to include the detail of the fist tattoos after an encounter in Clarksburg, according to author Tom Rizzo.

"Grubb stopped at a local pool-room in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and sat next to a customer nursing a beer. He noticed the man had the word LOVE tattooed on the knuckles of one hand and the word HATE tattooed across the knuckles of the other. Disturbed by what he saw, Grubb got up and left."

No source seems yet to have confirmed how long before Grubb's encounter with the unnamed drinker that the LOVE-HATE tattoo had become popular or whether it became popular after Grubb popularized it.

Writer Susan Doll on the website Filmstruck, underscores Grubb's distrust of organized religion, born of his youth spent in Moundville and nearby Wheeling, West Virginia. This might have been symbolized in his use of the LOVE-HATE tattoo motif.

"His father, Louis, was an architect from a prominent Wheeling family. His maternal grandfather had co-founded the Mercantile Bank, making the family prosperousat least until the Depression. In the 1930s, he and his family were evicted from their home, among other humiliations. The experiences left him with lifelong grudges against the power-brokers of capitalist society as well as organized religion."

Though the film is set in a diabolic dreamscape that appears little like the hill-lined Ohio Valley, "The Night of the Hunter" is still well worth the watch and is widely available online.

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Hawaiian Tattoo Designs, Meanings, and History – TatRing01.12.22

Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

Hawaiian-inspired designs are a mainstay in tattoo culture. As you will learn, there are a variety of different symbols and elements associated with the beautiful culture of Hawaii. Many people find these elements and symbols to be ideal for tattooing. Traditional Hawaiian tattoos come from the culture and heritage of tribes who have lived on the islands for generations, but there are also Hawaiian-inspired sailor tattoos that artists including Sailor Jerry introduced in the early 20th century.

In this article, we will review the history of Hawaiian tattoos. Also, we will discuss their meanings and view examples. In the end, we hope that you are able to find inspiration for your own tattoo.

When it comes to beautiful and symbolic tattoos from the Pacific, the Hawaiian tattoo style is a popular choice. Traditional styles used geometric patterns and symmetric designs in black ink to mark religious devotion, rites of passage, bravery in war, status, ranks, and heritage.

Western culture and the passage of time have since influenced these designs, introducing color and representational images of native elements such as tropical flowers, lizards, dolphins, shells, sharks, arrows, and turtles. In current tattoo designs, you will find a variety of these symbols associated with Hawaiian tattoos.

One of the most popular designs in Hawaii is the hibiscus flower tattoo. The flower is symbolic to the women of Hawaii, and is actually the state flower.

Ancient Hawaiians referred to the art of tattooing as "kakau." They would actually cut the skin open and pour tattoo ink, made mainly of ash and soot, inside the cut. Once the cut healed, the ash and soot would appear as a black pigment. During those times, black was the only color that was available, so all tattoos were done in traditional black ink. As you can imagine, this tattoo process was extremely painful.

Ancient Hawaiians practiced the same tattooing style that the Maori culture used. Men and women both would get tattoos. However, men would typically get more, covering their entire bodies with ink patterns, from head to toe. Every one of their tattoos would be symbolic and hold deep meaning. Together, they told the person's life story, including their rank and where they had been. Although women didn't get full-body tattoos, they had their fair share of them. These tattoos were just as symbolic as men's, and they were used for the same purposes.

Today, people still get ancient and modern-style Hawaiian tattoos for symbolic purposes. Some get the tattoos to represent the Hawaiian tradition and heritage. The designs can contain representations of elements from the past or present, as well as of a specific island or the state of Hawaii. Others get these tattoos simply for their beauty.

A Maori man retouches the tattoo on a tiki sculpture.

James Cowan, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The reason anyone chooses a specific tattoo is very personal, but the following is what common elements of Hawaiian tattoos typically represent.

Tropical flowers are also associated with Hawaiian tattoo designs and have symbolic meanings. Here are a few:

Other common choices include:

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Keoki momoa on August 16, 2019:

Sup my braddah,

Just wanted to ask if you had any original sketches that I could check out or blast.

hookahi mea hawaii on February 16, 2018:

These tattoos arent the traditional kind of tattoos. A lot of these designs if not all of them are more modern and only the black and white drawing was in fact the Ancient Hawaiian kkau uhi. This is watered down from western point of view. And the picture of the man isnt even Hawaiian or his tattoo traditional. None of it was actually. smh. Tattoos have a deeper meaning and none of it was touched at all....

Anna on November 30, 2017:

I live in Hawaii and sorry to bum all you out, but we dont really wear leis, Hawaiian shirts and hula skirts...

Connie on April 18, 2017:

I studied ancient art of tattooing and was under the impression that tattooing in the Pacific Islands started with women, especially in Maori culture. It was the women who got the tattoos, generally the lower half of the body elaborately tattooed, and when sailors from around the world saw them they copied the women. Your article said that women didn't have as many as men but I think that may be wrong. Ancient tattooing was on women first.

Gert on April 10, 2017:

These tattoos are very innapropiate, as they include sexual parts of bodies.

shawna schneider on November 30, 2016:

i thought my project would be boring but looking at it every one loves the tatoos

tikilee on December 05, 2013:

What does the Hawaiian Spears mean

Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on May 22, 2012:

Lynette, you lucky dog you! I am waiting on a settlement and then I am going to go there. I have seen pictures and it is so beautiful there. That is a great idea, go there and get inked. I hate that you couldn't get in. Thanks for taking the time to check out this article and comment Lynette.

lynette on May 18, 2012:

Just returned from 5 glorious days in Maui, HI. Had my new ink picked out and couldn't get an appointment before i left. Was totally bummed. Gorgeous place and these tattoos in here are amazing. !

Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on January 30, 2012:

Gypsy, thanks for another visit. Well it is a special shirt. I say frame it. It would make a great piece on the wall!

Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on January 30, 2012:

Frank, what going on bro? Appreciate the visit as always. Your correct, art is art. Hawaiian art is beautiful.

Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on January 30, 2012:

AE, thanks for dropping by:) Me as well. I would love to go there if only for a day. I hope I can go one day.

Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on January 30, 2012:

Swanheartrunning, thank you for taking the time to come by and check it out. I thank you for that. Yes, it is the state flower of Hawaii. Such a beautiful flower.

Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on January 30, 2012:

Alosin, thanks for dropping by my friend. Hawaiian tattoos are beautiful. Everything about Hawaii is beautiful! Rich tradition.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 28, 2012:

Voted up. Love those colorful tattoos. Love Hawaiian shirts as well. You'll never believe this but I still have a Hawaiian shirt of my dad's who died in 1967 and I can't bear to part with it.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on January 28, 2012:

thelyricwriter this is art even if it is on flesh up and awesome!!!!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 27, 2012:

The art work in these tattoos is amazing. I would love to visit Hawaii..Voted up and beautiful.

swanhartrunning from Illinois on January 27, 2012:

Didn't know the hibiscus was the state flower of Hawaii. What gorgeous tatoos!

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on January 26, 2012:

Wow I've never seen these exotic designs before, but then I've never been to Hawaii. Thanks for showing them. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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First Thing: More than 100 still unaccounted for after Kentucky tornadoes – The Guardian12.15.21

Good morning.

Kentuckys governor, Andy Beshear, broke down in tears yesterday as he announced the deaths of at least 74 people from Fridays deadly tornadoes that swept across multiple midwest and southern states, and warned that the death toll was expected to grow.

The ages of those killed ranged from a few months to 86 years, six of them younger than 18, Beshear said at an emotional press conference in Frankfort, the state capital.

He said 109 Kentuckians were still unaccounted for and that the eventual number of confirmed deaths might not be known for weeks. I know, like the folks of western Kentucky, Im not doing so well today. And Im not sure how many of us are, he said, his voice faltering.

Are rescuers still looking for survivors? Yes, rescuers are continuing to search the wreckage in Mayfield and across the state. Meanwhile thousands remained without power and water, or have been left homeless.

What has the government response been like? Joe Biden declared a major federal disaster in Kentucky. Federal agencies, the president said, were working like the devil to get affected states the help and resources they needed.

The House select committee investigating the Capitol attack yesterday voted to recommend the criminal prosecution for the former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, punishing Donald Trumps most senior aide for refusing to testify about the 6 January insurrection.

The select committee advanced the contempt of Congress report for Meadows unanimously, sending the matter to a vote before the full House of Representatives, which is expected to approve the citation as soon as today.

Bennie Thompson, the chair of the select committee, said in an opening statement that Trumps former White House chief of staff displayed willful noncompliance in his defiance of his subpoena.

What did Thompson say? When the records raise questions as these most certainly do you have to come in and answer those questions. And when it was time for him to follow the law, come in, and testify on those questions, he changed his mind and told us to pound sand. He didnt even show up.

What else happened? The select committees vice chair, Liz Cheney read out texts Meadows received as the 6 January riot unfolded, including from Trumps eldest son, Don Jr, who implored him we need an Oval Office address to stop the Capitol attack.

During a crucial week for Bidens agenda that will probably feature a political showdown on his Build Back Better legislation in the Senate, voting rights activists are turning up the pressure in Washington.

As the US president had a meeting with a key centrist Democrat who has acted as a roadblock to his plans the West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin more than 60 people were arrested as they protested, singing songs and blocking traffic near the US Capitol.

The diverse group of activists came to Washington from around the country and were focused primarily on issues around voting rights and poverty. When the focus turned to voting rights, the talk became more focused on Manchin and the White Houses apparent inability to apply all of its power to pass federal legislation to protect the vote.

Meanwhile, voting rights watchdogs have warned of a powerful web of attorneys and groups who have spent millions promoting new and onerous voting laws that many key battleground states have enacted.

Time magazines decision to make Elon Musk its person of the year for 2021 has been criticized because of his attitude to tax, unions and Covid-19. Describing him as a clown, genius, edgelord, visionary, industrialist, showman, the magazine emphasized that its annual acknowledgement was not an award, but rather, recognition of the person who had the most influence on the events of the year, for good or for ill.

US secretary of state Antony Blinken has used a visit to Indo-Pacific to urge China to cease aggressive actions in the region, as Washington seeks to bolster alliances against Beijing. The Biden administration is trying to reset relations and reassert its influence in Asia after the Trump era.

The US air force has discharged 27 people for refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine. They are thought to be the first service members to be removed for disobeying the mandate. The force gave its forces until 2 November to get the vaccine. Thousands either refused or sought an exemption.

Navy prosecutors have alleged that a sailor charged with setting the fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard last year was disgruntled after dropping out of Navy Seal training. Mays has denied igniting the amphibious assault ship that burned for nearly five days and injured dozens onboard.

For many older people, tattoos came with baggage. Now, social mores have changed and for those in their 60s, 70s and 80s: The stigma associated with prisoners tattoos, or sailors or misfits getting them, has disappeared, says Louise Krystahl, a tattoo artist. That may be why she now gets a lot of clients over the age of 60, who feel ready for their first tattoo. She once tattooed a ladybird on the wrist of a woman in her 80s. For older people, its usually a sentimental reason, not just that they fancy a butterfly, says Krystahl.

Launching a hard conversation about climate reparations and environmental imperialism on a global stage is not where Vanessa Nakate thought she was heading three years ago but when she started to research global warming, she realised the impact it was having. Nakate started a youth strike in Uganda then just kept going. I had this realisation that I could not let another week pass without speaking up, she says. It wasnt climate change it was a climate crisis.

A competition pitting 10 teachers against each other to scramble for dollar bills to fund school supplies in a city in South Dakota has been described as demeaning and drawn comparisons with the Netflix hit series Squid Game. The Argus Leader reported $5,000 (3,770) in single dollar bills were laid out during the Sioux Falls Stampede hockey game, and teachers from nearby schools competed to grab as many as possible in less than five minutes. The company and the Sioux Falls Stampede has since apologised.

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ARTS AND CULTURE: Tattoo art exhibit runs through mid-August – The Tribune | The Tribune – Ironton Tribune08.09.21

More events planned for August

The Grayson Gallery & Art Center, Inc. will present The ART of the Tattoo, featuring the work of 20 regional artists.

Included will be several local tattoo shop owners and tattooists as special guests and the exhibit will have over 50 pieces on display in different media and run through mid-August.

Please note that parental discretion is advised as some subject matter may not be suitable for children.

Coming up,Carter County Metal II will take place on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 5:30-10 p.m. with donations requested at the door.

Next, in partnership with the Huntington Blues Society, the GGAC will co-host the Diamond Teeth Mary Blues Festival Art Show & Sale on Aug. 21 at Heritage Station in Huntington, West Virginia.

For information and details on all gallery programs and events, volunteerism and opportunities in the arts, contact Dan Click, director, atgraysongallery@gmail.comand look for them on Facebook.

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Regretful Heart Offers Laser Tattoo Removal and Tattoo Modification Using the Astanza Duality Laser in Richmond – GlobeNewswire07.25.21

Richmond, Virginia, July 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Regretful Heart, an up and coming laser tattoo removal practice in Richmond, Virginia, is now offering advanced laser treatments featuring the Astanza Duality Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. The full-service tattoo removal studio offers complete laser tattoo removal, selective laser tattoo removal, and tattoo fading and modification for cover-ups and new artwork.

Speaking from personal experience, Ive had tattoos and know many friends who have had tattoos since the age of 16. Its safe to say the decisions we made at 16 are not ones we want to have permanently displayed on our skin. After learning about laser tattoo removal, I knew this was a service that many people could benefit from, said Jessica Sebastian, owner. At Regretful Heart, laser tattoo removal is more than just an eraser for unwanted tattoos. Its a transformational process that helps people erase or modify regretful tattoos and decisions to make room for better artwork.

The Astanza Duality laser at Regretful Heart produces two versatile wavelengths, 1064 and 532 m, for complete removal of a wide range of tattoo pigments. These wavelengths are safe to use on all skin types and specifically target unwanted ink in the skin without harming any surrounding skin tissue. The Duality combines an ultra-quick pulse duration plus high pulse energy to produce intense peak power for optimal ink shattering and fast fading.

Regretful Heart is helping Richmond residents feel more comfortable in their skin thanks to advanced Astanza technology. The great results, high customer satisfaction, and friendly treatment experience are all added bonuses, said Josh Walsh, Astanza Business Development Manager. Their commitment to happy clients is sure to make an impression in the greater Richmond, VA tattoo removal market.

To celebrate its grand opening, Regretful Heart is offering Buy One Get One 50% off laser tattoo removal packages now until July 31, 2021.

About Regretful Heart

Regretful heart is a tattoo removal specialty practice that provides complete tattoo removal, selective tattoo removal, and fading for cover-up tattoos. Regretful Heart has teamed up with tattoo artists, including cosmetic tattoo artists, to provide tattoo modification and correction services. Jessica Sebastian, owner and lead practitioner, is well-versed in operating advanced Q-switched laser technology and received expert training from New Look Laser College, the worlds leading laser tattoo removal training program. She earned the designations of Certified Laser Specialist (CLS) and Laser Safety Officer (LSO) and uses custom protocols to ensure the safest, most effective treatments.

Regretful Heart offers free consultations and tattoo assessments for new and existing customers. To schedule a free consultation, call (804) 404-6428 or email Regretful Heart is located in Atelier Cosmetic at 823 West Broad Street Suite A, Richmond, VA 23220.

About Astanza Laser

Astanza is the leader in lasers for tattoo removal, hair removal, and additional aesthetic procedures. In addition to delivering cutting-edge medical laser devices such as the Duality, Trinity, MeDioStar, and DermaBlate systems, Astanza offers its customers a complete range of training, marketing, and business consulting services to achieve success in this growing field. Astanza is an award-winning company that has received several accolades from leading industry organizations, including MyFaceMyBody and Aesthetic Everything. They are also certified as a Great Place to Work.

Astanza Laser is headquartered in Dallas, TX, with customers throughout North America and Europe. For product, investor, or press information, call (800) 364-9010, or visit Connect with Astanza on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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15 great movies leaving Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon by end of June 2021 – Polygon06.29.21

The end of the month means a fresh new crop of interesting films coming to platforms like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime Video but it also means scrambling to say goodbye to all the great movies you forgot about or always meant to get around to but didnt. Youre looking for the good stuff and you dont have a lot of time. We get it; we got you covered.

Weve combed through the wave of outgoing streaming releases to bring these platforms have to offer during this long holiday weekend. Here there are, 15 of the best movies leaving the major streaming platforms before July.

Danny Boyle injected new life into the shambling corpse of zombie horror with his 2004 post apocalyptic film 28 Days Later. Set four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus in a clandestine testing facility spreads throughout the UK, transforming those infected into ravenous man-eating monsters, a handful of survivors attempt to band together and find sanctuary among the ruins of society. A sizable breakout film for several notable actors including Cillian Murphy (Inception), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), and Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who), 28 Days Later is a modern horror classic, and patient zero for zombie horror films second renaissance. Toussaint Egan

28 Days Later leaves Hulu on June 30.

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Paul Newman and Robert Redford shine and smolder as the titular protagonists of George Roy Hills landmark 1969 western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Written by the inimitable William Goldman (All The Presidents Men, The Princess Bride), the story follows Butch and Sundance who, amid the waning years of the Old West and on the run in the wake of an attempted train robbery gone wrong, attempt to escape to Bolivia while staying just enough steps ahead of the law. The film, which was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 2003 and regularly sits among the list of the greatest American films ever produced, is a tense and enthralling adventure of mythic proportions. TE

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid leaves Hulu on June 30.

Before Phil Lord and Christopher Miller became the hitmaker directing duo behind 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie, and the in-demand producer team behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, they wrote and directed this amiably goofy kids-book adaptation about a dorky scientist (Bill Hader) whose attempt to solve world hunger produces the unexpected effects of making food rain from the sky first normal food, then monstrous mutated food that threatens the world. Its largely an excuse for sight gags and action sequences, as the characters navigate threats made of giant food, but its tremendously lively and fast-placed, with unconventionally weird banter and the same kind of wild, snappy humor that made Lego Movie such a hit. Tasha Robinson

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs leaves Netflix and Hulu on June 30.

My boy says he can eat 50 eggs, he can eat 50 eggs! A classic movie about a stubborn man fighting the system, Cool Hand Luke is primarily remembered today for the scene in which Paul Newman downs 50 hard-boiled eggs to win a bet, and a grim prison wardens line, What weve got here is failure to communicate! Newman stars in an Oscar-winning role as an iconoclast arrested for using a pipe-cutter to decapitate parking meters, in an apparent act of futile, self-destructive sabotage against the state. Sent to a sweaty Southern prison, he feuds with the powers that be, is endlessly punished for it, and plots his escape. Its a deliberately paced film, full of all the despair and winking anti-authoritarianism 1967 had to offer, and Newman is mesmerizing in his quiet war against the wardens of the world. TR

Cool Hand Luke leaves Netflix on June 30.

The last of the five pre-Code comedies the Marx Brothers produced for Paramount Pictures, Duck Soup is widely considered by fans and critics to be the groups finest film and one of the funniest movies ever made. Groucho Marx stars as Rufus T. Firefly, the newly appointed president dictator of the bankrupt country of Freedonia who declares on the neighboring state of Sylvania in order to win the affections of the Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont). Zeppo Marx plays Bob Roland, Fireflys secretary, while Harpo and Chico Marx play spies working on behalf of Sylvania to annex Freedonia. The films musical set piece, wherein the Firefly leads the generals and soldiers of Freedonia in an elaborate dance number after declaring war on Sylvania, is as comical as it is musically infectious. TE

Duck Soup leaves Criterion Channel on June 30.

Released just weeks after the tragic death of its leading man, Enter The Dragon was the film that was set to catapult Bruce Lee to the heights of cinematic stardom. Ultimately, it made him into a legend. Grossing over $20 million in its initial limited release in the United States, the kung fu-blaxploitation-spy film is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential films of its era not only for its thrilling action, but for Lees eminently charismatic presence, as he quotes tenets from his own hybrid philosophy of Jeet Kune Do. The film is also a revolutionary and empowering portrayal of African-American and Asians as physically powerful and adept fighters in control of not only their own bodies and destinies. Looking back nearly half a century, Enter The Dragon is rightfully recognized as a vanguard for transformative power of representation through cinema. TE

Enter the Dragon leaves Netflix on June 30.

David Finchers take on Stieg Larssons massive international bestseller feels a lot colder and more aggressive than the earlier Scandinavian co-production starring Noomi Rapace in the lead role as uncompromising punk hacker Lisbeth Salander. This 2011 version, with Rooney Mara as Lisbeth and Daniel Craig as crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, is more obviously reaching for blockbuster status, which it didnt quite achieve it was a minor box-office disappointment, coming just after Larsson-mania peaked. Its worth watching, though, to see exactly what took the world by storm in 2005, when the book version of Dragon Tattoo first came out: a grim and exploitative thriller-procedural, with Mikael and Lisbeth separately pursuing a series of horrific predatory men, and bringing them to grotesque forms of justice. TR

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo leaves Netflix on June 30.

Depending on your tastes, you can think of this Richard Matheson adaptation different ways. Action fans might think of this as the movie where Will Smith lives alone (except for his dog) on post-apocalyptic Manhattan, fighting to find a cure for the disease that turned the population into light-fearing vampires. Everyone else might just think of it as the movie where Will Smith tearfully quotes Shrek at great length to Alice Braga. Its an oddity, but its also more emotionally involved than most action blockbusters, and the early exploration of isolation in what used to be a teeming city is eerie and compelling. After watching it, though, do yourself a favor and look up the alternate Directors Cut ending, which is more powerful and more hopeful. TR

I Am Legend leaves Hulu on June 30.

A 12-year-old Swedish boy finds a friend in a vampire who looks roughly his age, but is actually an old vampire permanently trapped in the body of a young child. The film is kaleidoscopic, each viewing revealing something different than the last. The first time I saw the film, I was a pessimistic college student, and I read the central relationship as a warning about the parasitic nature of love. After college, the childrens bond reminded me of the impermanence of youth, and why growing up is a mixed blessing. This past year, I was far more focused on the girls relationship with her caretaker, an older man who sacrifices everything for her existence.

The film was adapted from John Ajvide Lindqvists 2004 novel of the same name, which inspired not just this Swedish film, but a 2010 American adaptation, a comic-book prequel, and two stage plays. The latter has its own legacy it was adapted by the magnificent National Theater of Scotland, and it eventually had a run at St. Anns Warehouse in 2015. Few books inspire so much additional great art. So I suppose Im recommending the book just as much as the film. Chris Plante

Let the Right One In leaves Amazon Prime Video on June 30.

Robert Altmans 1973 neo-noir thriller stars Elliot Gould as Phillip Marlowe, a private detective who finds himself implicated in the death of his friends wife after driving him to the Mexico border. Drawn into a seedy web of deception rife with money, murder, and sin. Adapted from Raymond Chandlers novel of the same name, The Long Goodbye is championed as a masterpiece of form and genre; a morality tale charged with the paranoia and suspicion endemic to the culture of the 70s. TE

The Long Goodbye leaves Hulu on June 30.

In 1974, 24-year-old street performer Philippe Petit took 45 minutes to walk across a wire spanning the distance between the World Trade Center towers before being arrested by police. Structured like a heist film, Man on Wire is a documentary of Petits life and career, his motivations for daring such a monumental and mortally terrifying feat, and how he and his team of cohorts pulled off one of the most exhilarating acts of performance art in history. TE

Man on Wire leaves Amazon Prime Video on June 30.

The Princess Bride has it all swashbucklers, epic adventures, incredibly quotable humor, Cary Elwes, and a lovely romance that ties it all together. Its a fairytale fantasy that plays with familiar tropes and breathes new life into them. The amount of pop culture references and quotes birthed from this movie is frankly inconceivable. Witty, funny, and deeply romantic, The Princess Bride is a fun fantasy romp with a very sweet framing device of a grandfather reading his grandson a bedtime story, which preserves the narrative of the William Goldman book a little better than a straightforward adaptation. PR

The Princess Bride leaves Hulu on June 30.

Inspired by the original 1932 film, Brian De Palmas 1983 gangster film follows the rise and fall of Tony Montana, a Cuban ex-convict who migrates to Florida during the Mariel exodus of 1980 and begins his career as a contract killer before becoming a drug lord. Al Pacinos inspired performance as Montana, coupled with Oliver Stones screenplay and supporting performances courtesy of Michelle Pfeiffer and Steven Bauer, carried Scarface to critical acclaim beyond its lackluster initial reception, becoming one of the most celebrated and ubiquitously cited crime dramas of its era. TE

Scarface leaves Netflix on June 30.

Antoine Fuquas Training Day is one of the most iconic crime thriller films of the early 20th century. Ethan Hawke stars as Jake Hoyt, an idealistic LAPD narcotics officer tasked with shadowing Detective Sergeant Alonzo Harris, played by Denzel Washington in his first Academy Award winning performance. If youve somehow never seen Training Day, and Denzels quote-worthy final speech, drop everything and make plans to watch this one. TE

Training Day leaves Netflix on June 30.

Eli Craigs 2010 horror comedy stars Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk as two affable, well-meaning hillbillies who cross paths with a group of college kids while on their way to their fixer-upper vacation home in rural West Virginia. Chaos ensues as the dimwitted undergrads, terrified by the otherwise benign pair, run headfirst into encounters of gruesome terror and death. Tucker & Dale vs Evil is not only a bloody and hilarious twist on cabin in the woods horror films, but an edifying story about how you shouldnt judge people by their appearances. TE

Tucker & Dale vs Evil leaves Amazon Prime Video on June 30.

Kristen Stewart stars in this horror movie from William Eubank (The Signal), which crosses Alien with Armageddon and the survival game Soma as it follows a group of researchers in a deep sea drilling station as they try to escape disaster. The rest of the cast is filled out with other familiar faces Vincent Cassel, Mamoudou Athie, John Gallagher Jr. and, as we dove into in our review, the movies appeal is in cheering them on against terrifying odds.

[The] real attraction of Underwater is in rooting for these characters to survive while watching them get torn apart. Their deaths carry little weight, trading pathos for the fun of watching helmets implode and suits fill with blood. At points, the films flimsiness is laughable: A diagram estimating the range of an explosion shows that itll go just far enough to destroy monsters, but not the people escaping them. But Eubank always moves on quickly, bringing on the next set of undersea scares.

Underwater leaves HBO Max on June 30.

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Playing Card Tattoo Designs, Meanings, Pictures, and Ideas …05.31.21

Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

Playing cards make for some great tattoos and can come in a variety of styles. They can represent one's love and passion for gambling and can also symbolize a number of other things. Card tattoos are very popular among professional card players and anyone who enjoys games and gambling. With all the different things you can do with them, it is easy to see why they are a popular tattoo choice.

Before you choose to get a tattoo of playing cards, you need to make sure you understand how they work. In your traditional deck, you have 52 cards. You actually have 54, which includes two Joker cards, but they are rarely used in most card games. Each card in the deck is part of a four-card set. Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2. Each card in the set will belong to one of four suits, including hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs.

There are a variety of different card hands that people often choose for their tattoo. One of the most popular hands is the royal flush, which includes the cards of the Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and 10. In order for this hand to be a royal flush, all of the cards have to be from the same suit. In poker, the royal flush is the best hand you can have. This is one of the reasons that it is so popular. The royal flush hand symbolizes power, success, and winning. Another popular hand is four Aces. The Ace is the highest playing card in the entire deck. Four aces can be used to symbolize power, victory, or good luck. Other popular hands include the full house and straight.

Some people may only want to get a single card tattooed on them. There are several choices when it comes to that approach. The most popular is the Ace of Spades, which is the top card in most card games. The Ace of Spades can symbolize achievement, power, winning, and leadership. There is also a darker side to the Ace of Spades. Those cards were often placed on the helmets of soldiers during the Vietnam War. Because of this, the Ace of Spades is often called the Death Card.

Another popular choice is the Queen of Hearts. This tattoo is popular among women and can represent a few different things. The Queen of Hearts is often associated with Alice in Wonderland. If you have ever watched the movie, you may recall seeing this card. Due to this, the Queen of Hearts tattoo can symbolize determination, perseverance, and the will to survive. Some people link the Queen of Hearts to love.

Another popular option is the Joker. The Joker can be displayed in several different ways. Many people opt for getting display the Batman character holding a Joker card. The Joker card tattoo can symbolize good luck, as it is often a wild card. It can also be used to symbolize misfortune and deceit. But in the poker world, it is often viewed as a good luck charm.

There are several different ways that card tattoos can be designed. You can get an idea of what all is available just by looking at the pictures on this article. One interesting approach is to use the symbol of each suit: the Spade, Heart, Club, and Diamond. Taking the time to view all the tattoo designs will give you an idea of what is available.

Card tattoos often include other tattoo symbols that are associated with specific cards. There are several different symbols that are placed within the actual cards. Below, you can find a list of those symbols.

The pictures above show some great examples of a tattoo artist thinking outside the box. The beautiful art done in this design really sets the tattoo apart from others. If you want something unique, you have to think outside the box. You may want to get a royal flush with your name inked under the cards. You could have your name tattooed in diamonds with the King of Diamond card. You might want to add flames around your name. You can do a lot with this style of tattoos, so take the time to create something unique.

There are some important things to remember before you get any tattoo. Make sure you take the time to research your options and take the time to make sure that you really want a tattoo. Don't rush: take the time to review different designs. Who knows what you may end up finding? Just don't rush to get a tattoo. Many have made this same mistake and they now regret that decision. Take your time and make sure you know what you want. Thanks for your visit.

nurva on September 16, 2019:

i prefer the ace of hearts

Karyn stone on September 05, 2017:

I want the king queen and jack of hearts my initials are kj and I'm a queen (lol). But I want the girl in the middle my boyfriend his name is Joseph so I kind of want to represent him does this sound good

Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on June 06, 2012:

Max, when it comes to cards, I truly am. I get in the zone:) That is a good thing about lucky tattoo symbols, you can add them together or in different patterns, ect. All about Lady Luck.

BeyondMax from Sydney, Australia on May 29, 2012:

@thelyricwriter - Ricky, aren't you greedy? LOL (...Personally, if I had to choose, I would take the royal flush with dice. I would add a four leaf clover in there also.) LOL Oh, how to catch that elusive Lady Luck, huh!

Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on May 26, 2012:

*KJ, appreciate the visit. LOL, at first I didn't either. I have always been interested in tattoos and the reason why people where them. Your too kind KJ. I thank you though, for everything:) See you soon.

*Gypsy, always good to hear from you sweetie. You make me smile Gypsy. I have so many more to publish, so be prepared. LOL Thanks again doll.

*AE, I am very humble Ruby. Thanks. You can't go wrong with the straight. Personally, if I had to choose, I would take the royal flush with dice. I would add a four leaf clover in there also.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 23, 2012:

I like the straight flush with the lady in black..Interesting...

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 23, 2012:

They keep getting crazier and crazier but I love reading about them and the pics. Well done Ricky. I keep passing these on.

kjforce from Florida on May 22, 2012:

WOW..I would have never thought there was such an abundance of tattoos!I guess there is just about every subject out have done a great job of informing the world on this subject..have enjoyed the info on all the hubs..a lot of research on your part...kudos..

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Spider Web Tattoos: Meanings, Ideas, and Pictures – TatRing05.31.21

Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

If you're considering a tattoo of a spider's web, take some time to research its meanings and significance. Find some design ideas here, too!

Although they are sometimes portrayed negatively, spider web tattoos are still a popular tattoo choice. They are classified as an old school tattoo design, and even though these tattoos can represent negative elements, they can also symbolize positive attributes. Spider web tattoos are commonly found on men, and they are often included in themed tattoo designs. They are most commonly inked on the elbows.

In this article, we will discuss and view spider web tattoos and designs. We will also talk about meanings and the history of these tattoos. We hope that you are able to leave inspired with ideas for your next tattoo.

One of the most criticized tattoos of the past and present is the spider web tattoo. For the most part, it is linked to things that are negative in nature, such as racism, prison, murder, gangs, and violence. However, in modern times, the spider web tattoo has become associated with positive meanings, too. This tattoo has a rich history, and we will take a closer look at this popular tattoo symbol.

The spider web tattoo has been a longtime symbol of incarceration. It has been a symbol of serving time behind bars for decades. The tattoo began to gain popularity in the 1970s and 1980s as more and more inmates got it inked to mark their time served. In fact, as far as prison tattoos go, the spider web ranks just below the famous teardrop tattoo. Just as the spider web tattoo can, the teardrop tattoo represents time spent behind bars.

Although the spider web tattoo can be used to symbolize time spent in prison, there is a much darker history to this tattoo than most know. The tattoo was also a symbol of white supremacy groups. They were inked on the elbows to symbolize their loyalty to their group.

Spider web tattoos gained popularity in prison systems all across the United States during the late 1900s. Even in modern times, the tattoo is still a popular prison tattoo. But in the late 1970s, to wear such a tattoo would come at great cost. Many white supremacy groups had rules when it came to the spider web tattoo. Some groups required that you would have to kill a minority before you could wear such a tattoo. This link has given the tattoo a negative perspective, and rightfully so.

Even though this tattoo has been viewed as a symbol of prison and racism, in modern times, it is not as negative. In fact, the tattoo can be associated with several positive meanings. When you take a moment to view the piece, it is truly a work of art. It is almost like the web's creator is an engineer. It is then that we can find the true meaning surrounding all the negativity behind the spider web tattoo.

The spider web has been associated and linked to the Native Americans for centuries. The spider web is also linked to the dreamcatcher and Spider Woman, who is a Native American character. Spider Woman was a very important figure to several different Native American tribes. Spider Woman would weave protective webs over the cradleboards of all newborns. By doing this, the newborns were protected from all that is bad. As a tattoo, the spider web can symbolize protection.

Thus, the spider web tattoo can symbolize both positive and negative meanings. If you are thinking about getting one, you should be aware of how it will be viewed by others. The public's perspective is negative and probably will be for years to come. We shouldn't judge someone for wearing this tattoo, though, because it doesn't mean that they are a racist, criminal, or a former inmate.

Today, the tattoo is appreciated for its true value as a popular tattoo symbol, and it should be. But even so, if you choose this tattoo, don't be surprised if you are labeled. This is something you have to take into consideration.

As you have read, the spider web tattoo represents both positive and negative meanings. It is important that you learn and fully understand all the meanings behind this design. Below are some meanings and symbols associated with the tattoo.

As you have already read in this article, it is very important to know what this tattoo can stand for and represent. It may take decades, if not longer, for the spider web tattoo to shake such negative associations. It is possible that it never will.

This tattoo can also be designed with several different symbols. Of course, the most popular is the spider.

The most popular spider chosen for this tattoo is the black widow. The black widow is a deadly spider famous for its bright red hourglass symbol located on its back. The female black widow is also known for eating her mate once she no longer has a need for him. The black widow may represent death, evil, power, or strength. It is also possible that one may choose the black widow tattoo to symbolize a near-death experience.

Besides spiders, there are a few different symbols that can be considered:

There are some important things you should remember before you go to get tattooed. Make sure you take the time to research your tattoo and understand what it fully means. The spider web tattoo is one of those tattoo symbols that holds both positive and negative meanings. You don't want to get a tattoo and find out later it means the complete opposite.

Many people get tattoos on impulse. Truth be told, most of them regret that decision later on down the road. Remember, this is something that you will wear for the rest of your life. Even with our technology today, not all tattoos can be fixed. Make sure you are completely satisfied with your choice before you get inked.

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Manuel m carillo on October 19, 2019:

this is a good page can you send me like tattoo stuff or ideas im new on this

Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on June 06, 2012:







Thank you all for taking the time to drop by. Many thanks my friends.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 05, 2012:

Love those spider web tattoos.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on June 04, 2012:

I like the web with the heart..All are beautiful..Voted up my friend..

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on June 04, 2012:

I did not know about that association between the spider web and prison. I always thought it was just another tattoo picture. Thanks for the knowledge. Voting this Up and Interesting.

BeyondMax from Sydney, Australia on June 04, 2012:

This is very interesting. I think it's tough to fight preconception, I heard a lot about people still seeing it as a negative symbolism. So yeah, if anyone wants to do it, it's better to think it over twice. I personally like it, spider web itself is a nature wonder. Great hub!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on June 04, 2012:

once again you are on top of your tattoo game!

lovedoctor926 on June 03, 2012:

This is a very interesting hub. Thank you for sharing this information. I learned something new today. I've never noticed the spider tattoo on anyone. Thanks for sharing

Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on June 03, 2012:

KJ, once again thanks for taking the time to read it. It is a tattoo one should consider carefully. It really shows why it is important to research your tattoo before getting it inked on. Thanks again and best wishes.

kjforce from Florida on June 03, 2012: did it again..beautifully written, well done research..this has been so of my many favorites in the series...thanks for sharing..

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Who are the Western Pa. residents charged in Capitol insurrection? – TribLIVE05.06.21

In some ways, the people from Western Pennsylvania who were arrested in the Capitol riot match the findings of national studies conducted by the Chicago Project on Security and Threats.

Most of them are employed, and several own their own businesses including a couple who owns a contracting company and a man who has a business as a wood worker. And most of them are older than 35.

But the studies also showed the majority of people arrested nationally came from counties Joe Biden won in the election, and from counties that had a declining white population.

For the people arrested in Pennsylvanias Western District, which includes 25 counties from Erie to West Virginia, thats not the case.

Of the 11 arrests, six come from rural areas outside of Pittsburgh, and three more have ties to Lawrence and Washington counties.

Those arrested in the Western District of Pennsylvania include:

Jorden Mink, 27, of South Fayette, is accused of using a baseball bat to break windows in the Capitol building, wielding a flagpole at police officers and spitting on them. Investigators were able to identify him because of an extensive neck tattoo and another under his left eye. He faces six counts and is being held in detention pending trial.

Russell Peterson, 34, of Rochester, Beaver County, traveled to the Capitol with his wife and mother for the Trump rally on Jan. 6. Investigators said Peterson, who had been unemployed for a year, used his Facebook account to stream live videos from inside the Capitol, including from the Crypt, an area below the rotunda, twice that afternoon. He is free on bond.

Peter Schwartz, 47, of Kentucky, was living in Uniontown, Fayette County, when he was arrested. He is accused of spraying officers with mace during the riot and faces 14 counts. Police said a YouTube video posted from the afternoon of the riot showed Schwartz, who was wearing a distinctive shirt or jacket, extending his arm and spraying an orange substance directly at officers. Later in the video, he is seen carrying a wooden baton, investigators said. From a social media post on Jan. 7, police said that Schwartz, a traveling welder, wrote, All the violence from the left was terrorism. What happened yesterday was the opening of a war. I was there and whether people will acknowledge it or not we are now at war. It would be wise to be ready! He is in detention pending trial.

Rachel Powell, 41, of Sandy Lake, Mercer County, became known as the Pink Hat Lady, after video showed her at the Capitol riot. She is accused of using a pipe like a battering ram to break a window in the Capitol and then using a bullhorn to rally the people around her. The mother of eight children, Powell dropped her kids off on Jan. 30 with her ex-husband and left, saying she needed to take care of things. He didnt hear from her again until Feb. 4, the day she turned herself in. During a search of Powells home, investigators found what they characterized as go bags, that had ammunition, rope, duct tape, lighters, throwing stars and knives. Powell, who faces eight counts, was released on house arrest. She has since gotten a job at a Franklin book store.

Kenneth Grayson, 52, of Bridgeville, livestreamed himself from inside the Capitol Rotunda and the Crypt beneath it during the riot. The FBI received tips and was then able to identify Grayson, who was wearing a QAnon sweatshirt and black Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap. He told investigators that if he could do it over again, he would. In addition, an FBI agent testified at a detention hearing that Grayson wrote about violence on Facebook and sent messages on his cellphone that he felt the need to kill people, including President Biden. He faces five counts and was released on bond pending trial.

Jennifer Heinl, 43, of Ross, is charged with illegally entering the Capitol building and can be seen in video footage from security and police body cameras inside the Rotunda with Grayson. Investigators said Heinl lied about not having been in touch with him, and said when they interviewed her about Grayson, she claimed that she did not enter the Capitol. She is charged with four counts and was released on bond pending trial.

Dale Shalvey, 36, who previously operated a woodworking business in Bentleyville, Washington County, is accused of entering the U.S. Senate floor and reading documents removed from desks there. The FBI received multiple tips about Shalveys participation, and one person said Shalvey sent two videos in which he was inside the Capitol and on the Senate floor, wearing Army-green tactical clothing and helmet. The website for Shalvey Woodworks, based in Bentleyville, said a farmer and woodworker at heart, DJ prefers to be healing land, tending to livestock, and when winter comes, creating in his studio wood shop. He is charged with five counts and was released on bond.

Debra Maimone, 27, and Philip Vogel, 33, are charged with kicking a door and stealing protective masks from a police officers bag during the riot. The couple, who operate Vera General Contracting and Cleaning Services in McKees Rocks, are engaged. Investigators said that Maimone posted a video, filmed by Vogel inside the Capitol Crypt, on the social media site Parler. As the camera arrived on Maimones face, she removed her distinctive American flag mask and stated, in sum and substance: Its amazing the FBI wrote in the criminal complaint. The unseen Vogel admonished Maimone, stating in sum and substance: Put your make on, I dont want them to see you. Maimone can be seen in the Parler video wearing a God, Guns, Trump sweatshirt with a green hat, according to the FBI. They were released on bond.

Jeremy Vorous, 43, of Meadville, Crawford County, is accused of illegally entering the Capitol and then posting several images from inside the building on Facebook. In one post with an image of a crowd pressed against a set of doors, he wrote, Bout to rush in again diff door. Vorous told FBI agents that he did not go to commit violence, but that he followed others into the building. In video footage, investigators said Vorous can be heard calling officers cowards, and that he told officers they were preventing (him) from getting into my house. In a YouTube video, Vorous yells, I will be here until we drag these (expletives) out. On Jan. 10, he called the FBIs National Threat Operations Center on Jan. 10 and reported that hed been in the Capitol Building but absolutely did not participate in rioting or take anything, the complaint said. He faces four counts and was released pending trial.

Matthew Perna, 36, of Sharon, Mercer County, was seen in a video inside the Capitol wearing a red hoodie with Make America Great Again written in white lettering. In a video posted to his Facebook page, Perna and others talk about their experience, in which Perna said, Steve and I, we walked right into the Capitol building, the complaint said. Perna told investigators that hed been at the Trump rally that day and then saw an open door in the Capitol buildings west side. He claimed he was pushed into the building by a crowd that had gathered behind him, the FBI said, and that he was only inside for five to 10 minutes. Perna, who faces four counts, was released on bond pending trial. He earns a living selling CBD products online.

Paula Reed Ward is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paula by email at or via Twitter .

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Judy Collins Recreating Historic 1964 Town Hall Concert – AARP02.17.21

But when she chose her Town Hall set list, it was the nation's traumas that preoccupied her: the Vietnam War, the killing of President John F. Kennedy, for whom she'd sung at a Dinner With the President event in January 1963, and the bloody battle for Black voting rights, which Collins supported by singing and speaking out. I definitely knew I wanted to sing The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, a great Dylan song about the murder of a Black waitress at a Baltimore hotel [by an elite racist]; The Battle of Medgar Evers [the slain civil rights leader]; and Hey, Nellie, Nellie, about Lincoln and racism over the centuries.

She sang tunes including Coal Tattoo, by the West Virginia mining-town runaway Billy Edd Wheeler; Tom Paxton's The Last Thing on My Mind, Bottle of Wine and Ramblin Boy"; and the stirring English folk ballad The Cruel Mother, about 17th-century prejudice against illegitimate children.

The recording of that show was nominated for a Grammy, and The New York Times raved, Judy Collins made her New York concert debut Saturday and established herself without delay in the front rank of American balladeers. By the evening's end she had moved her large audience to cheers, whistles and bravos all heartily deserved.

Collins says that the 1964 period of pain and rumination was not unlike the tumults of today. I was able to use the pandemic time doing a lot of thinking, writing and reflecting, she says. So it made sense to reprise her Town Hall show with a slightly different group of songs.

What viewers and listeners will enjoy Feb. 12 is a 15-song mix of the politically activist gems from 1964 accompanied by her stories about that time and some of her most beloved signature hits, including Dylan's The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll and Mr. Tambourine Man, two Paxton tunes, and Coal Tattoo.

Her songs will all be freighted with personal emotional resonance as well as historic importance. She'll sing Ian Tyson's Someday Soon, whose lilting warmth and irresistible melancholy, and its reference to her home state of Colorado, are close to her heart, and her best-known recording, her rendition of Joni Mitchell's Both Sides, Now. Collins told me that the struggle for a woman to be an artist and the pain of losing a child something she shared with Mitchell, who in youth gave her baby up for adoption is something she deeply felt animated her attachment to Both Sides, Now."

If anyone has seen life from both sides now, it's Collins. Here is a teaser snippet of her performance of it nowadays:


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