Jim Murphy

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  • 19 years ago | Longform

    Infants ranging in age from new to 18 months spend much of the day napping in tiny cribs. Slightly older toddlers ramble to and fro with no real direction or purpose. The oldest kids -- those up to five years of age -- scamper around outside in a ...

  • 19 years ago

    There's a telling photograph tucked inside the lyric booklet of Brian Franklin's new CD Stir Fried World. Granted, the thumb-size picture, taken by his father when Franklin was seven years old and his family lived in New York, doesn't show much, j...

  • 19 years ago

    Patti Smith Gone Again (Arista) The most important artists don't try to reach for universal truths. Instead, they bare their very individual souls, and we hear ourselves reflected in their voices. After removing herself from the musical limelight ...

  • 19 years ago

    Suppose you're Jeff Lemlich, the senior news writer at WFOR-TV (Channel 4), a station where you started working seventeen years ago as a graphics operator and where you've won three Florida Emmys as a producer. Your 40th birthday falls on May 11, ...

  • 19 years ago

    This sounds like the setup to a familiar joke, but it really happened a few Thursdays ago: A guy walks into a bar and asks the bartender: "You got any music tonight?" "Yeah," the bartender replies, "the Laundry Room Squelchers are playing." So the...

  • 19 years ago

    A lot of things seem weird to Amanda Green. The 24-year-old singer/songwriter uses the word a lot to describe, in general, her personal life and, in particular, the confluence of professional events ranging from her first club gig last August (a s...

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