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Let Me Explain Mr. President...
February 21, 2006
George Bush wonders what difference there is between a "Middle Eastern" company and a "Great British" company running America's ports. Martin Lewis kindly explains the difference...

Here Comes The Sun-Gods
October 23, 2005
The full-length, "director's cut" version of Martin Lewis' essay about the Beatles for Variety. [See column dated October 16th 2005 - "The Apollonian Spirit of the Beatles"]

The Apollonian Spirit of the Beatles
October 16, 2005
In October 2005, the entertainment industry's most-respected trade journal - Variety - celebrated its centenary by lauding the Top 100 Entertainment Icons of the past 100 years. The Beatles were designated the undisputed #1 Icons. Variety's editors invited Martin Lewis to contribute the major essay about the Beatles' supreme achievement for its 250-page special Centennial Issue.

Taxman Mr. Heath Dies...
July 19, 2005
The English Prime Minister who became one of the few real-life people to be mentioned by name in a Beatles song - has died. But he should best be remembered for having been one of the first to see-through and publicly skewer the hollow harridan who replaced him as leader of the British Conservative Party - Mrs. Thatcher...

Radio Radio...
May 21, 2005
Steven Van Zandt has just hired Martin Lewis to host his own daily 4-hour radio show for his "Underground Garage" channel on Sirius Satellite Radio. In this article Martin explains the background to the channel, his own love of radio - and his philosophy as a nascent radio host.

Spam-a-NOT!
May 11, 2005
Martin Lewis has worked on multiple Monty Python related projects in the last 30 years. He produced all the "Secret Policeman's Ball" shows/movies/albums. And "Lust For Glory!" - the Python's 25th anniversary festival in L.A. He went to see "Spamalot" full of anticipation...

For Those About To Singe Blair...
May 03, 2005
The British General Election takes place on Thursday. A history lesson is in order...

UN-Happy Holidays
January 02, 2005
George W. Bush's shameful response to the world's fourth largest natural disaster underscores that he continues to be the world's largest PERSONAL disaster. [Updated January 2nd 2005]

UN-Happy Holidays
December 29, 2004
George W. Bush's shameful response to the world's fourth largest natural disaster underscores that he continues to be the world's largest PERSONAL disaster.

It Was 20 Million Tears Ago Today....
December 08, 2004
John Lennon's death in December 1980 left a generation weeping. Twenty four years later the pain is still palpable.... In December 2000 - on the 20th anniversary of Lennon's murder - Beatles scholar Martin Lewis wrote an appreciation of what John Lennon meant in his life for TIME.com. Here it is again....


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