John S. Hall

Poet, author, singer, lawyer John S. Hall

John S. Hall is an American poet, author, singer and lawyer perhaps best known for his work with King Missile, an avant-garde band that he co-founded in 1986 and has since led in various disparate incarnations.
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Funding Grassroots Social Change in East Africa
Huffington Post - over 2 years
In the past year, The Pollination Project launched a grant-making hub in Uganda and Kenya. Our team of 15 advisors and ambassadors identified promising social change efforts worthy of start-up investments. Here are the seeds of change that they planted in East Africa in the past few weeks! To learn more about The Pollination Project's work in East Africa, check out our website. Fuel Alternatives in Nairobi, Kenya. Stanley Didi's project Tupike Na Briquette is addressing the need for affordable cooking fuel through the promotion of locally-produced, fair-trade biomass briquettes. Over the next 12 months, Stanley will use diverted agricultural and household waste products to produce more than 1.5 tons of briquettes. Working together with local leaders, he plans to sell the briquettes at reduced prices in Nairobi's most impoverished communities. Overall, Tupike Na Briquette will help to reduce local reliance on wood fuel and widespread regional deforestation while providing an affordab...
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Your Unique Amalgam: On the Fluidity of Geekhood
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I had assigned myself the task of writing a post about what it is to be a "geek." It's obviously not the same as it was when I was in school, as geekhood no longer implies utter alienation from the mainstream, but being part of a kind of cultural elite, a kind of priesthood that knows the Most Holy Secrets of computers (once nerdy, now cool), comic books (same), science fiction. So am I a geek? The easy answer is yes. I'm into a whole slew of traditionally-geeky things like Star Trek and Macs and Monty Python and the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. But while I check many of the geek boxes, I can't help but feel like the label still doesn't suit me. And not because I'm too "preppy" or conformist, but because I don't feel like I conform sufficiently to the geek's clique. I like Star Trek and some superhero movies, but I never got into comic books. I like science fiction generally, but I've never gotten deeply into that genre of books. I love my Mac and my iThings almost more t...
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15 IPAs To Drink Before You Die
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
There are a lot of IPAs -- that's India Pale Ale, for beer newbies -- out there. Booze lovers are drawn to the bold, deep flavors of the hoppy brews and brewers love making 'em. First We Feast recently compiled a list of the 30 great IPAs to drink before you die, with a little help from some serious beer experts. Check out the first half of the list below, and click over to First We Feast to read the rest. Cheers! The expert panel: Mike Lovullo, specialty brands manager for Union Beer Distributors Jimmy Carbone, owner of Jimmy's No. 43; host of Beer Sessions Radio; founder of the Good Beer Seal Julian Kurland, Beer Director, The Cannibal Beer & Butcher Samuel Merritt, founder of Civilization of Beer Greg Doroski, brewer at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. Mary Izett, beer journalist and host of Fuhmentaboudit! Anthony Finley, beer server at Proletariat John Holl, beer journalist and author of The American Craft Beer Cookbook Chris Schonberger, edito...
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Annette John-Hall: In praise of being ready | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-08-30 - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - over 6 years
Mayor Nutter held a news conference Monday he described as sort of a post-Hurricane Irene wrap-up. He talked about river crests and road openings and the 182000 Peco subscribers - 2500 in Philly - still without power (90 percent of
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Windjammer festival won't include Navy frigate - Kennebec Journal
Google News - over 6 years
CAMDEN — The USS John Hall will not be joining the fleet during this year's Camden Windjammer Festival, according the Dan Bookham, executive director of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Navy fast frigate built in Bath was scheduled
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Bowling report: Aug. 28 - Knoxville News Sentinel
Google News - over 6 years
Family Bowl: Men – Sheldon Furr 300, Danny Wyrick 300, John Hall 287, Rorey Faiola 285, Jon Duncan 278, Josh Brown 276, Lowell Campbell 266, Kevin Sanford 256, Bill McReynolds 246, Mike Houck 246, John DeVal 246. Women – Wanda Saylor 257, Erin Rood 224
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Shelter scarce for Nutter and youths - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - over 6 years
Must be hard for Mayor Nutter to stay focused on city business this week when he's had mammoth messes to clean up - and new ones kicking up. First Hurricane Arlene blows through, leaving a path of destruction and sweeping up
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A teachable moment from Ackerman's tenure in Philadelphia - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - over 6 years
"I'm not here to make the adults who have benefited from the system not working happy. I'm here to make them uncomfortable . . . I'm here to hold the hands of the parents to reassure them I'm going to fight for a great education
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Why no focus on kids who apologized for flash-mob violence? - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - over 6 years
I'm not at all surprised that curious members of the media from as far away as Europe and Canada called last week, asking about Philadelphia's recent flash-mob incidents. Random acts of violence have broken out like a bad case of
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Realty One Group acquires John Hall & Associates - Inman.com
Google News - over 6 years
One of Arizona's largest real estate brokerages, Phoenix-based John Hall & Associates, has been acquired by Las Vegas-based Realty One Group Inc., a company started at the height of the boom that now claims to be the fastest-growing brokerage in the
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Annette John-Hall: Cornel West, Tavis Smiley to undertake poverty tour ... - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - over 6 years
I'll let you in on a little secret: When it comes to black folks having political disagreements, we don't like to air our dirty laundry. This approach, I'm sure, was born out of cultural necessity. Historically, we've been
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Celebrate the Windjammers of Penobscot Bay at the Camden Windjammer Festival ... - VillageSoup Belfast
Google News - over 6 years
Also new this year, the USS John Hall, a Navy Fast Frigate built in Bath, ME, will join the fleet in the harbor. Over the course of the past two decades Camden's annual windjammer celebration in it's various forms has become a wildly popular event for
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Stepmom in US neo-Nazi case pleads not guilty - Hindustan Times
Google News - over 6 years
Krista McCary also pleaded not guilty to four counts of criminal storage of a gun, said John Hall, a spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney's office. McCary was charged after her neo-Nazi husband Jeff Hall was shot to death in their home
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John Hall Will Not Run for Old Seat in 2012 - Patch.com
Google News - over 6 years
John Hall (D-Dover Plains) has decided not to make a comeback bid for his former House seat. In a press statement sent out Tuesday, Hall cited his family as a factor in making the decision. "Having spent ten years of my life in elective office,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John S. Hall
    THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Hall later left the firm to go into solo practice until 2006, when he took a position as a corporate analyst at a law firm.
  • 2005
    Asked by Aptowicz in the aforementioned 2005 interview if he became a lawyer out of disillusionment with the contemporary poetry scene, Hall laughed and replied, "I became a lawyer to make money."
    Hall has long been a vocal opponent of slam poetry, taking issue with such factors as its inherently competitive nature and what he considers its lack of stylistic diversity. In a 2005 interview by Aptowicz, he recalled seeing his first slam, at the Nuyorican Poets Café: I hated it.
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  • 2004
    He campaigned for Democratic candidate John Kerry in the United States presidential election of 2004.
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  • 2003
    In a 2003 missive to his electronic mailing list, Hall explained how he chose his stage name:My stage name is John S. Hall, my original born name is John Charles Hall, but my friends, enemies, and stalkers call me John Hall.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Hall's performance style is also eclectic, his delivery ranging from a deadpan monotone to melodic tenor singing to overwrought screaming. In a 1998 interview, Hall expressed a preference for his spoken material over his sung: "Most of my work that I prefer is this type, and in most cases, the singing stuff albums is filler, with the exception of songs here and there...
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    In 1998, the new lineup released its "debut" album, Failure, on Shimmy Disc.
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  • 1997
    Hall has released two books, both on Soft Skull Press. The first, 1997's Jesus Was Way Cool, is a collection of 40 poems recorded on King Missile and Hall solo albums, plus a never-recorded poem, "Hope."
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  • 1996
    In 1996, Hall released a "solo album," The Body Has a Head, on the German label Manifatture Criminali.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    In 1985, Hall began presenting his work at open mic poetry readings.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    In 1978 he graduated from Stuyvesant High School.
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  • OTHER
  • 1960
    Born on September 2, 1960.
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