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About Allen Callaci

In no particular order, BK Nation contributor Allen Callaci is a librarian, lead singer for the band Refrigerator and author of the upcoming memoir “Heart Like a Starfish”.
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Bernie Wrightson: The North Dark Star of Youth Goes Dim

By Allen Callaci I didn’t pass high school freshman pre-algebra because of Bernie Wrightson.  Instead of studying logarithms I turned my adolescent attentions to the dark lines and inky shadows of Wrightson’s drawings co...
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Kurt Cobain at 50: Come As You Are, Stay As You Were

By Allen Callaci Pushing a squeaky shopping cart stocked with a dented box of Rice Krispies, a gallon of milk, and a tube of Crest toothpaste in the express lane at the local Stater Brothers is the last place one &hellip...
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Kurt Cobain at 50: Come As You Are, Stay As You Were

By Allen Callaci  Pushing a squeaky shopping cart stocked with a dented box of Rice Krispies, a gallon of milk and a tube of Crest toothpaste in the express lane at the local Stater Brothers is the last place one &hellip...
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Hailing Mary

 By Allen Callaci If you were raised as a latchkey kid during the 1970s, it is almost a prerequisite that your favorite TV mom of all time be Carol Brady. What’s not to love about Carol Brady? She was warm, …
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My Trump Inauguration Personal Playlist

By Allen Callaci Track 1 – Winter in America – Gil Scott-Heron Track 2 – Orange Wedge – Chemical Brothers Track 3- Highway to Hell – AC/DC Track 4 – World Destruction – Time Zone featuring John Lydon &a...

Hangover IV: The Inauguration

By Allen Callaci The head spins. The mind rattles. The body aches as the daylight strikes like the tail of a Spitting Thicktail Black Scorpion. Your pores emit a steady stream of Little Caesars and Green Apple Vodka. You...
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One Last Tear for Carrie Fisher

By Allen Callaci When asked by Rolling Stone for his thoughts on the passing of John Lennon Pete Townshend noted how the communal outpouring of grief brought on by the death of Lennon was not all connected to the death &...
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Rogue One Nation

By Allen Callaci For Force-sensitive Star Wars fans as crushed by the lack of an iconic opening crawl in front of Star Wars: Rogue One as they were when Jar Jar Binks uttered his first words and Greedo shot first &hellip...