As the latest film in the Hunger Games franchise opens this week, First Coast Connect pop culture philosophy contributor Nicolas Michaud has thoughts on dangerous entertainment both onscreen and on the field.

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Can you hear me? Can you hear me now?

One Road

A two-wheeler was the object of much longing when I was a kid. I got mine around grade five and more than 60 years later I'm still at it — riding between 40 and 50 miles a week.

Commentary: Why Is '300' Awesome?

Mar 7, 2014

The new film 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to 2006 hit 300, promises to be another riveting and awe inspiring adventure.

With All Due Respect: Coke The Beautiful

Feb 19, 2014
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It’s hard to tell which organization made the biggest statement at the Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks or the Coca-Cola bottling company, and frankly, Coke’s story seems far more interesting than the game.

Jay Solomon

Have you traveled somewhere with expectations of what you would find only to discover that you were off base? First Coast Connect contributor Jay Solomon has just returned from a trip like that, and has these thoughts.

Raised with newsreels, many of my memories of contemporary history are colored grey. So, my expectations were of Soviet era drab as my wife Joanie and I landed in St. Petersburg, Russia, earlier this Fall. The city's tired old airport definitely supported that notion

Veteran broadcaster Jay Solomon's "With All Due Respect" commentaries can be heard occasionally on First Coast Connect.

I read an article recently by a professor at the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business noting that the United States has the greatest number of companies listed on the NASDAQ. In the article, he asked readers to guess which country is second on the list. Is it India? Korea? Singapore? As it turns out, it’s Israel.

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Veteran broadcaster Jay Solomon is an occasional contributor to First Coast Connect.

Expect delays. The city was doing road work in our neighborhood, and had placed a flashing sign by the road, where traffic was backing up in front of me.  “Expect delays,’ it blinked.  No word on how long or a detour, thus making the message not only a warning but a self-fulfilling prophecy.