Author: Mark R. Burns

Mark R. Burns

Mark Burns is a playwright and screenwriter whose credits include the screenplays for Married to the Mob and She-Devil. His most recent play, The Club, is a dark comedy about a violent clash of American values at a 13-hole golf course in the rural Northeast. He is currently writing a screenplay about the evolution of the ecosystem on a Texas bison ranch and its fight for survival against hydrofrackers. The father of three sons, he has lived in the Hudson Valley of New York for 20 years.

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Paris When It Coughs

BY ON March 26, 2014
Who would have thought that “The City of Light” could become so horribly dim? Yes, Paris experienced some of its dimmest and dirtiest days just before the arrival of spring as air pollution levels spiked higher than at any time since 2007. Tourists, as well...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Asthma, Heart Health

“A” is for “Astounded”

BY ON June 27, 2013
I’m astounded. Anyone whose eyes are open knows the climate of the planet is changing dramatically. Anyone who pays attention knows how bad greenhouse gases are for us. And anyone who has respiratory problems knows this acutely. And yet when President Obama outlined his sweeping...

TOPICS: Asthma, Climate Change, Dads, Politics

Dad Skills

BY ON June 15, 2012
When Father’s Day rolls around I find myself being included in the idea of “Father” as reflected in the popular–and consumer–culture. As evidenced in the flood of ad circulars and TV spots, Father is the guy who, on the third Sunday in June, might expect...

TOPICS: Activism, Dads, Politics, Pollution

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