Colin Fleming
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The Silver Screen as a Mirror
The Ox-Bow Incident at 75

William Wellman’s Western is unlike any other.

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D.J. Fontana performing with Sonny Burgess (Wikimedia Commons, Rockabillyvampire)
Elvis Watch
Give the Drummer His Due

The musical and cultural legacy of the late D.J. Fontana, rock-and-roll electrician.

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The Way of the Gun
American Crazy

Thoughts on Santa Fe, Texas, and a classic film noir for these times.

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Alexander Novati
The Imagination Police
Zombie Lit

Imagination policing in publishing is rapidly getting out of hand.

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Billboard
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The Eternal Otis

Revisiting the master of emotion and one of the greatest concerts of the soulful ‘60s.

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A Kiss Always Tasted

The authentic joys of late-period Billie Holiday in a pose-loving world.

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Wikimedia Commons
All That Jazz
Goodman’s Greatest Gig at 80

The 1938 Carnegie Hall concert that changed the jazz world forever.

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Wikimedia Commons
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Stickin’ and Stayin’

The timeless, seriously legit brilliance of Little Richard’s debut album.

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Monk at a Hundred

Thelonious Monk was a bebop pioneer who swiftly left that medium behind for a style of music entirely his own making.

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Rock-and-Roll
Elvis as Thespian

The King’s contribution to the film canon.

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