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

William Wellman’s Western is unlike any other.

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.

The Way of the Gun
American Crazy

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

Alexander Novati
The Imagination Police
Zombie Lit

Imagination policing in publishing is rapidly getting out of hand.

Billboard
Music
The Eternal Otis

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

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Music
A Kiss Always Tasted

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

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All That Jazz
Goodman’s Greatest Gig at 80

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

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Music
Stickin’ and Stayin’

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

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Jazz
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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