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Alpha House

ALPHA HOUSE. Created and Written by Garry Trudeau. Directed by Adam Bernstein. Amazon Studios. Supposedly, back in the late 1970s, a woman gained a certain anonymous fame by asking, “How can … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Orange Signals Deep Changes In the Standard Television Model

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK.  Netflix. Created by Jenji Kohan and Liz Friedman; produced by Lionsgate Television. Starring Taylor Schilling;  Laura Prepon; Michael J. Harney; Michelle Hurst; Kate Mulgrew; Jason Biggs. Based … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beat Revivals

New Releases on Bob Dylan Beat Revivals Featuring City Lights New Releases from Creatures At Large Press New Releases from Oxford University Press New Releases from Tor Books New Releases … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Politics of Hopelessness

Pick of the Month Les Paul & the Golden Age of the Guitar Sony’s Original Jacket Collections Pete Seeger: An American Master Celluloid Moments: The Films of Wayne Ewing Return of … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kerouac’s Dharma Bums Turns 50 Years Old

THE DHARMA BUMS. 50th Anniversary Hardback Edition. Jack Kerouac. Viking Books. It’s hard to believe, but Jack Kerouac’s famous novel, The Dharma Bums, turns 50 years old this year. The book, which … Continue reading

March 1, 2009 · Leave a comment

An Interview With Dennis Franz

Given the fact that “NYPD Blue” has been on for 12 years, can you describe how your character has changed and evolved over that time. Well, 12 years out of … Continue reading

August 1, 2008 · Leave a comment

On Franz As Sipowicz

On March 1, NYPD Blue hung up its badge after 12 splendid seasons at the center of ABC’s play-list. This brings to a wistful end an era in which America was blessed to witness … Continue reading

August 1, 2008 · Leave a comment

On the Road & Pageantry

Kerouac’s Original Scroll Featuring Actress Melanie Minichino Ms. Liberty International Audio Books Noted Cooking Books Ten Minutes With Chef Walter Staib Automotive Texts ON THE ROAD: The Original Scroll. Jack … Continue reading

January 1, 2008 · 1 Comment

Spotlight On American Masters

An American Master Revealed: No Direction Home Bob Dylan In Don’t Look Back Eagle Rock Entertainment Eye On the Independents, Featuring Shana Morrison From the DVD Corner Image Entertainment CD … Continue reading

April 1, 2007 · 1 Comment
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