Monthly Archives: November 2013

Like a Rolling Stone

If you haven’t seen Bob Dylan’s new video, the first official video of “Like a Rolling Stone,” it’s definitely worth checking out. It is the rare occasion when channel-surfing improves the experience (make sure, that is, that you use the … Continue reading

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The Gettysburg Address

Sorry, this is one day late . . . Do you know the strange little Western called Ruggles of Red Gap? Directed by Leo McCarey, it’s about an English lord who gambles away his butler to some nouveau riche Americans … Continue reading

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Your Woman Gone Too?

James Baldwin (1962): In all jazz, and especially the blues, there is something tart and ironic, authoritative and double-edged. White Americans seem to feel that happy songs are happy and sad songs are sad, and that, God help us, is … Continue reading

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