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Summertime Blues: A Bigger Splash (1967), David Hockney.

Cure for the Summertime Blues

Who says there's no cure for the Summertime Blues? I mean besides Eddie Cochran... And, okay, fine, Brian Setzer. Besides those guys — no one. Because there are plenty of cures for the...
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Movies and Magic and Mustaches

When we were in production on Pill Head, I ran to the local deli to pick up sandwiches because, this being a nano-budget indie, it was sandwiches for dinner personally delivered by...
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I have the need — the need for mead! Not.

As a media gadfly, I'm on every kind of PR list imaginable. Whereas I once resented receiving publicity spam, particularly if it was off my beat but now, given the absurdity of...
Pauline Kael

Happy 100, Pauline Kael

Today marks the centenary of film critic Pauline Kael’s birth. Beside recreating film criticism in her New Yorker column and giving shape to our conversations of cinema — particularly that of America in...
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Is Ikea Making a Rocky Horror Picture Show Furniture Set?

The Internet recently lit up like the string of Christmas lights festooning Will Byers' living room thanks to the Swedish furniture-for-the-people store Ikea. Apparently, the living room sets of the iconic Stranger...

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Summertime Blues: A Bigger Splash (1967), David Hockney.

Cure for the Summertime Blues

Who says there's no cure for the Summertime Blues? I mean besides Eddie Cochran... And, okay, fine, Brian Setzer. Besides those guys...
Pauline Kael

Happy 100, Pauline Kael