Given a terrific story, Lon Chaney in the role of a lifetime, some of the most spectacular sets ever built in Hollywood, a cast of thousands and a decent cinematographer, even Wallace Worsley could make a great movie — and … Continue reading
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Joe, Jae’s New York roommate, told us we should check out Tacos El Gordo, a place on East Charleston he’d discovered on a recent visit to Las Vegas. So we did. The results were most satisfactory. Above, Jae studies the … Continue reading
In his brilliant and eccentrically revealing memoir Chronicles: Volume One, Bob Dylan talks about a crucial inspiration in his development as a songwriter — the first time he heard “Pirate Jenny”, from Brecht and Weill's The Threepenny Opera. The lyric … Continue reading
A strange vision, reported (and photographed) by Coralie Chappat: Il est tôt le matin, tandis que je m'engouffre dans la station de métro Franklin Roosevelt. Soudainement à ma gauche, je me sens comme aspirée, mon attention requise par un mouvement … Continue reading
American popular literature has a long grotesque tradition, stretching back to Washington Irving, our first literary celebrity. It achieved its apotheosis, in terms of both sensationalism and art, in the work of Edgar Allen Poe — and it migrated naturally … Continue reading
Amarilly Of Clothesline Alley Apocalypto Baby Face The Bad and the Beautiful The Bellboy The Big Combo The Big Trail The Birds Blind Husbands Born Reckless Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia Casablanca Cherry 2000 Cheyenne Autumn Chimes At … Continue reading
Sometimes after a long day of writing my mind is gripped by strange ideas about food — strange in the sense that they don’t involve Swiss cheese and crackers or peanut butter sandwiches or frozen meatloaf dinners. One day, as … Continue reading