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Die Walküre Blazes In The Burbs

They were still there long after the last showing of Kung Fu Panda 2, the vampire-tracking Priest (in 3D!), and The Hangover 2 had released their meager midweek audiences out…

Miley Cyrus & The Bin Laden Death Fest

Here in the Homeland there is jubilation. The YouTube site of teen idol, Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the USA” hosted the virtual party to celebrate  the unarmed bin Laden’s killing.…

George Harrison & The Taxman

For me it is life and taxes that are inseparable: I was born on April 15. Only when I turned forty, six years ago did my friend David Borden, founder…

Lessons Of The Oscars

Think back all of a week or less — an eternity as measured by the ADHD chronometers of pop culture — to the conclusion of the Oscar pageant in the…

In Defense Of Christina Aguilera

Few things are more entertaining than defenses of the indefensible, as was proven by the charge of the lite brigade into the blathersphere earlier this month to defend the honor…

Prince Did It Way Better Faking It With The Black-Eyed Peas & Obama

The transformation of the NFL — and by extension all professional leagues — from sports to entertainment can be seen most clearly in the evolution of the Super Bowl half-time…

First The Downers, Then The Uppers

Using music as medicine goes back to Antiquity and beyond. The Greeks were not alone in recognizing that music was powerful stuff, capable of not only calming the body, but…

Music For The Sickbed

Using music as medicine goes back to Antiquity and beyond. The Greeks were not alone in recognizing that music was powerful stuff, capable of not only calming the body, but…

Two Thumbs Up for Clint Mansell: Black Swan, Dark Power

Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, which will doubt-less figure prominently in the Academy Awards nominations to be issued next week, is a horror flick en pointe: terrifyingly claustrophobic, often painful, massively…

Fake Grit

With their re-make of True Grit the Coens have shot and stuffed the original animal: so often, in the sights of big game hunters, the Western species refuses to go…

Come, Let Us Run Barefoot Through the Surging Surf of Schlock: Kristmas Kitsch

Christmas is the most musical season. Melodies embedded in the memory are reanimated to light the fires of commerce, Christian devotion, and the family romance, packaging the Christmas Experience in…