arts in crisis

ARTS IN CRISIS

ARTS IN CRISIS From a big-picture perspective, the last few weeks have shown promising signs for beleaguered music and arts communities around the world. In July, for example, the British government...
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High Fidelity Wars v. 2020

High Fidelity Wars v. 2020 By the time CD sales eclipsed vinyl in the late ’80s, the rivalry between digital and analog music fans was in full swing. Compact disc advocates welcomed them as a...
movie review of vfw

MOVIE REVIEW OF “VFW”

MOVIE REVIEW OF "VFW" If you love to howl at movies, whether at theaters or on home video, “Bliss” director Joe Begos’ retro-1980’s exploitation crime thriller “VFW” (*** OUT OF ****) will make...
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SONGS FOR THE PANDEMIC

SONGS FOR THE PANDEMIC Fifty years ago, Neil Young and his bandmates recorded “Ohio,” a haunting response to the Kent State shootings where Ohio National Guardsmen fired 67 rounds of...