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Sunday, June 26, 2022

In Retrospect: All my friends are back from the dead

I’m losing my edge. New technologies have paved the way for unprecedented synthesis between high and low, the personal and public, known and unknown, a process that is far from over. Nothing is ever...

In Memoriam: Leonard Cohen 1934-2016

This month augured two tragedies on the world stage: One, the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and two, the passing of legendary singer-songwriter, poet, novelist, overall genius, Leonard Cohen....

In Retrospect: What I learned from watching six hours of “The Cosby Show”

I have fond memories of “The Cosby Show” from my childhood. Growing up in a broken home with no cable may have helped, but it may have stemmed from seeing such a harmonious and...

In Retrospect: The Magic of David Bowie

It’s difficult for me to write this piece for a few reasons: One, that whatever you may think of when conjuring David Bowie up in your mind has probably already been said in the...

In Retrospect: Yoko Ono is a fucking genius

To the reader: I understand, you are rolling your eyes at the prospect of having to respect a musician as universally written off as Yoko Ono, but I assure you that this is a...

In Retrospect: George A. Romero: The good, the bad and the (living) dead

This article contains spoilers for George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead,” “Dawn of the Dead,” “Day of the Dead” and parts of “Martin.” Ghouls, monsters, walkers, runners, flesh eaters, walking dead, living dead....

In Retrospect: 51 years of “A Love Supreme”

“All Praise Be to God to Whom All Praise Is Due.” — 51 years ago, these words graced and encapsulated a weakened and broken man, an alcoholic and a heroin addict and also a...