Tag Archive: film

Commonplace Book: Jack Burton on Paying Your Dues

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Have ya paid your dues, Jack?

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Critic’s Notebook: David Bowie and the Physiology of Taste

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The Argument David Bowie’s recent death has closed a page on music history. On a more personal level, Bowie has been a constant in my life for decades. Beyond mere 80s nostalgia (Labyrinth)… Continue reading

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Massive Pissed Love: Nonfiction 2001–2014, by Richard Hell @ NYJB

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Former punk rocker Richard Hell writes “A rewarding collection whether read straight through or sampling here and there.”

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American Odd: The Cremaster Cycle by Matthew Barney

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This week for American Odd I write about The Cremaster Cycle by Matthew Barney.

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One Nation Under God: How Corporate American Invented Christian America, by Kevin M. Kruse @ NYJB

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“One Nation Under God” sheds light on the shadowy history of political conservatism, big business, and populist fervor.

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The R. Douglas Jacobs Interview

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I interview the poet R. Douglas Jacobs, author of Gethsemane: a Poem About Us. We discussed the creativity, sacrifice, and the epic.

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CCLaP Fridays: Five Bullets, by Larry Duberstein

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Five Bullets, by Larry Duberstein, reads like a mashup between Mad Men, Schindler’s List, and Titus Andronicus.

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Commonplace Book: Belize describes Heaven to Roy Cohn

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A final hurray to MP Johnson Week with an excerpt from Angels in America, by Tony Kushner. The Characters BELIZE, a former drag queen and former lover of Prior’s. A registered nurse. Belize’s… Continue reading

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MP Johnson Week: Five Drag Queens You Need to Know, by MP Johnson

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Guest Blogger MP Johnson writes an essay on 5 drag queens everyone should know.

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Excess and Ascesis @ thethepoetryblog

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My review of “Vow” by Kristina Marie Darling and “The Blue Rental” by Barbara Mor, two radical feminist visionary poets.

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