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Summer Reading Challenge: Don’t Disturb the Dead – The Story of the Ramsay Brothers

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Don’t Disturb the Dead: The Story of the Ramsay Brothers by Shamya Dasgupta Harper Collins India (June 5, 2007) 238 pages ISBN: 9352644301 Unwittingly my Classic Film Summer Reading Challenge jumped from the pioneers of American horror films at Universal Studios to the pioneers of horror on the subcontinent — the Ramsay brothers. For those that haven’t been exposed to the Ramsay… Read more »

2017 TCM Film Festival Recap

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2017 TCM Film Festival Recap: The Year the Popcorn Went on Strike at the Egyptian Past recaps: 2015 TCM Film Festival / 2016 TCM Film Festival Each night in Los Angeles, I fell asleep listening to Julie Byrne’s excellent new record Not Even Happiness. The number of songs I’d hear each night decreased until, upon the third and final night,… Read more »

3rd Time’s a Charm – My 2017 TCM Film Festival Preview

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On my 2016 Turner Classic Movie Film Festival preview post, I showcased a picture of my tentative schedule. It featured more irregular and irrational lines than the roadmap to China I drew up when I was six years old. This year I’m older. It’s my third festival and therefore I must be wiser. That’s the logic. I’m not sure logic… Read more »

30Hz New Music Radar 2/24/17: Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer

Welcome to February 24th. It’s 76 degrees here in Pittsburgh. Everyone thinks its spring and that just means that when it snows again — and it will snow again — they’ll all be in super duper bad moods. I prefer not to get too high or too low about this weather stuff. Either way I’ll still drink my iced americano because… Read more »

A writer’s manifesto on January 20th, 2017

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Today is a day. Today is a day like any other. In Pittsburgh, the sky is overcast with intermittent rain shows. The temperature hovers around 40 degrees. This is what happens in January. Sometimes it snows and wrongly convinces us all that January is not always gloomy in Western Pennsylvania.    A Writer’s Manifesto   Right now, just a few… Read more »