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Chevalier and His Lubitsch Musicals–Or Maybe Vice Versa

Why do you sink I have ziss out-rrRAGEOUS accent? For a long time, one of the surest ways to get me to roll my eyes was to mention Maurice Chevalier. I only knew the French singer-actor-entertainer from what I had … Continue reading

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That CAN’T be Maggie Smith!

Judging by the clamor, you’re ready for a follow-up to an earlier post devoted to actors and directors with someone else’s names. Today’s fun involves actors you’ve come to associate with roles of one kind performing in a way you … Continue reading

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Quilting on the Modern Spectrum: Hot, Loud Fun

Hot, loud fun—sounds like an ad for Six Flags, doesn’t it? Well, forget theme parks, at least for this month. We’re talking about quilts here, but quilts that even the most jaded will call art. These are the wildest, most controversial, … Continue reading

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Forward In All Directions!

When someone says “World Music,” I usually think of field recordings. That sounds like a dismissal, yet some of my favorite records fall squarely in that category. But the group I’m here to tell you about is groundbreaking outfit that … Continue reading

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A Holiday Movie For Grownups

I almost used the title “An Adult Holiday Movie,” but that very much sends the wrong message (you think I’ll be recommending Bad Santa–if I’m lucky). I also thought of “The Holiday Movie That Time Forgot,” but that’s an overstatement. … Continue reading

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