Claude Chabrol emerged from the French new wave with a
devotion to technical proficiency and classical narrative lacked by his peers.
In the mid-’80s Chabrol turned to the detective novels of Dominique Roulet for
two stylish films and a pair of TV specials collected on a new Blu-ray set
Shakespeare loved music and his plays are loaded with snippets of lyrics
and references to songs; in his day, theater productions were usually framed by
fanfares and preceded by overtures. After Hamlet
and Macbeth, the dead characters
got up and danced to the tune called by the
On their fourth album, New York’s Golem plays up the Yiddishkeit in a set
of original songs echoing that wild klezmer spirit in hard-driving,
contemporary formats. Lyrics are often a humorous (occasionally darkly so) take
on the Jewish experience, even if the beat is closer to rock than any
The Clash began as
one of rock ’n’ roll’s great hopes and ended as a bloated caricature. Filled
with archival footage and conflicting interviews with eyewitnesses, Danny
Garcia’s documentary explores what went wrong. Different answers are offered:
maybe it was the machinations of manager
With Mediterranean plastered walls and booths under wooden
trellises, the romantic ambiance of Caterina’s Ristorante (9104 W. Oklahoma
Ave.) is hard to beat. The lighting is low, but not so dark that you can’t see your
companion’s face. The traditional Italian menu is full of favorites in the
have been villains in fiction ever since the word was introduced in the 1921
play R.U.R.: Rossum’s Universal Robots.
As the editors of this science-fiction story collection emphasize in their
forward, devices most of us don’t fully understand increasingly run our lives.
Why not more fiction on sentient machines turning
Miles Davis was at
one of his several career peaks in 1970 when he played at the Fillmore East,
the New York theater whose eclectic concert bills played to a rock audience.
With the release of his groundbreaking album Bitches Brew, Davis had “crossed over” from jazz to rock,