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Monday, May 26, 2014

George L. Mosse’s Cultural History

A refugee from Nazi Germany, George Mosse (1918-1999) fled with his family to England and was attending college in the U.S.
Album Reviews
Thursday, May 22, 2014
 The four-piece began as a ’70s high school band called Ozone and evolved into The Ones as they moved toward punk by decade’s end. The CD includes the best moments culled from live and rehearsal tapes. Best of all are both sides of the lone single they recorded in 1980, the prize for
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

'True story’ of class and race in 18th-century England

 One of the pleasures of Jane Austen involves following the protagonist as she navigates a society as regulated as a chessboard. The laws governing inheritance are clearly defined; behavior between the sexes is carefully codified; the rules of conduct between the classes are
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
 Geoffrey Rush plays Virgil, a man whose sad, creased face hides many secrets. His loneliness barely masked by towering hauteur, Virgil is an art appraiser-auctioneer called into a half-ruined villa to evaluate the contents. Curiosity and, eventually, desire draw him into a fraught relationship with
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
 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