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Home Movies/Out on Digital
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
Joe Medeiros had lots of fun making Mona Lisa is Missing—a snappy, bright investigation into the 1911 theft of the world’s most famous painting. The thief, Italian immigrant Vincenzo Peruggia, claimed patriotic motives. Looking deeper, Medeiros interviewed Peruggia’s descendants, poured
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Jon Ziegler advocates vintage American music on his Friday morning WMSE show, “The Chicken Shack.” And he just doesn’t sit back and spin records—he makes them, with all three of his bands. Ziegler’s surf instrumental group The Exotics will release a best-of LP early next year, and his
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Penny dreadfuls were the pulp fiction of Victorian Britain—cheap paperback novels, usually lurid and often gothic in theme. The name was well chosen for the Showtime series except for one thing: Producers John Logan and Sam Mendes aren’t cheap. Moments of cinematic interest