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Bowie in Berlin

With the first anniversary of David Bowie’s January 10, 2016 death still fresh on my mind I thought it might be nice to point out that the first two albums in his “Berlin Trilogy” — Low and Heroes — are both celebrating their 40th anniversaries this year. With that in mind forget about trying to [...]

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Factotum @ Forty

I like to think of Factotum as Charles Bukowski’s war novel, but Bukowski’s alter ego, Henry Chinaski, is rejected from the draft and spends WWII at home. Here’s the wiki… Set in 1944, the plot follows Henry Chinaski, Bukowski’s perpetually unemployed, alcoholic alter ego, who has been rejected from the World War II draft and [...]

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Fishing with David Lynch

This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the David Lynch sci-fi epic, Dune. While the film was a commercial bomb, it’s gone on to garner cult status and the theatrical release of Jodorowsky’s Dune — which tells the tale of director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed, earlier attempt to bring the Frank Herbert classic to the [...]

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Mishima: A Life to Extremes

While America marks the anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, right wing politicos and lovers of literature in Japan mourn the loss of their most famous — and infamous — post-war writer every November 25. But who was Yukio Mishima and how did he die? The Guardian provides a [...]

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