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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
I t's a striking way to begin a documentary, as we hear the stuttering blasts of Dizzy Gillespie's "Salt Peanuts," while Jean-Michel Basquiat bustles around in his art studio, circa mid '80s, his hair sticking out like it's reaching for the sky . There's a ...

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POLYTECHNIQUE
Polytechnique (2009) is one of those movies that wallows in violence, but wants us to appreciate the artiness of it all . There's a major mass shooting every so often - they seem to be yearly happening s now - and there's usually a movie or a documentary to...

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COMPUTER CHESS
I've never been anything but indifferent to computers. As for new streaming services where we can watch movies and listen to music, well, I still find myself struggling with internet connections, and  any number of imperfections. I don't feel we've advanced...

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ED WOOD'S LOST LOVE: FINAL CURTAIN
Ed Wood Jr. directed Final Curtain as a pilot for a proposed television series to be called Portraits in Terror. In it, an apparently disturbed actor recounts the strange happenings in what appears to be a haunted theater. The
pilot was thought to be lost ...

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BOOKS: A STRAT CAT STRUTS
JUST A KID FROM MASSAPEQUA WITH A MODEL AT HIS SIDE Slim Jim Phantom and his Quest for Cool by Don Stradley The
Stray Cats were one of the stranger pop culture stories to come out of
the early 1980s. Three young guys from Long Island, dressed up as
rocka...

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BOOKS: THE MIDNIGHT EXAMINER
HOW BELLY DANCING SAVED MY MARRIAGE I find the darnedest things at my local swap shop by Don Stradley William
Kotzwinkle is one of those writers - as quaint and precious as a
scented candle, a name that meant a lot to college kids during the 1970s
and '8...

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BOOKS: LONELY BOY - Tales from a Sex Pistol...
SEX AND DYSFUNCTION AND ROCK 'N ROLL A punk rocker tells his tale By Don Stradley I
always figured the Sex Pistols could've make it in America based solely on Steve
Jones' guitar. John Lydon's caterwauling vocals and Sid Vicious' goofy presence
aside, it wa...

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BOOKS: LONELY BOY - Tales from a Sex Pistol
SEX AND DYSFUNCTION AND ROCK 'N ROLL A punk rocker tells his tale by Don Stradley I
always figured the Sex Pistols could've make it in America based solely on Steve
Jones' guitar. John Lydon's caterwauling vocals and Sid Vicious' goofy presence
aside, it wa...

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BOOKS: IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR
UP ALL NIGHT WITH THE REAL MIDNIGHT RAMBLER Wilson Picket; stop and kick it by Don Stradley   Though
author Tony Fletcher's description of Wilson Pickett as "a man who
turned screaming into an art form," is spot on, a few other soul singers
and rock 'n' ...

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BLEAK STREET
  From the very first moments of Bleak Street, we know we're not in for a carnival ride. It tells a story of doomed
people in such a downbeat way that we are not especially moved by the
tragedy, but are simply relieved when it's over so we can finally tur...
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