Category Archives: Art and Culture

The Ballad of Christian Wolfcock

[above: The author’s son is impressed into service.] My one-day-a-year band, the Monkey Power Trio, has a new record out. It’s a 10″ called The Ballad of Christian Wolfcock, and it was recorded over two sessions – our 20th day as band, which was spent in the godawful exurbs of Atlanta in 2014, and our […]

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Exploring Harvey Weinstein’s roots as a flesh trade landlord in pre-Disney Times Square

By some strange coincidence, a week or so ago, just after hearing that Harvey Weinstein had been arrested and charged with rape, I was listening to an old podcast about the evolution of Times Square, and his name came up in connection to a strip club called the Melody Burlesk, later to be known as […]

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Might I suggest a pot of tea and a Joan Crawford double feature on this rainy day

On non-school nights, after reading a bit from The Three Investigators library, Arlo and I usually break out the computer and watch a little something before falling asleep. Seeing as how he’s six, he generally advocates for something involving either monsters or robots, which, for those most part, I’m OK with, as long as it’s […]

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The Killing

Having demanded that Mueller’s team submit all of their questions for Trump in advance of their interview with him, Trump’s not-so-stellar legal team today leaked the questions to the press. While I know I should be writing about it, I’ve decided instead to take the evening off to watch Sterling Hayden, Timothy Carey, Elisha Cook, […]

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Mitch McConnell says he won’t bring bi-partisan legislation protecting Robert Mueller to the floor of the Senate for a vote

As the family is out of the house this evening, I’ve decided to just lay here on the couch, in front of the fireplace, and study up on Jerry Lewis look-alike Sammy Petrillo, the star of Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla. [That’s Steve Calvert as the gorilla above.] As I seriously doubt that any […]

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