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A.O. Scott: 10 Years at the Times

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To be perfectly honest, we’re not the biggest fans of lists — whether they’re of the top 10, year-end or even the to-do variety. But in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, film critic A.O. Scott reflects on a decade (well, almost) of reviewing films for the paper. And frankly we’re fascinated. From ‘My Dog Skip‘ to ‘Metropolis’, the critic ... Read More »

Talking to the Largehearted Boy (Pt 1)

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On the blog Largehearted Boy, David Gutowski tries to find “the point where music and literature meet.” That means chatting up authors and musicians about where they find inspiration, plus lots and lots legal mp3s free for the taking. We recently caught up with the blogger with the big heart and he gave us insight into biz of blogging and ... Read More »

Running with ‘Rocky’ in Philadelphia

The Rocky Statue at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Yesterday we talked to ’70s film expert Ron Hogan about one of the first films to go on-locations, 1976′s ‘Rocky‘. Along with its classic underdog message the film features some great shots of the City of Brotherly Love, let’s check them out…     Read More »

Cinema Chat: Ron Hogan

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For contemporary movie-goers it might be tough to imagine a time before movies went on-location. But it wasn’t until the 1976 film ‘Rocky‘ hit the streets of Philadelphia that moviemakers really started to step out of the studio. To find out more about this explosive time in movie-making history, we chatted with Ron Hogan, curator of lit blog Beatrice, and ... Read More »

The Scene in Six Sounds: Brazil

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Can there be many more musical countries than Brazil? You don’t have to wait for carnival to see dancing in the streets of Rio, and anyone who’s ever witnessed that utter carnage that rolls into town along with the Rock in Rio can’t deny the passion oozing from the musical core of this city. It’s not all about Rio, of ... Read More »

Build Your Own Collection: Cumbia Edition

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In Music+Travel Worldwide, Eve Hyman introduces you to some of the hottest new cumbia artists coming out of Buenos Aires. But what can you do if you can’t make it to the record stores in BA’s cumbia hotspots — the stalls of the Constitucion train station or at Miles Discos (Honduras 4912, Buenos Aires; +51 11 4832-0466) and Zivals (Serrano ... Read More »

Desert Driving with ‘The Men Who Stare At Goats’

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

In the latest George Clooney box office hit, ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats‘ tells the somewhat-true story of a U.S. Army Special Forces unit — the New Earth Army, in the film; the First Earth Battalion in real life — dedicated to studying New Age philosophies and the paranormal in an attempt to create a band of psychic spies. ... Read More »

We <3: The Love Parade

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The first time Berlin hosted the Love Parade, in 1989, the Wall was four months from falling. It started out as a small political demonstration organized by Dr Motte, with about 150 guests attending. When the Wall fell, techno music streamed into East Berlin, filling the abandoned warehouses that were transformed, seemingly overnight, into clubs.     Read More »

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