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Desert Island Discs for “The Man in the High Castle”

Actor Lee Shorten shows up as Sergeant Yoshida in nearly every episode of the first two seasons of Amazon’s Emmy-winning breakout series The Man in the High Castle so you can be damned sure he knows this disturbing alternate reality as well as our own

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How to Listen to “20th Century Women”

Digital extensions of movies don’t have to be elaborate and expensive to be sublimely effective. Case in point:, 20th Century Women’s online radio station DJ-ed by the film’s director Mike Mills. Much more than a repackaged soundtrack with a cute intro, this virtual playlist


Once Again, Beatles Plus Podcast Equals Fabcast

As one of the primary hosts of the Beatles podcast “Fabcast” (the other is his lifelong friend, the music critic Howie Edelson), Stephen Bard brings a musician’s insights to the discussion as Bard is a singer-songwriter himself who gigs with some regularity in northern Jersey. As

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There’s More to Korean Films Than “The Handmaiden”

Given the ongoing international acclaim, art-house successes, and even multiplex screenings of The Handmaiden, Train to Busan, and Snowpiercer, a passion for Korean movies doesn’t seem as unusual as it surely did 10 years ago. But CultureSonar’s Drew Pisarra has been writing about Korean movies

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Toilet Paper, an Echo Chamber, a Giant Harmonica and Other “Sgt. Pepper” Quirks

In August, 1966, the Beatles played their final concert (at Candlestick Park near San Francisco). They had decided to stop touring – and no one knew how to be a band without playing gigs. After that last show, George Harrison said, “Well, I guess I’m