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A Song of Praise for Bob Dylan’s “The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979-1981”

Admittedly, some hated it but maybe we need to rethink Bob Dylan’s most controversial period.

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Nothing Petty About His Appeal

From his first album to his last, Tom Petty had a gut-level feel for the human condition that most songwriters would envy.

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Calling “Schoolhouse Rock.” We Need You!

Among its many charms, “Schoolhouse Rock” taught us what it means to be a citizen. We might be missing this more than we know…

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The Diaries of David Sedaris for Real

This first volume of the bestselling author’s journals offers a remarkably candid view.

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Go West, Batman: An Appreciation of Adam West

For generations of TV viewers, there really is just one Batman. Comics fans can debate Michael Keaton, Christian Bale or even Ben Affleck, but in terms of true mass-media recognition over several decades no one loomed larger in that cape and cowl than Adam West.