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Who Knew Dying Could Be This Funny?

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, a beautiful, moving film based on the debut novel by Jesse Andrews — brilliantly directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon — should not be missed..  With a title that mentions dying in the title, I came prepared to cry with several

It Only Took 12 Years: A Worthy Band on the Rise

The Jackson 5’s I Want You Back is one of the irresistibly great pop tunes of the Motown era. It’s got everything: monster hooks, insane musicianship, young Michael’s soaring vocal, tight-and-clever lyrics. (The question of who actually played the sublime bass line – the immortal

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Don’t Like Country Music? Think Again…

Yeah, yeah, okay. You keep hearing that country music has some of the smartest songwriters and best musicians around. And yet you turn on country radio and it all sounds like the same guitar licks and the same lyrics about pickups and girls in short

That’s My Jam!

If you put Motown, Stax, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Beatles and The Who in a blender, you’d very likely end up with The Jam.  Though they’ve been broken up for over 30 years, a new documentary, The Jam: About The Young Idea, makes a

Howling at the Moon – and a Lot More

Even hardened Deadheads may by now have made peace with the fact that the Grateful Dead’s glory days are behind them. Some peg the band’s senescence to the 1995 death of magister and lead guitarist Jerry Garcia. Some point to short-lived efforts to continue The