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The Beats Go On

Lew Whittington | Posted 02.25.2014 | Books
Lew Whittington

Art Pepper's description of his life in jazz and his descent into heroin addiction is mesmerizing in its veracity. These artists and this lost world is examined from many angles in these works give more than a primo peak at the hot birth of the real cool. You dig.

Book Review Roundup: A Forgotten Founding Father And Something Juicy

Posted 07.09.2011 | Books

"The Forgotten Founding Father" by Joshua Kendall Los Angeles Times In one critical respect, Webster is a biographer's dream, with an abundance ...

Sweet Words for the Sweet Science

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jan Herman

Here's one for the books -- an attractively designed boxing anthology with heart, The Fighter Still Remains. Profits will go to benefit Project Medishare for Haitian earthquake relief.

Shades of Praise and Prejudice for the Movie Precious

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carol Smaldino

Any work of art, film, or music that provokes deeper awareness of our differences and similarities, can make a dent in the usual lack of dialogue.