The baseball novels of John Tunis are not only the best sports fiction for 10-to-14 year-olds ever written, they are among the best sports fiction — period.
A United Kingdom gives audiences an unseen look at racismBiographical films are pretty common in Hollywood lately. Each one wants to tell a story not heard before, or better yet tell it the right way. Some of these films are great because of the amazing story they tell. Yet this is not true of all of…
Get Out is unlike any thriller you have ever seen beforeI was never much of a fan of Key and Peele. When I saw them in Keanu, I found myself not liking that film much. So when I heard about Get Out there was naturally a hesitancy to see it. When I got a pass…
A new film dives deeply into the creative process that made “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” one of most beloved albums of our time.
Rock Dog takes viewers on a musical adventure that kids will really enjoyI enjoy most of the animated films that I watch, but they are not all winners. Some of them go the easier route which makes for nothing more than an okay film. Yet if they come up with an original concept and put…
The more people talk about the movie, the more they say they like it, but they don’t LOVE it.
Mythos Christos takes readers on an adventure in search of a different kind of treasureLately I have had the privilege to read more books. They have all taken me on some amazing journeys. Yet none have been like Mythos Christos. The tale it told was an interesting one that is unlike anything I have ever…
No one knew how to live by his own rules better than David Bowie. A new album of covers spreads that message even today.
If she started a school of fame would you attend?
A film addressing meth and sex in the Latinx community
How “La La Land” is saving jazz in Los Angeles.
Alvin Ailey Dancers move to the Academy Award-nominated original score from Moonlight.
This McCartney album was eviscerated on its release in 1971, but listen again for some great songwriting and killer electric guitar.
If you don’t know how The Dead got started, watch and listen to this Joe Smith interview on Blank on Blank.
The Amazing true story Hacksaw Ridge is a film people need to seeFilms about War come out all the time in Hollywood. Yet there are few films that come out like Hacksaw Ridge. This is a film that tells an interesting tale about a man and some impressive things he did. I liked it when…
For many of us, jazz from the early part of the last century means thin, scratchy sounds captured on old discs. Here’s a great way to hear it as it really was.