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Book Review: ‘Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast’ by Patrick McGilligan

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The writing about the director's career makes this the definitive Fritz Lang biography. Read More »

Music Review: Herbie Hancock – ‘The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988′

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For anyone interested in the development of jazz during the ’70s and ’80s, it would be hard to beat Herbie Hancock's new 34-CD box set. Read More »

Music Review: Tchaikovsky and Ellington/Strayhorn – ‘The Nutcracker Suites’

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Harmonia Mundi presents both the traditional and the swinging Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn versions of ‘The Nutcracker Suite’ on the same CD for the very first time. Read More »

Music Review: Buck Owens – ‘Buck ‘Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967)’

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This marvelous two-CD Buck Owens set is the perfect complement to his autobiography. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Clear History’

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Fans of Larry David and Curb Your Enthusiasm should enjoy Clear History very much. Read More »

Music Review: Boz Scaggs – ‘The Essential Boz Scaggs’

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Whether the music inspires fond memories or not, 'The Essential Boz Scaggs' truly is essential. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Beatles vs. Stones’ by John McMillian

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A fun and eye-opening account of the "battle of the bands" between The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Read More »

Christopher Nolan and The Power of Myth – The ‘Dark Knight’ Trilogy

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With his trilogy of Dark Knight films, Christopher Nolan created a hero who stands with literature’s greatest. Read More »

Music Review: The Alan Parsons Project – ‘I Robot’ [Legacy Edition]

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With what amounts to a free bonus disc, the remastered edition of 'I Robot' is the finest Alan Parsons Project release yet. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Hannibal: Season One’

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I most definitely had my doubts about bringing the infamous Dr. Hannibal Lecter to television. But I happily stand corrected. Read More »