Tag Archives: Biography

Pulp Masters, Cultural Amnesia, Bob Dylan

It must be from all those old film noirs I’m obsessed with–Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Out of the Past, and the like. Or maybe it stems from my love of Faulkner’s Sanctuary, which I read as an undergrad and never let go of. Hence, now I’m in the middle of Pulp Masters, […]

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Christian Bauman on Amazon Rankings

So here’s something: of course I look at Amazon. I’ve been published long enough now to have the Amazon ranking not matter so much to me, but there is something else I find addictive about Amazon: what books are offered at a discount if you buy it with one of mine. There is an algorithm […]

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I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon, by Crystal Zevon

Most music biographies are useful to fans and devotees but frequently are barely more than hagiographic efforts.

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Her Majesty, The Queen

Helen Mirren has the goods to be the queen – all the others merely players in her court.

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Sex and the Chateau: Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette

kirsten dunst as marie antoinette

What all of this adds up to is a biography of feeling, rather than fact, and a charming one at that.

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Jandek on Corwood: When the Private is Public, and Still Unknown

This DVD profiles a musician whose personal work has continued to mystify, scare and inspire, with music written by a recluse who has truly been an outsider.

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