Monthly Archives: August 2013

Civil Rights Roundtable — a Time Capsule from 1963

August 28th marked the 50th anniversary of what was originally called the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. In the years since then, the name has lost “Jobs and Freedom,” and most people, myself included, have always thought of … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad — “The Perfect Batch” Panels

To end their week of Breaking Bad events, the Film Society of Lincoln Center hosted “The Perfect Batch: Breaking Bad Cast Favorites” at the Walter Reade Theater on Thursday, August 1, and Friday, August 2. There were two programs each … Continue reading

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Friction Fiction #3 — “The Return of Doktor Flesh”

I don’t want to offend anyone’s sensibilities, so please be aware that this story would probably get an R-rating if it were a movie. If that’s not a problem, then here you go! ******************************************************************************** THE RETURN OF DOKTOR FLESH by … Continue reading

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“Born in Chicago” — Black & White Blues

************************************************************************************** I recently saw Born in Chicago, a fascinating documentary that lays out how black blues musicians in Chicago during the 1960s, including Howlin’ Wolf (above left), Muddy Waters (above right), Willie Dixon and many others, influenced and mentored hungry … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad — “I Am the Danger”

(Though the term “spoiler alert” is overused, that’s what this is. If you haven’t seen Breaking Bad, or are still in the early seasons, be advised that the links, clips, and interview segments below may contain spoilers. Proceed with caution.) … Continue reading

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