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The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Featured, The Arts | Comments Off on The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler

“Philip Marlowe here. This book was my first appearance in print. Of course, I’d been solving crimes in L.A. for years when...

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The African Queen

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on The African Queen

  The African Queen pairs the number one male screen legend with the number one female screen legend. Or at least, that’s how...

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Song: "As Time Goes By"

Posted by on Mar 14, 2011 in Songs | Comments Off on Song: "As Time Goes By"

  It’s the bane of a songwriter’s existence that the songs they write that become hits are forever associated with the...

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Film: Movies of 1954

Posted by on Jan 30, 2011 in Film | Comments Off on Film: Movies of 1954

  Most of us think of the 1950s as a bland, forgettable decade. The calm before the storm. On the movie front, however, it was a...

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Film: The Caine Mutiny

Posted by on Jul 15, 2010 in Film | Comments Off on Film: The Caine Mutiny

I don’t think I’ve ever known anyone who was clinically paranoid. But if I ever meet someone with that mental illness, I do...

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Writer: Raymond Chandler

Posted by on May 21, 2010 in The Arts, Writers | 1 comment

I’m a little bit sheepish to admit this, but it must have something to do with the two-syllable names. I sometimes can’t...

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Person: Edward R. Murrow

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010 in People | Comments Off on Person: Edward R. Murrow

Had Adolph Hitler not chosen to subjugate England during the blitz of 1939, Edward R. Murrow might be just another forgotten wartime...

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Film: Casablanca

Posted by on Feb 14, 2010 in Film | Comments Off on Film: Casablanca

“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.” It’s the movie that made Humphrey...

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