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Apr 12, 2011
Gary Holmes

The Play’s The Thing

It will take more than an economist to explain why a Broadway play is ten times more expensive than a movie.  Oh, I understand the expense side — about union [...]

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Apr 6, 2011
Gary Holmes

Elvis Faulkner

William Faulkner and Elvis Presley, two sons of the South born 15 miles apart in Mississippi, were mama’s boys, barely high school graduates, champion substance abusers and of course artists [...]

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Mar 21, 2011
Gary Holmes

It’s Cry-Day

“Why do people have to be so mean?” my wife asked last night.  This is a question that can be posed about a variety of subjects too numerous to catalogue [...]

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Mar 12, 2011
Gary Holmes

Will I Ever Go Into Another Record Store?

Last week I bought a CD. Normally I wouldn’t mention this.  As an active consumer of 45’s, LPs, and CDs, I used to buy 20-30 records a year.  But recently [...]

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Mar 2, 2011
Gary Holmes

A World Without Michael Scott?

The recent wave of “All Charlie Sheen, ALL the Time” media coverage has been depressing. No, not because he’s so messed up, which he is, because it’s a reminder that “Two [...]

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Mar 1, 2011
Gary Holmes

Youth Will Be Served

So how did that youth thing work out for the Oscars?   To look at the Nielsen ratings is to wonder why the Academy bothered to draft James Franco and Anne [...]

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Feb 20, 2011
Gary Holmes

Reality Bites

I suppose it's more of a coincidence than a trend that the four most highly acclaimed and nominated movies of the year are based on true events: The Fighter, The [...]

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Feb 13, 2011
Gary Holmes

I probably would have hated Holden Caulfield anyway

It was an inspired decision by The New York Times to have Jay McInerny review the new J.D. Salinger bio in this week's Book Review.  Like Salinger himself and F. Scott [...]

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