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Rosalie Sorrels, RIP

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On June 14, 2017
The great, wonderful, amazing songwriter Rosalie Sorrels has died at the age of 83. I have been a huge fan for a long time. She was almost totally unknown except by other songwriters. She never made any money at all. But this was a remarkable woman living an really self-directed life. She grew up in […]

Powers Boothe, RIP

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On May 15, 2017

Powers Boothe is dead. Sadly, I guess this means that Cy Tolliver won’t be in the film version of Deadwood that may eventually happen, hopefully before all the other actors are dead too. Of all

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Robert Osborne, RIP

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On March 7, 2017
The much beloved host of Turner Classic Movies is dead at the age of 84. Osborne is the kind of person no one can really say anything bad about. TCM is probably Ted Turner’s second greatest gift to the world (outside of his massive conservation efforts in the West). It’s certainly a better gift than […]

Vo Quy, RIP

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On January 12, 2017

Vo Quy, the pioneering Vietnamese environmentalist and communist who not only convinced Ho Chi Minh to create Vietnam’s first national park, but also played a critical role in bringing his natio

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Irving Fields, RIP

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On August 23, 2016
The wonderful Irving Fields has died at the age of 101. Fields was a brilliant piano player and probably the last living man on the Catskill circuit of the postwar years who in the 1950s combined Jewish music traditions with Latin rhythms. His most famous album is 1959’s Bagels and Bongos, the height of this […]

Kiarostami

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On July 5, 2016

Bilge Ebiri’s remembrance of Abbas Kiarostami’s work is well worth your time. These movies identify the filmmaker as a student of behavior. But the repetitiveness also has a cumulative pow

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