“Ladies and gentleman…The Beatles!” utters Ed Sullivan in the most famous introductory phrase in the history of television. With these words he officially set off an unprecedented mania that still exists to this day, so much so that Ron Howard’s newest film, a documentary covering the band’s touring years, is still able to capture the attention of those who have likely heard the story countless times. 727 more words
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A Bomb in the Lasagna: "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week- The Touring Years" is an Irresistible Tour Through Familiar Territory
There are precious few moments in 20th century pop culture that have been explored as widely and deeply in books, magazines, and films as the ten years during which The Beatles were performing and making music together. 769 more words
“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week” may be available on Hulu, but many die-hard fans of the Fab Four still prefer to see John, Ringo, George, and Paul on the big screen. 466 more words
Have you pulled the blanket down from over your head? Yes, that presidential debate last night was real and wasn’t an SNL sketch…yet.
The always entertaining and insightful author and essayist Christopher Buckley’s rationale for relieving himself the responsibility of satirizing high-stakes political circumstances was, once again, effortlessly reaffirmed during yesterday’s presidential debate. 261 more words