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Today in Grateful Dead History: August 18, 1991 - Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA

I went to see Dark Star Orchestra over the weekend, and Sam Cutler, the Grateful Dead’s former road manager,  introduced the band.  As part of his talk, he said that he thought that the Dead were really a Dixieland band, with multiple soloists all improvising at the same time over the melody.   371 more words

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Best Final Movie Scenes When The Hero Dies

Death scenes these days are nothing like they were back in shoot-’em-up classics starring John Wayne. With the popularity of zombie stories, the staggering actors are already deceased and covered with fake blood when heroes have to shoot them dead again. 271 more words

Red Herrings and Strange Bedfellows: The Night Of ‘Samson and Delilah’ (Recap)

Richard Price and Steven Zairian began HBO’s The Night Of  by making it seem like a pure whodunnit in the vein of The Killing or just about every Law & Order episode, and it’s been to their credit that the show has mostly avoided the worst instincts of its red herring-laden predecessors. 735 more words

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'The Night Of' Ep6: The Eczema Did It in 'Samson and Delilah'

Do you wear the blue shirt or the white? Choosing sides in ‘The Night Of.’

After John Stone played the eczema-ridden Hardy Boy last week, the show lets Chandra (Amara Karan) do her best Nancy Drew impression. 590 more words


4 Shots From 4 Films: An Epic Birthday Salute

4 Shots From 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films is all about letting the visuals do the talking. 48 more words

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August 12, 1881: Ready When You Are, C.B.

Cecil B. DeMille was a larger-than-life filmmaker throughout the first half of the last century as well as God’s public relations director. Born in 1881 in Ashfield, Massachusetts, he went on to enter the world of theater as an actor, director and playwright.  292 more words

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