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Author: Keith Roark

Chuck Berry

13 Black Artists that Inspired Rock: Chuck Berry

< Back Born on October 18, 1926, son of a deacon father and a school-teacher mother, Chuck Berry grew up in a hard-working middle-class household. His mother, a skilled piano player, passes on her love of music to her son, but soon he moves away from her baptist hymns and...

House Hausu

House (Hausu) 1977, What was that about?

The fairy tale plot of House On paper, House (Hausu) appears to be a pure horror fairy-tale by Nobuhiko Obayashi. Obayashi’s tale begins with Angel (nicknamed Gorgeous), a cute Japanese schoolgirl who lost her mother many years earlier. She is close to her father until he surprises her with his...

Leila in Studio

Interview with Artist Leila Fanner

Leila Fanner Fortune shined upon me while perusing through Instagram. I came across the artwork of South Africa based artist Leila Fanner. Immediately, I notice her use of bold dark colors and dreamlike imagery. She has numerous exhibits (paginated listing below). Besides her exhibitions, Leila’s art is in private collections...

Jobriath

In memory of Jobriath and what could have been

  Jobriath Boone August 4th, 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the death of Jobriath Boone (born, Bruce Wayne Campbell). Once considered to be the American David Bowie with his own Ziggy Stardust look. Elektra records signed him to a recording contract in 1973. The reported $500,000 deal was the...

Scott Pilgrim Quiz

Try the Scott Pilgrim Fan Quiz

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a fantastic film, and I always look for an excuse to talk about it. It is one of those films in which you see or hear something new each time you watch it. The film is clever. The dialogue is quotable. There are clues...

Rock 'n' Roll High School

Rock, Rock, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

What is Rock ‘n’ Roll High School? Rock ‘n’ Roll High School is the story of exuberant Riff Randell (P.J. Soles), a self-titled “rock and roller.” She is also a massive fan of the punk rock band the Ramones. She shows her fervor and enthusiasm at Vince Lombardi High by...

Fats Domino

13 Black Artists Who Inspired Rock: Fats Domino

< Back   /   Next > Antonio Domino or Fats Domino sold over 65 Million records during his lifetime.[1] Ranked as the 25th greatest artist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine. There is little doubt of his influence on rock ‘n’ roll. In the 1950s through the early 1960s, no...

Susspiria

Suspiria: One of Anthony Bourdain’s Favorites

I chose our latest cult movie for two reasons. One, If you are a fan of the late Anthony Bourdain (I am), you may have heard him mention Suspiria.He was a significant film enthusiast, and it is one of his most referenced films.[1] Secondly, a remake of Suspiria starring Tilda...

Wendy Liebeman

Interview with Comic Wendy Liebman

  Wendy Liebman Wendy Liebeman has performed stand-up comedy for over 25 years. In 1996, she won the American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-up. Her resume seems endless. Wendy Liebman has appeared on Fallon, Kimmel, Letterman, Ferguson, Leno, and Carson. Also, she was the first comedian to perform on the...

John Hughes

John Hughes Teen Angst Film Quiz

John Hughes Teen Angst is the anger you feel against the world. You start to rebel against people in your life. You may start to realize that things aren’t always what you hoped they would be. You feel cheated and lied to by the world. Between 1984-1987 the director\producer John Hughes...