Category Archives: Books

Forgotten Herbs, New Roots

    Photos: Classiq Journal     Earlier this month, in my September newsletter, I was writing that autumn feels like the beginning of a new year. It inspires all sorts of things. Finding new roots in all aspects of … Read More

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Read Instead…in Print

In San Francisco Noir, Nathaniel Rich achieves this really nice balance of content related to the film, scene and location. It’s the kind of writing, not analytical and remote, but personal and engulfing, that immerses the reader in the story, to the point of almost becoming a viewer. Read More

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September Newsletter: The New Year Starts on the First Day of Autumn

A great collection of sounds and tracks, a French take on the crime genre, film noir explorations and a maker that designs the most beautiful objects we can write on. Read More

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Read Instead…in Print

Peter Shelley’s book, Jules Dassin: The Life and Films, is a first full account in English of the director’s life and work. Jules Dassin, who, according to none other than François Truffaut, “made the best film noir I have seen”. Read More

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August Newsletter: On Close Encounters of Every Kind

Diving into Philip Glass’ Words without Music, reliving the 1980s through film soundtracks and musing on close encounters of every kind. Read More

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