Category Archives: Crafts & Culture

Words of Sound

Three musical biographies to read in late summer - Classiq Journal

This late summer has been all about musical biographies and autobiographies.     I wanted to read Tony Visconti’s Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy (forward by Morrissey) mainly because I was interested in David Bowie. Visconti was Bowie’s producer … Read More

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Music from Jim Jarmusch Films: A Playlist

Music from Jim Jarmusch films - A Playlist

  I remember when I was watching Only Lovers Left Alive, a film that would ultimately capture my whole being, and the sequence with Yasmine Hamdan performing Hal occurred, towards the end of the movie. I’m not sure I can … Read More

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Print Lives On: Six Indie Magazines to Find at the Newsstand

Print is not dead-The best magazines to find at the newsstand

  Ever since I bought the book Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers & Swells, a collection of essays written by an incomparable slate of literary names during the 1910s-1930s in Vanity Fair (a literary and visual treasure of the Jazz Age in … Read More

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Sounds of Summer

Summer playlist

  What are your plans for the summer? No, don’t answer that. I don’t like that question. So many times what you plan is an entirely different thing from what you get to accomplish. That’s not necessarily bad. It can … Read More

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Tennis As Art

Roland Garros poster 2018

There is Roger Federer – What is tennis if not the art of movement? There is Rafael Nadal – What is la terre battue if not the canvas brushed across by the strokes of the master of his art, the … Read More

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