Music, Arts & Culture

Night Reading

Well-Read BedBy Gretchen GilesPEOPLE DON'T READ anymore, television has taken over our minds with a mush-creating mediocrity that has...

Staff Night Reading

Good BooksThe Independent's editorial staff couldn't bear to be omitted from the I-list of personal bedtime favorites. Therefore we...

Green Eggs and Ham

Kid StuffBy David TempletonTHE GREAT CLASSICAL masters of musical history would no doubt raise their terpsichorean eyebrows and shrug...

Talking Pictures

Weird ScienceThe horror, the horror: Marlon Brando spends a pensive moment wondering what he's doing in this film.Techno-author...

Ronnie Dawson

Monkey GodRex FlyRock on: Rockabilly idol Ronnie Dawson is on the comeback.Ronnie Dawson's got the beatBy Greg CahillI...

The Fall Movies

Oscar BaitOdd Couple: Anthony Hopkins plays the Spaniard in a May-December romance in 'Surviving Picasso.'Fall films go for...

Talking Pictures

Talking PicturesBy David TempletonWriter David Templeton takes interesting people to interesting movies in a quest for the ultimate post-film...

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

Born to DanceProfile of success: Amalia Hernández still choreographs dances for the company she started in 1952.Ballet Folklorico...

Fall Arts

Artfull FallDream Girl: Deborah Colotti's witty work, like the above"Dreambox," is among the original art featured in ARTrails.Hap...

Fall Jazz

Go, Man, Go!New standard: Jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock serves it up straight.James MinchenWho needs watered-down wine country jazz?By...

Charlie Byrd

High Flyin'Sweet sounds: Bossa nova innovator Charlie Byrd returns.David FischerJazz master's six-string love affairBy Greg CahillCHARLIE BYRD is...

Talking Pictures

Killing TimeJocelyn KnightBlack and white: Liberatore thinks 'A Time to Kill' simplifies racial issues.Paul Liberatore mocks this bird...

Murphy’s Law

Murphy RulesBy David TempletonLATE IN THE FALL of 1994, Michael Harris of Santa Rosa was traveling on business when...

Accordion Nation

Past CoolBy Richard von BusackTHE ACCORDION'S appeal is probably due to the way it throbs. You don't play an...
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