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How The Wrecking Crew Secretly Recorded Some of the Biggest Hits of the 1960s & 70s

The top flight crew of L.A. studio musicians known as The Wrecking Crew acquired their name, legend has it, because they “were wrecking the business for everyone else,” writes Janet Maslin at The New York Times­, meaning older session players who couldn’t keep up. Drummers like Hal Blaine (“who justifiably calls himself ’10 of Your Favorite Drummers’ on his Web site”) and guitarists like Tommy Tedesco and Carol Kaye could play anything put in front of them perfectly, in one take, with th...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Glen Campbell, Hawaii, New York Times, Brian Wilson, Monkees, Pasadena, Phoenix, Facebook Twitter, Blaine, Motown, Simon Garfunkel, Josh Jones, Leon Russell


"The predominantly white and male guardianship of the literary and intellectual high ground tended to view the essential American story as a solo confrontation with the wilderness..."

"... not a love triangle or intimate domestic saga. Nineteenth-century men of letters 'saw the matter of American experience as inherently male,' the literary critic Nina Baym wrote in her 1981 essay 'Melodramas of Beset Manhood.' It was a complete negation of women’s points of view, not just an artistic dismissal. That doesn’t mean American women’s fiction wasn’t popular — like 'Little Women,' Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 'Uncle Tom’s Cabin' could barely keep up with demand after its 1852 publicatio...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Law, Dick, Tom, Don, Melville, Louisa May Alcott, Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Eldredge, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Alcott, Little Women, Moby Dick, Ann Althouse


"Bragging rights for 'Howard Stern Comes Again' really do go to Donald Trump, who is far and away its most arresting subject.

"Stern has interviewed him many times, and the conversations leap out as if in neon. Some have already been well publicized, as when Trump remarked that dating in the age of AIDS was his personal Vietnam. But there’s so much more. His extreme richness; his treatment of the 'girls' he dates; his easily debunked lies; his excitement about hot new projects (Trump World magazine, Trump University): All are matters of record here. And the transcript of his 2001 radio brawl with the gossip columnist A...
Tags: Books, Law, Sex, Howard Stern, Donald Trump, Gwyneth Paltrow, Trump, Trump University, Stern, Paltrow, Solomon, Benza, Ann Althouse, Euphemisms, Janet Maslin, Trump World


150 Renowned Secular Academics & 20 Christian Thinkers Talking About the Existence of God

Of the many books released over the past couple decades about the existence or nonexistence of God (and there were a lot) one of the best comes from philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein. Her 2010 36 Arguments for the Existence of God is not, however, a work of popular theology or anti-theology; it is fiction, a satire of academia, the publishing world, the Judaism she left behind, and the bubble of hype that once inflated around so-called “new atheism." In a book within the book, G...
Tags: Google, Seltzer, College, Religion, Harvard, Judaism, Philosophy, Time Magazine, The New York Times, Sigmund Freud, Steven Pinker, Christopher Hitchens, Noam Chomsky, William James, Facebook Twitter, Cass


150 Renowned Secular Academics & 20 Christian Thinkers Talking About God

Of the many books released over the past couple decades about the existence or nonexistence of God (and there were a lot) one of the best comes from philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein. Her 2010 36 Arguments for the Existence of God is not, however, a work of popular theology or anti-theology; it is fiction, a satire of academia, the publishing world, the Judaism she left behind, and the bubble of hype that once inflated around so-called “new atheism." In a book within the book, G...
Tags: Google, Seltzer, College, Religion, Harvard, Judaism, Philosophy, Time Magazine, The New York Times, Sigmund Freud, Steven Pinker, Christopher Hitchens, Noam Chomsky, William James, Facebook Twitter, Cass


"Best Books of 2018" Lists Update - December 5th

For the eleventh straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily. Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2018" lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support posts like these. Today's Updates to the Online "Best of 2018" Book Lists: 52 Insights (favourite non-fiction books) The A. V. Club (favorite books) Amazo...
Tags: Music, UK, Toronto, David, New York Times, Bill Gates, Russell Moore, Houston Chronicle, Literary Hub, Katy, Powell, Folio, Christian Lorentzen, Janet Maslin, CCBC, Quill Quire


B*A*P*S Deserves More Respect Than A 13% Rotten Tomatoes Score

According to a recent study by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, film criticism is a field overwhelmingly dominated by (surprise, surprise) white men. Not anymore. In Refinery29's new series, our female movie critic will give fresh consideration to the movies we love, hate, or love to hate. It's time for a rewrite.Hollywood released approximately 143 movies in 1997. Of those, just 17 starred a Black performer in top billing. Most of those roles, as with Men In Black, Double Team, Money Ta...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Julia Roberts, Roger Ebert, New York Times, Christina Milian, Beverly Hills, Batman, Times, Cleveland, Vox, Halle Berry


Former New York Times Film Critic Claims James Toback Threatened To Kill Her After She Wrote Negative Review

OK, this is terrifying. In case over 300 women accusing James Toback of sexual abuse and harassment hasn't given you enough info to think he's the worst -- a former New York Times film critic has now come forward saying she received death threats from the filmmaker. Janet Maslin claims to have received threatening phone calls allegedly from the director not only at her office but at her home in the middle of the night... all because of a negative review of his 1978 directorial debut, Fingers. Re...
Tags: Celebs, New York Times, Times, Alec Baldwin, John Simon, Harvard Club, Janet Maslin, Maslin, James Toback, Toback, New York Times Film Critic


Seeing Double: ‘DeepStar Six’ vs. ‘Leviathan’ in a Battle of the 1989 Sea Monster Movies

(Welcome to Seeing Double, a series where two strangely similar films released around the same time are put head-to-head. This time: we flash back to 1989, when undersea creatures attacked in both DeepStar Six and Leviathan!) This month’s face-off comes with a creature feature theme in honor of Halloween and we’re pitting two underwater monster movies against each other. DeepStar Six and Leviathan came out two months apart back in early 1989, and while neither rocked pop culture, both have thei...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Features, New York Times, Leviathan, James Cameron, US Navy, Cunningham, HANNAH, Daniel Stern, Weller, Peter Weller, Ernie Hudson, Gene Siskel, Stan Winston, Miguel Ferrer


Summer Pages: Books to Breeze Through This Summer

Janet Maslin’s roundup of 16 books to read this summer includes a stunner of a cop novel, a satire of the wealthy, sidesplitting essays and a classical mystery for fans of Agatha Christie.
Tags: News, Child, Samantha, KO, Anthony, Michael, Don, Lee, Watts, Jonathan, Kevin, Allen, Joshua, Jesse, Farrell, Freeman


Review: You Will Know Me

Summary: How far will you go to achieve a dream? That's the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful, compete. For the Knoxes there are no limits--until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk. As rumors swirl among the other parents, Katie tries frantically to hold her family together while also finding herself irresist...
Tags: Books, Knox, Devon, Abbott, Ryan, Eric, Katie, Abbot, Hailey, Julie P, Janet Maslin, Megan Abbott, Eric Knox


On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: I feel a Contemp YA b...
Tags: Amazon, Senate, New York City, Church, New York Times, Devon, Republic, Mia, Leia, SFF, Ana, Force Awakens, Kim Stanley Robinson, Simon Curtis, Luke, Katie


Daily Deals 03/30/16

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is Above the Waterfall: A Novel ($1.99), by Ron Rash [Ecco / HarperCollins]. Booklist Starred Review Book Description In this poetic and haunting tale set in contemporary Appalachia, New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash illuminates lives shaped by violence and a powerful connection to the land. Les, a long-time sheriff just three-weeks from retirement, contends with the ravages of crystal meth and his own duplicity in his small Appalachian town. Becky, a park ra...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Audiobooks, Science Fiction, Romance, Drama, Samsung, House, New York Times, Kindle Books, ePub Books, Classics, Jesus, Motown records, Francis, North Carolina


How Much Has Changed Since The Birdcage Came Out?

When The Birdcage came out in 1996, Janet Maslin of The New York Times thought it was a little dated. “The material still shows its age,” she wrote in the opening of her review, noting that the movie takes place in “a tame, AIDS-free universe where homosexuality simply means wacky fashion sense.” That’s somewhat funny because, looking back on The Birdcage 20 years later, it’s remarkable how watchable it still is. Despite all the progress that has been made in the fight for gay rights, the movie ...
Tags: Google, Florida, Hollywood, Supreme Court, Greece, Obama, France, Robin Williams, Senate, Ronald Reagan, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Mike Nichols, APU, Clinton, Gene Hackman