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prodigal radio: mercury in midtown

Orson Welles. The baggy trickster who scared the radio audience at 23, and in infuriated the Hearst empire at 25, with Citizen Kane. …In the mid 1930’s, America was still far down in the Depression; as a time for launching … Continue reading

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instant prodigy mix: just add talent and stir

Orson Welles was a leading man at 18, scared the radio audience silly at 23, and infuriated the Hearst empire at 25, …. How is it that Orson Welles came to be such a figure of international fascination? Part of … Continue reading

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SILENCE FILLED WITH VIVID NOISELESS BOYS

After graduation and on the eve of his embarkation for France as a “gentleman volunteer” ambulance driver,John ┬áDos Passos’s letters almost exploded with rebellion. “I have been spending my time of late going to pacifist meetings and being dispersed by … Continue reading

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IDOL GOSSIP: FEED YOUR SLEEPLESS HEAD

G.I. Gurdjieff was one of the most important spiritual figures of the 20th century. Controversial and cloaked in mystery, his mythology is as rich as it is questionable. He claimed to have traveled from his native Armenia to the Far … Continue reading

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REVOLUTION OF THE SEXY LAMB

” it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing. Duke Ellington’s 1931 composition in reverse.Were there Subliminal messages in Beatles songs when played backwards? The famous dead-man messages contained within the marketing and the more subliminal experiments … Continue reading

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By the Skin of Their Teeth

A ninety second viral spot filmed in a hand- held style in downtown Toronto ; a washed out palette that raises the spectre of post-apocalyptic films like Children of Men.Its called called ”Moms Against Climate Change” and aims to raise … Continue reading

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