Chadwick Jenkins

Chadwick lives in New York City and teaches Music History and Theory at The City College of New York. He earned his doctorate in Musicology at Columbia University. He has given papers on topics ranging from 12th Century lament to Duke Ellington and early radio to the use of Wagner's music in Bugs Bunny cartoons. He has published in scholarly journals on the music of John Cage, Richard Strauss, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He has taught courses on music history, the history of rock, and the history of jazz at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Columbia University

Features // 23 Articles
Columns // 31 Articles
Reviews // 50 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

Necessary Failure in Marlon Brando's 'One-Eyed Jacks' | 13 Oct 2016 // 9:15 PM

In Marlon Brando's world, there is no self, just inept flailing gestures pointing to the void. See One-Eyed Jacks at Film Forum this week.

Film Forum Marx Brothers Festival: Unassuaged Desire | 22 Sep 2016 // 9:15 PM

The Marx Brothers are polymorphously perverse: they find pleasure everywhere.


A Melancholic Way of Knowing | 29 Sep 2016 // 9:15 PM

Melancholy, in its deepest truth, is not bereft of hope but rather relies upon it.

Foray into Fragments: Friedrich Schlegel | 21 Jul 2016 // 9:30 PM

In this world, truth cannot be known in its fullness. We only get distorted images and fragments of the whole.


Russ Meyer, the Auteur of Superfluity | 9 Oct 2016 // 9:45 PM

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls shows Meyer editing his films in the manner of a coked-up, horny 17-year-old with ADD and a perverse obsession with Sergei Eisenstein.

Play Out the Play: Orson Welles’ Chimes at Midnight | 27 Sep 2016 // 9:45 PM

Bursting with vertiginous momentum, Chimes at Midnight presents a wonderfully sociable anti-sociality.


The Beatles on Record (videos) | 2 Dec 2009 // 3:15 AM

A wonderfully produced documentary on the most important recorded legacy of popular music.

New History Channel Show: Pawn Stars | 17 Jul 2009 // 7:00 AM

//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.

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