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 // 27 Articles
Columns // 32 Articles
Reviews // 55 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

John Huston and Truman Capote’s Bizarre Confection, 'Beat the Devil' | 15 Feb 2017 // 8:00 PM

Beat the Devil, playing at the Film Forum, is so tongue-in-cheek that it would seem to have caused disfiguration.

Luigi Pirandello on Film: L'Umorismo and Confronting the Other of the Self | 12 Jan 2017 // 8:00 PM

The Film Forum hosts seven films based on the writing of Luigi Pirandello that illustrate the complex ironies of the fractured Self.


Confronting Evil, Determinism, and Death in 'It's a Wonderful Life' | 1 Dec 2016 // 8:30 PM

Exploring the darker core of a Christmas classic reveals just what is so wonderful about life.

A Melancholic Way of Knowing | 29 Sep 2016 // 8:15 PM

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


'Black Girl' and the Ambiguous Nature of the Mask | 23 Feb 2017 // 2:30 AM

Black Girl suggests that in its act of concealment the mask offers the revelation of the abyss that we truly are.

Fellini's 'Roma' and the Polysemic Surreal | 4 Jan 2017 // 8:45 PM

Fellini’s films are haunted by an absence, a pervading sense of loss, a mourning for the unattainable, and yet imbued with an effervescent sense of fun as well.


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

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

New History Channel Show: Pawn Stars | 17 Jul 2009 // 6:00 AM

//Mixed media

Trickle Down Corruption in 'This Is the Police'

// Moving Pixels

"In a world of hitmen, snitches, mobsters, murderers, terrorists, rapists, rioters, bombers, thieves, and serial killers, your greatest enemy is your boss.

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