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 // 28 Articles
Columns // 33 Articles
Reviews // 64 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

Contentious Collaboration: Cocteau, Melville, and 'Les Enfants Terribles' | 26 Apr 2017 // 9:00 PM

Paul and Élisabeth yearn to savor the elixir of transcendent possibility, but know only the bitter taste of wretched futility.

John Huston and Truman Capote’s Bizarre Confection, 'Beat the Devil' | 15 Feb 2017 // 9:00 PM

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


Resist, Artfully: On the Subversive but Compromised Role of Art | 9 May 2017 // 3:30 AM

In a world stripped of enjoyment -- a fractured existence broken on the wheel of pointless progress, determined domination, and wasteful and wasted work -- pleasure becomes the most determinate form of rebellion and liberation.

Confronting Evil, Determinism, and Death in 'It's a Wonderful Life' | 1 Dec 2016 // 9:30 PM

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


Savage Revenge Film 'Behind the Door' Resonates in 21st Century America | 8 May 2017 // 5:30 AM

This strange and troubling film suits America's current ruminations over social and political identity all too well.

Being All Things by Being Nothing: The Enigma of 'Being There' | 25 Apr 2017 // 4:30 AM

Being There provides a gentle rumination on the aimless beauty of hope.


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

'Full Throttle: Remastered' Is Both Updated and Dated

// Moving Pixels

"Full Throttle: Remastered is a game made for people who don't mind pixel hunting -- like we used to play.

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