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 // 24 Articles
Columns // 32 Articles
Reviews // 51 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

The Voice of the Demagogue and American So-Called Democracy | 2 Nov 2016 // 8:30 PM

Gabriel Over the White House seriously asks a question that should only be asked as satire or farce: what if the best solution for the US is to have a fascist dictator in charge?

Necessary Failure in Marlon Brando's 'One-Eyed Jacks' | 13 Oct 2016 // 8:15 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.


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.


Kenji Mizoguchi and the Cinema of Obfuscation | 31 Oct 2016 // 3:30 AM

The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum invites us in, then makes us uncomfortable. This is the cinema of denial.

Russ Meyer, the Auteur of Superfluity | 9 Oct 2016 // 8:45 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.


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

Exposition Dumps Don't Need Dialogue in 'Virginia'

// Moving Pixels

"Virginia manages to have an exposition dump without wordy exposition.

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