'Fade To Gray' Is an Insightful Study of Aging in American Cinema

'Fade To Gray' Is an Insightful Study of Aging in American Cinema

By Alex Ramon

Timothy Shary and Nancy McVittie’s rewarding, accessible study explores representations of aging and older characters in American film from early cinema to the present-day. 26 Sep 2016 // 9:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

5 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Matisyahu: Youth

Youth may not be Matisyahu's second album, but it's still a sophomore slump.

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Cyrus Chestnut: Genuine Chestnut

The Telarc label has been collecting pianists -- Brubeck, Peterson! -- and the sometime Wynton Marsalis alumnus Cyrus Chestnut is another good one.

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Blondie: Greatest Hits: Sound & Vision

Listening to all these songs in a row provides a reminder of what a great band Blondie was in its heyday, blessed with well-constructed songs, powerful vocals, concise playing, and great production.

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Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass: Whipped Cream and Other Delights Rewhipped

Herb Alpert and his band possessed a horny genius for performing Latin jazz inflected pop. Here, it's been rewhipped for a younger crowd.

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Storsveit Nix Noltes: Orkideur Hawai

Storsveit Nix Noltes are the sweatiest and most rambunctious non-Bulgarian Bulgarian group around.

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Willy Mason: Where the Humans Eat

Mason's songs hum and thrill with the kind of poetry that gets you labeled 'the next Dylan', but his music is more firmly planted within the folk-blues genre.

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4 May 2006 // 3:00 AM

Down in the Valley (2005)

Look out: here comes another revisionist Western.

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4 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

Given his track record thus far, it is a safe bet that Paul Pope will satisfy his audience with his final explanation behind the mystery of the 'Bat-man of Gotham'.

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4 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Flaming Lips + The Go! Team

Queens and Fallen Kings: A Royal Evening with the Flaming Lips.

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Tony and Me: A Story of Friendship by Jack Klugman (with Burton Rocks)

In a notable departure from many Hollywood celeb tomes, Klugman eschews any self-aggrandizement to focus on honoring the memory of his best friend while also resisting the temptation to canonize him.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Highbrow, Middle Brow, and Lowbrow in Free-to-Play Gaming

// Moving Pixels

"From the charmingly trashy to the more artistically inclined, there is a wide variety of gaming options in the free-to-play market.

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