Winter 2007

Letter from the Editor

First Loves


An American City
New Orleans, Helen Hill and Me



Potlatch

Film School in 93 Minutes
Woody Allenís Annie Hall


Domo Arigato, Motherfuckers!
How Styx Made a Rock Geek out of Me


My Favorite Flag
A Hitler Youth


Old Heroes and Aging Icons
The Action Star in His Sunset Years


Let It Slide
My Trombone Years


Jake in a Box
Thackray Reconsidered


I Wanna Be Your Joyce Davenport
Hill Street Blues Roll Call


The Spirit of Radio: WNEW and Me
With Apologies to Geddy Lee and No Apologies to Anyone Else


An Elegant Trap
Stanley Kubrickís A Clockwork Orange


The Old Unreliable
A Kindly Contemplation of P.G. Wodehouse


Still Not Ready for Prime Time
Saturday Nightís Early Years


Waiting for Someone or Something to Show You the Way
How a quinseptuagenuple-platinum art-rock band helped turn me on to the funk


The Counterweight
Thomas Pynchonís Rebel Lit Rethought


Rogue Islands
How I Broke My Brain at an Early Age


Back to the Basics
Danville Days


Evolution of a Cinephile
My Movie Life




Pops & Clicks

The Community of Now
In C


Orphans
Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards


The Sincerest Cynic
Randy Newman, great American songwriter?



Marginalia

Skibber Bee Bye
The Extremes of Ron Rege Jr.


Aleksandar Zograf
The Interview




Detritus

A Home in the Uncanny Valley
The Unreal Geography of Video Games




Nitrate

Come Into My Boudoir
Humphrey Bogartís Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep


The Bottom Shelf
Attack of the Arthouse Sci-Fi Movie




Static

Battlestar
Galactica


Medium Cool
Newhart & Rockford