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Take One: The Greatest Showman

  Musicals have long been around since the 1920’s with the very first musical to hit the silver screen: The Jazz Singer.  Fast forward 98 years later and it’s still going strong with the release of The Greatest Showman. A movie loosely based on the life of P.T. Barnum of Barnum and Bailey’s Circus fame, […]

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Bonfire of Tom Wolfe’s Vanities

With Tom Wolfe’s passing at 87, the Hippie years are officially over. Made famous after his The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test became the book of the 60s counter-culture, Wolfe self-proclaimed himself as one of the authors of the New Journalism movement.  His non-fiction prowess continued through the 1970s, capping off the decade with the publication […]

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