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Song Beneath the Song: Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up In Blue”

Bod Dylan’s “Tangled Up In Blue,” from his 1975 classic Blood On the Tracks, is unfinished. Always has been, always will be. Its incompleteness, however, is part of its power. It is no accident. Dylan engineered “Tangled Up In Blue” to be open-ended, unsealed, and shape-shifting, not unlike a jazz composition. He tinkers with it, sometimes radically reinventing it, both lyrically and melodically, to this day, making it one of the most resilient, resonant unfinished songs ever. Our own Robert Burke Warren gets deep into this distinctive, odd nugget from the Dylan canon. Continue reading




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A new twist on Kim Kardashian’s new book and the “art” of the “selfie.” Continue reading




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Dare To Be Stupid: Comedy Songs, The Best and the Rest

The ability to make people laugh is even rarer than the ability to make beautiful music. The combination of both, executed well, is cause for celebration. Amanda Nazario gives props to parody progenitors Stan Freberg, Allan Sherman, Tom Lehrer, et al, and the 21st century’s own master of making fun, “Weird Al” Yankovic, still riding high after debuting at number one last year. Continue reading




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“Mad Men” Eulogies: Don Draper

Farewell to Dick Whitman. Continue reading




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“Mad Men” Eulogies: Betty Draper

Blonde. Legs. Smoke ’em if you got ’em. Continue reading




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“Mad Men” Eulogies: Sally Draper

Sally Draper is the future. Continue reading




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“Mad Men” Eulogies: Megan Draper

Sean Beaudoin deconstructs Jessica Pare, Megan Calvet, and Megan Draper Continue reading




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“Mad Men” Eulogies: Peggy Olson

Peggy Olson is smarter. Continue reading




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“Mad Men” Eulogies: Pete Campbell

Pete Campbell, American Sniper. Continue reading




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