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Song Beneath the Song: “Hey Jealousy” by the Gin Blossoms

Twenty years ago, “Hey Jealousy” climbed to #4 on the Billboard charts. A few months later, the man who wrote the song killed himself. Continue reading




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Matters of Faint Import, Vol. 1: The Dress Code of Mumford & Sons

The debut of a new feature, in which Owen King holds a roundtable discussion on the non-pressing issues of the day. This week: Timothy Bracy, Elizabeth Nelson, and James Jackson Toth debate the sartorial merits of Mumford & Sons.




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A Tale Told by an Idiot or Triple Toil and Trouble

Tom Gualtieri agreed to revive his one-man show, “That Play: A Solo Macbeth.” Two days later, Alan Cumming announced that he, too, would mount a solo performance of Shakespeare’s bloodiest play. Talk about a walking shadow…




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