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A gift for pacing and episodic structure, a deadpan sense of humor.

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Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.

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His films came from a planet called Baltimore.

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The sophist­ication of Jones’s voice has never dimin­ished its authen­ticity.

When trash meets art.

She excelled at rapacious clingers, albatrosses, and bad mothers.

High Corman: pell-mell, hep, bizarrely hybridized.

Her young voice throbbed with friction and experience.

His music and his life disguised joy as menace — and vice versa.

He may be the best put-on artist since Andy Kaufman.

A contro­versial auteur who aimed at truck drivers and college students.

The foppish poses, the aspect of wounded nobility…

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The documentary films of FREDERICK WISEMAN (born 1930) are usually set in…

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He knew his audience inside and out.

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“Just because you got them big udders don’t make you something special.”…

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Filmmaker PRESTON STURGES (1898-1959) made a joyful mockery of the Hays Code…

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Novelist, poet, and newspaper man DON MARQUIS (1878-1937) was once a household…

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In 1965, SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY (born 1940) beat down the doors of the…

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With his casual athleticism and big white teeth, with his good-looking features…

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Look at the way people describe JOEY RAMONE’s (1951-2001) voice: “bleat,” “snarl,”…

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STUDS TERKEL (1912–2008): shovel-ready and irony free. Fifty years from now, who…

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We’ve fallen out of touch with TORI SPELLING (born 1973) lately. We…

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JONATHAN RICHMAN (born 1951) sings to us exactly as we speak to…