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Film Review: The Interview

Film Review: The Interview

March 11, 2015 at 9:38 pm 0 comments
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Reviewing Bob Dylan’s New Album

November 11, 2014 at 10:52 pm 0 comments

In 1966, Bob Dylan crashed his motorcycle. No one knows exactly why. He may have gotten distracted or hit a bump, but he was injured. Several of his vertebrae were cracked. Dylan needed time to recover. Dylan’s motorcycle accident occurred at a time when he was under intense public gaze from the media and music fans. Dylan had just finished up a 1966 World Tour with a backing band called The Hawks, now known as The Band. The tour marked Dylan’s entrance into full-fledged electric rock and roll music. The second, amplified set of his 1965 performance at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island still maintains mythological status in the annals of rock history: it marked the time at which Dylan “went electric.” The protest song folk-hero of the early 1960s was playing rock and roll music, a strictly forbidden practice in the Greenwich Village folk music revival, whereRead More

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A look back, a step ahead: A welcome and a request

September 23, 2014 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

No season reminds a person of life’s constant changes quite like autumn. The first turning leaves are fluttering down and crumpling underfoot, showing that the new school year at Saint Vincent College is well underway; and as always in life, for all that is consistent and familiar, there is even more that is different. To the excitement of some and the chagrin of others, we all must continue to be different, too, to keep up with the changing world. We continue to evolve as things change over time: our relationships, our environments, our dreams. The important thing in the midst of all this change is to move past the bad changes, but to hang on to all the good ones. On such a note, I introduce Volume 62 of The Review. Many people have worked very hard over the years to get us to this point; there is so muchRead More