Larry Wessel’s Palace of Wonders

Larry Wessel is the modern curator of the strange underground of American Folk Kitsch. It is an important role he … More

Barrytown in the Time of COVID: Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown Trilogy in Print and on Film in 2021.

Before the pandemic began, my library would host weekly, and one additional monthly book sale. As an official patron and … More

The Strawberry Statement by James Simon Kunen (and directed by Stuart Hagmann)

The Strawberry Statement was one of those surprise purchases from a library book sale. There was something about a slim … More

#747 Amadeus (1984)

Amadeus is Miloš Forman’s brilliant adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s stage play of the same name that mesmerized Broadway for almost three … More

#1186 Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Straight Outta Compton is the 2015 biopic that tells the story of Eazy-E’s (and the rest of NWA’s) genesis and … More