The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Remade and reimagined (even on a Gilligan's Island episode) many times, Irving Pichel's 1932 classic original of THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME uses KING KONG sets and its stars, FAY WRAY and ROBERT ARMSTRONG. Plus: Betty Boop's "Minn...
by David McGee
 

 
 

‘I Will Imagine You Venus To Night’

To his beloved FANNY BRAWNE JOHN KEATS wrote some of the most torrid and revealing love letters in history, one of which, from 1819, we offer here. Also here: Keats's timeless poem, 'To Autumn.'
by David McGee
 

 

 

Galen Clark

The Yosemite Valley's first Guardian, GALEN CLARK taught others about the mysteries of the giant sequoias and worked tirelessly to protect Yosemite. In his book THE YOSEMITE, JOHN MUIR told Clark's story.
by David McGee
 

 
 

A Visit with Author/Illustrator Kristi Valiant

JULES chats with author/illustrator KRISTI VALIANT, whose new book PENGUIN CHA-CHA is picking up rave reviews everywhere.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Exquisite

Jazz pianist THOMAS SNOW goes Americana on his memorable new album, FRIENDS, and gets a major assist in his efforts from singer-songwriter JONATHAN EDWARDS and mandolin master JOE WALSH. This is one of 2013's major roots finds.
by David McGee
 

 
 

It’s Alvis, Not Elvis

Remembering ALVIS WAYNE, a rockabilly pioneer that never got his just due but leaves behind some memorable music in the wake of his passing on July 31.
by David McGee
 

 

 

As the Bluebird Flies…

MARVIN RAINWATER wrote and recorded many fine records in his career, and one perfect one: 1957's mega-hit 'GONNA FIND ME A BLUEBIRD.' Tribute must be paid.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Into the Heaven-Sent Light

Between grieving for her deceased son and celebrating the birth of a new daughter, REBECCA FRAZIER wrote a batch of meaningful songs and walked into the light with WHEN WE FALL.
by David McGee
 

 

 

You Got the Silver, Sandy

BIG SANDY and HIS FLY-RITE BOYS are celebrating a silver anniversary this year with a new album of reworked gems from the band's 25-year recording history. It's really good stuff.
by David McGee