Monthly Archives: June 2022

Philip Baker Hall, Hard-Nosed Bookman on ‘Seinfeld,’ Dies @ 90

"Many Americans linger in adolescence, but [Philip Baker] Hall is the kind of man who puts on a tie before he leaves the house." — Roger Ebert, 1996 Philip Baker Hall, the world-weary character actor whose single most famous performance became a deadpan comic role as a library cop on Seinfeld, died June 12 at…
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Madonna the Songwriter Celebrated in Indispensable New Book

When you engage someone on the topic of Madonna, you will like hear comments on several topics— sex appeal, relevance, age, plastic surgery, social media presence — before hearing any on the one that explains why she is still on our minds in the first place: music. Madame X Marcs the spot! (Image via Fonthill) Music,…
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Let’s Talk About ‘6’: New Book on ‘Surfside 6’ Comes Ashore!

Michael Gregg Michaud — author of the acclaimed Sal Mineo — has returned with his latest nostalgic and exhaustively complete book, Surfside 6: In Miami Beach (BearManor Media, $30). Where the boys were! (Image via BearManor Media) Devoted to the late, great series Surfside 6 (1960-1962), the book contains episodic sketches, bios of the stars (Troy…
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