From March, 2015

Pretty Boys & Pathos: The Night Was Mine

Click to read more in Bastien’s Pretty Boys & Pathos column. To understand Tony Curtis you need to chart the contradictions between his pretty boy looks and the darkness lurking at the edge of his smile—long lashes, bright blue eye—he’s hard to peg. His looks lie at the strange crossroads between matinee idol and Brooklyn…

MOON CRADLE: Pisces

Next in the Moon Cradle series from Candice Wuehle. Joined by musician Andrew Morgan, we present a video for those late-comers, the perceptive and emotional Pisceans. Candice Wuehle is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in Iowa City, Iowa where she has taught rhetoric and creative writing at The University of Iowa. She additionally…

Refining Commitment

“Time Is On My Side” was originally written by Jerry Ragovoy under the pseudonym Norman Meade. In 1963, an arranger by the name of Garry Sherman contacted Ragovoy after trombonist, Kai Winding, had interest in the song’s more commercial potential. However, Ragovoy did not have any extra lyrics prepared, save for five words that comprise…