Rant’n’Roll: Homeward Bound: The Life Of Paul Simon

Peter Ames Carlin has done it again. His Bruce bio shed more light on Springsteen than any previous book, was eminently readable and enjoyed the participation of its subject. Now here comes rhymin’ Simon, 75, in the pages of Homeward Bound (Henry Holt and Company; hardcover; $32.00), a book filled …

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Kam On Film: ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them,’ ‘The Wake Of Vanport 2,’ and more

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Warner Brothers

Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence

Redmayne “Fantastic” As Bashful Wizard With Menagerie Of Mythical Creatures

It’s New York harbor in 1926, which is when we are introduced to Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he disembarks a steamship from England that’s …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Editor’s Note: The following is just a sample of the bevy of Reality Check reader responses we received this week in the wake of the 2016 presidential election results. We may have to dedicate two weeks to the overwhelming stream of comments.

 

James,

I’m very proud of you …

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Shoreworld: Dentist – Ceilings

Dentist is back with another outstanding record born of Jersey blood, sweat, and tears. Dentist comes from the oceanfront urban landscape of Asbury Park, New Jersey. Their sound combines the freedom of the beach atmosphere and the urgency of the city into a fuzzed out, surf punk-tinged brand of indie …

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New Dark Age: Corrado’s Farm Haunted Hayride & Haunted House, Night Gallery, Memento Mori and more

Corrado’s Farm Haunted Hayride & Haunted House

On Sunday night, Oct. 16, I was invited by a group calling itself Haunt Hunters to join them on a tour of the haunted attractions at Corrado’s Farm in Hackettstown, NJ. This organization is headed by enthusiast Mr. Chuck Mound and his partner, …

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Rant’n’Roll: Fundamental Forces, John Mceuen, Peter Saltzman, Gabriel Espinosa, Norah Jones & A Chicago Farmer

The Subtle Energy of Seattle guitarist-composer Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces is a reimagining of Wright’s color trilogy (2013’s Blue, 2014’s Red and last year’s Green). As its title depicts, the instrumental rock herein is not as muscled as the previous three. Still, its strength is derived from the …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Shovels & Rope, Foy Vance, Kadhja Bonet, and more

Shovels & Rope/Bowery Ballroom/October 18, 2016

Cary Ann Hearst was born in Mississippi and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, until 1997 when she enrolled in college in Charleston, South Carolina. While in school, she began performing as a solo artist in local venues. After graduating she toured, recorded and performed with …

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Kam On Film: ‘The Love Witch,’ ‘No Pay, Nudity,’ and What’s New in Theaters

The Love Witch

Oscilloscope Laboratories

Unrated

Desperate Witch Casts Spells On Unsuspecting Suitors In Campy Horror Comedy

Elaine Parker (Samantha Robinson) only became a witch after being abandoned by her late husband. An incurable romantic with fairy princess fantasies, the gorgeous widow still harbors hopes of finding Mr. Right.

With …

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Reality Check: President Donald J. Trump—An Explanation In Two Parts

Editor’s Note: The following are two brief explanations on how a reality TV star is now president of the United States by first jc and then his old colleague, former Conservatively Speaking columnist, Bill Roberts.

 

I have to be honest; I’ve got nothing.

Really, what right do I have to …

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Shoreworld: David J. Vargo-Burning Through

A native of East Brunswick, NJ, Dave Vargo started playing the guitar at the age of eight and by the age of 14 was performing throughout the Tri-State Area with various jazz, funk, and rock bands. He graduated from Berklee College of Music with honors and went on to become …

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