Bob Dylan: Endings

by Christopher Ricks I want to talk1 about endings. I’m interested in questions of tech­nique, under the aegis of T. S. Eliot’s remark that we

Tapped (2009)

Songs used in the movie: Tapped (2009)

Full list of songs used in the documentary movie “Tapped” (2009). Tapped is a 2009 documentary film by directors Stephanie Soechtig and Jason Lindsey. The two began the documentary after research into ocean pollution “kept leading them to bottled water”.

Freedom of Expression: 2 Live Crew, Decoded

The rap group 2 Live Crew and their controversial hit recording “As Nasty as They Wanna Be” may well earn a signal place in the history of First Amendment rights. But just as important is how these lyrics will be interpreted and by whom.

Renaldo and Clara

Renaldo and Clara (1978) – Review by Pauline Kael

Like Mailer, Dylan is an artist who intended to do something in advance of conventional movies—more poetic, more ‘true’—yet Renaldo and Clara, like Mailer’s Wild 90, Beyond the Law and Maidstone, is marked by an absence of artistic intelligence. The picture hasn’t been thought out in terms of movement or a visual plan.


In the following interview, Tom Petty talks, in a genteel drawl, about his solo album, Full Moon Fever, his songwriting process, his relationships with collaborators old and new, and the quality of his life these days.


At the dawn of the 1970s, a young Florida band had plausible dreams of making it big. “We were better than anyone else,” recalls their bassist, Tom Petty, of his doomed first band, Mudcrutch. Now, though, he has reunited this mix of Heartbreakers and guitar teachers for a long-awaited turn in the spotlight.



Playboy sent freelance writer Rob Tannenbaum to interview the last of the big rock bands. He found that although the band members were out of touch with one another during the hiatus, they were not out of one another’s minds.