Category Archives: movies

The Martin Johnson Blog Network

I write…a lot. I write about music, mostly jazz. I write about sports, mostly basketball (though drill down deep enough here and you’ll find a late 2014 piece that correctly called the rise of the Chicago Cubs). I write about … Continue reading

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From the Archives: At WSJ on Nelson George in 2011

NEW YORK CULTURE Artist Films a Farewell to His Home Nelson George Looks Back to a Time When Fort Greene Spilled Over With Talent By Martin Johnson Updated April 28, 2011 12:01 a.m. ET “I call it black history with … Continue reading

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From the Archives: At WSJ on Susan Fales Hill

I miss the old WSJ Greater NY section. Uptown Girl Turns Writer About Town By Martin Johnson Updated July 27, 2010 12:01 a.m. ET Parties to launch first novels are often hard-scrabble affairs in spartan settings serving inexpensive wine. But … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Noah Preminger

‘Preminger Plays Preminger’ Review: Movie Music for Non-Cinephiles Saxophonist and composer Noah Preminger is not a film buff, but his latest release draws inspiration from director Otto Preminger. Saxophonist and composer Noah Preminger PHOTO: ANNA YATSKEVICH By Martin Johnson Feb. 19, 2019 … Continue reading

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The Do Over: Holiday Edition

Is 56 the new 26?  It seems that way for me as my current professional and existential quandaries mirror the ones I faced 30 years ago.  These posts are a series of ponderings trying parse the difference between now and … Continue reading

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Dear White People…

Dear White People, I’m almost 56 and half years old or to put it another way I’ve been on the planet for 677 months or 2934 weeks.  And for each and every unit of those times, I’ve been Black or … Continue reading

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At The Root on Roots

I watched a lot of TV last week. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/05/tv-review-did-we-really-need-a-roots-remake-no-but/

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