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Blast From the Past: At WSJ in 2010 on Iranian Film and Rock

I Shot, I Ran By Martin JohnsonUpdated April 15, 2010 12:01 am ET SAVE PRINT TEXT Bahman Ghobadi is one of Iran’s leading filmmakers, but after completing his most recent movie, “No One Knows About Persian Cats,” he went into exile … Continue reading

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New Writing

So far 2021 has been a very good year. Not just the new administration and new Georgia Senators, but my inbox has been overflowing with cool assignments. Here are a few of the ones that have run. I spoke with … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, Collected

For about five years, approximately 2009-2014, I did a regular blog post called Fromage of the Day where I introduced and paired a cheese then I compared it to a cultural touchstone. Here’s a grouping of them. https://thejoyofcheese.wordpress.com/?s=Fromage+of+the+Day

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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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An Interesting Week at The Root

After a slow month, I got back into the groove at The Root with features on food, film and business. On Melba Wilson on Melba’s, her new cookbook, how soul food is the basis for American comfort food and how … Continue reading

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At The Root on Four Emerging Black Filmmakers

One of the best assignments I’ve had in 2016 so far was from the The Root.  It was a series of profiles of emerging African American filmmakers. I don’t know if it was in response to #oscarsowhite, but it functioned … Continue reading

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At The Root on The Documentary, Holler If You Hear Me: Blacks, Gays and the Church

A searing documentary. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/11/bet_documentary_explores_the_complexities_of_being_black_and_gay_in_the.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr%3Acontent%26 Link to the film itself http://www.bet.com/video/celebrity/2015/holler-if-you-hear-me/holler-if-you-hear-me-black-and-gay-in-the-church-full-doc.html

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