Tag Archives: The Artist

Best of 2012

Though I’m just as much a sucker as the next guy when it comes to end-of-the-year lists (see below), I would like to engage in a few moments of reflection as a means of taking stock of the past year.  After all, Socrates said that “The unexamined life is not worth living” and seeing as […]

The Artist (It Do Matter if You’re Black and White)

The Jazz Singer premiered on October 6, 1927 at the Warner Brothers flagship theater in New York City.  By this time, the cultural palette of the American and European bourgeoisie had become rather accustomed to film as a form of entertainment.  Though silent film with live orchestral accompaniment was the mainstay of the industry, recorded […]