• Cocktails & Capers on the Negroni

    June 24-30 is, for some reason, international Negroni Week. I say “for some reason” because I can’t imagine a situation in which I’m not celebrating the Negroni every week, if not every day.

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  • Diabolique: Taste the Hamburger of Dracula!

    My write-up of Dracula, Sovereign of the Damned has moved to the Carfax Abbey that is Diabolique. Forget Avengers. Forget Iron Man. THIS should have been the future of Marvel movies: a Japanese adaptation of Tomb of Dracula.

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  • Diabolique: Of Harlots, Hays, and Harlow

    I’m on Diabolique, writing about Jean Harlow’s lunatic psycho-sexual comedy Red-Headed Woman which, with just a tweak here and there, could have just as easily been a disturbing horror film.

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  • Cultural Gutter: Gods in Wigs

    Over on the Cultural Gutter, I’m writing about the loony sci-fi epic, Hard to Be a God. It was a co-production between France, West Germany, and the Soviet Union made as the Berlin Wall was coming down.

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  • Exotica Noir

    For every Martin Denny , there were dozens of other, independent musicians plying their trade in exotica, often with strange, stunning, and downright spooky results. It is these musicians that Technicolor Paradise celebrates.

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  • Diabolique: A World of Wicker, Part One

    On Diabolique, I’m writing about pretty much everything to do with Emmanuelle in a series titled A World of Wicker. Part one looks at the life of the “real-life Emmanuelle,” Ma” and the infamous book attributed to her.

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Exotica Noir

For every Martin Denny , there were dozens of other, independent musicians plying their trade in exotica, often with strange, stunning, and downright spooky results. It is these musicians that Technicolor Paradise celebrates.

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