Subject:

Harvey Pekar

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    H.R. of Bad Brains is Not Crazy, Insists Jamie Saft

    With a monstrously flowing godlike beard, multi-instrumental guru Jamie Saft resembles a Hasidic mountain man who should be jamming on meaty blues licks with his beloved ZZ Top instead of the downtown avant-gardist and John Zorn ensemble vet for which he's known. The catch is, dude actually makes hi ... More >>

  • Film

    June 6, 2012

    Tony Buba's Home Movies

    The real-life work of Rust Bowl original gets his due

  • Voice Choices

    March 28, 2012

    TALENT ACT-I-VATION

    Trip City founder teaches comics

  • Music

    December 29, 2010

    R.I.P. 2010's Jazz Notables

    Honoring this year's fallen, with a few we failed to note last year

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    People Who Died, Circa 2010

    Jay Reatard, gone but not forgotten.​It is depressing but accurate to note how inexorably the internet bends toward death, and how much of the work of professional critics these days is announcing it, verifying it, and making sense of it (often in that order, unfortunately). Michael Jackson, a ... More >>

  • Film

    October 20, 2010
  • Voice Choices

    September 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Week in Review: What Your Kids Will Learn

    Not again! Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.​In the week we mostly spent anticipating tomorrow's Siren Festival, we talked at length with headliner Ted Leo, celebrated at a pre-party with Monotonix, and looked back at nine years worth of past triumphs. See you there, hopefully?

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Update: George Steinbrenner Dies of Heart Attack

    ​Update: We've just heard via ABC that George Steinbrenner has died: New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has died in Tampa after suffering a heart attack, three sources tell ABC Action News. The Steinbrenner family has now released a statement, per MLB.com:

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Harvey Pekar, R.I.P.

    ​Let's just say that the Perpetual Misery of Cleveland has been in the news again lately, and acknowledge that no one was better at a) articulating it and b) rising above it than Harvey Pekar.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Harvey Pekar, Comic Book Icon, Has Died

    via Cleveland Plain Dealer​Harvey Pekar has died at the age of 70. As Rob Harvilla writes on Sound of the City, Comic book icon, brief Hollywood star (via 2003's American Splendor, coming soon to thousands of Netflix queues near you), thoughtful jazz critic (here he is on free-jazz deity and f ... More >>

  • Art

    December 8, 2009

    2009's Best Comics and Graphic Novels

    Orpheus, Dick, and a little reefer: our annual round-up of the year's best

  • Voice Choices

    February 4, 2009

    AMERICAN MENSCH

    Discussing Jewishness with a lovable crank

  • Film

    August 14, 2007

    Bugaboo Confidential

    Life as a young, hot, white, educated nanny in the city sure is a drag

  • Books

    July 4, 2006

    Gothic Revival

    Old father, old artificer: Tracing the roots of Alison Bechdel's exhilarating new "tragicomic," Fun Home

  • Books

    April 11, 2006
  • Books

    October 25, 2005
  • Screens

    June 7, 2005

    American Splenda

    Non-terrorist chatter captured here: 'Is that your cell phone ringing?' 'Julie, those are birds'

  • Film

    May 17, 2005
  • Film

    April 12, 2005
  • Film

    January 4, 2005

    Living in Oblivion

    Reagan-era callousness sparked an indie film renaissance. Will Bush II inspire another?

  • Film

    October 12, 2004
  • Film

    May 4, 2004

    First Person Plurality

    Some don't like it hot: Narcissism and celebrity at a doc fest

  • News

    December 23, 2003

    Lost in America

    Bill Murray's Star Vehicle, Gus Van Sant's Double Comeback, and the Year of the Documentary

  • News

    September 16, 2003

    Straighten Up

    New Stances Sharpen Traditional Disciplines

  • Columns

    August 19, 2003
  • NYC Life

    August 12, 2003
  • Film

    August 12, 2003

    The Secret Lives of File Clerks

    Self-Promoting, Anti-Careerist Comix Hero Harvey Pekar Gets the Biopic He Deserves

  • Film

    August 5, 2003

    Urban Renewal

    Harvey Pekar's City of Industry

  • NYC Life

    August 5, 2003
  • Film

    July 29, 2003

    Tooth and Nail

    Hope Davis's Ordinary Magic

  • News

    July 29, 2003

    Losing His Voice

    Harvey Pekar's American Splendor Is Coming to a Movie Theater Near You. Why Can't the Pioneer of Autobiographical Comics Talk About It?

  • Film

    July 29, 2003

    Life Sentences

    Dentists in Domestic Prison, Nuns Behind Bars, Jewel Thieves on Holiday

  • Film

    February 4, 2003

    Unnatural Selection

    Evaluating a Movie Lover's Chances of Survival at a Topsy-Turvy Sundance

  • Film

    January 28, 2003

    Sell it on the Mountain

    Risky Business at Sundance 2003

  • Film

    March 5, 2002

    Thinking Inside the Box

    Test-Tube Babies

  • Specials

    August 17, 1999
  • Specials

    August 10, 1999
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