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Years ago, Ella Taylor interviewed Quentin Tarantino at his favorite Denny’s. She returns to the scene to ask about Inglourious Basterds and his career. Tarantino is charmng, but if you want to be pissed at him, he does say things like, “A case can be made that I re-created the gangster film.”

Oh, and J. Hoberman has a review.

You can’t go wrong but you can go blind with Michael Musto: “Which flamboyant promoter orders lube by the crate?” etc. Afterwards he goes to talk to the real people, e.g. Julie Atlas Muz.

When rapper Charles Hamilton started to go down, it was his online presence — blog posts, tweets, pics, etc. — that got pulled back first. Heretofore cloistered artists are “now free to grouse, giggle, and emote in real-time,” says Ben Detrick, and that changes the game.

“You don’t understand,” the caller said. “We’ve never had great pizza in Bed-Stuy before.” Yet she promised Saraghina was it. Is it? Robert Sietsema investigates (and we never thought we’d hear him call lambrusco “like PBR mixed with Brunello”).


Politics: Roy Edroso on health care town halls.

Music: Tom Hull‘s Jazz Consumer Guide; Phil Freeman on Ronnie James Dio.

Film: Melissa Anderson on a Natalie Wood retro; Scott Foundas on Passing Strange; J. Hoberman on The Baader-Meinhof Complex; Nick Pinkerton on World’s Greatest Dad and Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha.

Theater: Michael Feingold on A Lifetime Burning; Alexis Soloski on the Fringe Festival.

Art: Daniel Kunitz on Dorothy Iannone at the New Museum of Contemporary Art and Leona Christie at Redflagg.

Plus Savage Love, Free Will Astrology, Letters, Ask a Mexican, and so forth.

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