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Colin Groundwater writes about books and music for fun and profit. He occasionally tweets from @colingh2o.
Upon meeting Alex Cameron for the first time, it’s difficult to know what to expect. The Australian performer is as much an actor as he is a musician, inhabiting a swath of characters when he sings; the man behind the songs can be a mystery. For his debut record Jumping the Shark, he adopted the persona of an aging, struggling entertainer, wearing fake wrinkles on the cover art and singing ballads about failure. Now...
Last Wednesday, BAMcinemaFest hosted a screening and panel discussion of The Big Sick, the romantic comedy written by husband and wife duo Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon. Collecting stellar reviews from all corners, the film is shaping up to be an unlikely summer blockbuster, and deservedly so. The Big Sick follows a stand-in for Nanjiani (played by and also named Kumail) trying to break into a career in comedy while balancing a new relationship...
Geoff Rickly walked to McCarren Park from his apartment to close out Northside Festival 2017 on Sunday. Rickly, the lead singer of post-hardcore band Thursday, has lived in Greenpoint for years, and he took the opening minutes of Thursday’s set to gush about his neighborhood and praise the way it embraces diversity. He also took some time to celebrate the diversity of the Northside lineup, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to play the same...

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