Music: Mark Mallman
“Minneapolis’ own glam superstar has more heart than Interpol, less pretense than Franz Ferdinand, and a sense of retro that seems entirely genuine.” —All Music Guide
Piano lounge stylist, punk prevaricator, prolific performance-art rocker . . . meet the many moods of Mark Mallman. This 21st-century showman is on a relentlessly ironic search for songwriting exaltation and has built an ardent following for his legendary live shows, outrageous oeuvre of styles, and “a go-for-broke abandon that’s gawky and threatening and hilarious” (City Pages).
Movie: All the King’s Men
Directed by Robert Rossen
Based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel by Robert Penn Warren, this tale of the rise and fall of a corrupt politician (Louisiana governor Huey Long) swept the 1949 Oscars with Best Picture, Best Actor (Broderick Crawford), and Best Supporting Actress (Mercedes McCambridge). 1949, 16mm, 109 minutes.