Articles tagged: Case for the Classics


Halftime Leisure

Discovering Radiohead’s OK Computer Twenty Years Later

Twenty years ago this week, Radiohead released its genre defying—and defining—OK Computer to widespread critical acclaim. The album was released just four months after I was born, and my parents,... Read more

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Case for the Classics: A Christmas Story

It’s that time of year again: trees are decorated, toys are marketed, lights are strung, and I want to watch A Christmas Story. The 1983 film, directed by Bob Clark... Read more

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Case for the Classics: Fiddler on the Roof

The story has reached near mythic status in my family history: as I stopped at houses on the Halloween of my fourth year on this earth, I captivated dozens of... Read more

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A Case for the Classics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Being made up of movies filmed on dry, punishing landscapes and populated with reticent, tobacco-chewing male characters cloaking their fragile masculinity with some good ol’ American blood and guts, the... Read more

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Case for the Classics: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Many factors combine to make Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory a unique delight: life-saving burping; an edible backyard accompanied by a timeless tune; Jack Albertson’s lovable Grandpa Joe; Roald... Read more