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Recommended: Henri Cartier-Bresson at Somerset House

"Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour" is a highly recommended current exhibition next door to King's at Somerset House. It takes some rarely exhibited black and white prints from the celebrated photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, and compares these with work in colour by more recent documentary photographers. The question of whether such images work best in… Continue reading Recommended: Henri Cartier-Bresson at Somerset House

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Frieze: We’ve Got You Covered

The Frieze Art Fair is an annual “must see” event in the contemporary art calendar. CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells was invited to the professional preview: This year’s Frieze ranges –as ever- from the mediocre to the magnificent (and much else besides). There is –as usual- too much to take in, but a few impressions stand… Continue reading Frieze: We’ve Got You Covered

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“Groundbreaking Work”

There is glowing praise for a CMCI-based publication in the latest edition of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. It takes the form of a review of Using Visual Evidence, devised and edited by CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells, together with Professor Robert Matson of the University of Pittsburgh. Quotations for the marquee include:… Continue reading “Groundbreaking Work”

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“Top-Notch”

There’s a glowing review of the CMCI-related volume The Public Value of the Humanities in The Times Higher Education Supplement. This is a book of essays from “leading humanities scholars” including CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells, and edited by Jonathon Bate. According to reviewer Malcolm Gillies, vice-chancellor of London Metropolitan University and a former president of… Continue reading “Top-Notch”

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Howells (Part One)

Now that the cast have trodden a rather rain-sodden red carpet in Leicester Square, CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells is able to reveal his thoughts on “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Part One) which premiered on November 11. Howells has so far been keeping deliberately quiet as he actually saw the film at a cast… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Howells (Part One)

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New Reviews for “Duke Ellington’s America”

Several reviews have come in recently for CMCI Lecturer Dr. Harvey G. Cohen's new book Duke Ellington's America (University of Chicago Press). In their 28 October issue, the New York Review of Books devoted 4,000 words to the book, including: "Of many artists it can be said that deep cultural currents can be read through… Continue reading New Reviews for “Duke Ellington’s America”

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Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway Autumn Events in Los Angeles and London

CMCI Lecturer Harvey G. Cohen will be appearing at several public events in the next month. On Wednesday 10 November, he will be offering a multi-media presentation entitled "Duke Ellington in his Own Words" at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The event is hosted by jazz guitar legend Kenny Burrell, director of… Continue reading Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway Autumn Events in Los Angeles and London

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“Duke Ellington’s America” Heads to the London Jazz Festival and Guildhall School

Duke Ellington's America, CMCI Lecturer Dr. Harvey G. Cohen's new book, now in its 2nd printing from the University of Chicago Press, will be the focus of two major free events in the next two months. First, on 27 October 2010 at 7:00PM, Cohen will be featured with the Guildhall Jazz Band and their leader/conductor… Continue reading “Duke Ellington’s America” Heads to the London Jazz Festival and Guildhall School

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‘Ellington’s America’ Resonates in London

Tomorrow, Friday 3 September at 2:00PM, CMCI Lecturer Dr. Harvey G. Cohen will be discussing his new book Duke Ellington's America (University of Chicago Press) live on Carole Chant's Sound Out programme on Resonance FM Radio 104.4 here in London, and on their website. The programme will not be archived, so if you want to… Continue reading ‘Ellington’s America’ Resonates in London

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“Duke Ellington’s America” Airs Across America

CMCI Lecturer Dr. Harvey G. Cohen's new book Duke Ellington's America (University of Chicago Press), currently in its second printing, has been receiving attention lately on the airwaves in the United States, from coast to coast. This Friday, 20 August 2010, at 6PM London time, Cohen will be interviewed about his book on "Metro Connection,"… Continue reading “Duke Ellington’s America” Airs Across America

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Radio Days and the Page 99 Test for “Ellington’s America”

CMCI Lecturer Dr. Harvey G. Cohen's new book Duke Ellington's America (University of Chicago Press) has been appearing on the airwaves lately and on one literary website. For more info, read on... Cohen has a one-hour guest slot discussing his book on the latest edition of the Radio Open Source programme. Some Ellington music will… Continue reading Radio Days and the Page 99 Test for “Ellington’s America”

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Burrell, TLS and NY Times weigh in on “Ellington’s America”

More reviews are filtering in for CMCI Lecturer Harvey G. Cohen's new book Duke Ellington's America (University of Chicago Press). Jazz guitar legend Kenny Burrell, who also serves as the Director for Jazz Studies at UCLA, will assign the book in his classes during the forthcoming school year. He had this to say: "Harvey G.… Continue reading Burrell, TLS and NY Times weigh in on “Ellington’s America”

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“A Definitive Anthology”

Richard Howells and Robert Matson’s Using Visual Evidence (Open University Press 2009) has received a sparkling review in the latest edition of the journal Film and History. Highlights include: "…two media historians—drawing upon years of detailed research—have compiled a definitive anthology. Clearly, Using Visual Evidence presents a unique interpretation of historical analysis where thirteen writers,… Continue reading “A Definitive Anthology”

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Creatives, academics and workplace stress

According to CMCI's Prof Rosalind Gill we should look in an unlikely place to get a barometer of what the contemporary workplace is really like: the greetings card industry. 'Happiness is an empty inbox' declares one card Gill has noticed. 'Nothing beats the satisfaction of crossing things off lists', remarks another, and (Ros's particular favourite,… Continue reading Creatives, academics and workplace stress

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Tough marks for Obama from CMCI Lecturer

Last Wednesday, on the first anniversary of the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama, CMCI Lecturer Dr. Harvey G. Cohen was asked by Metro International newspapers in Sweden and Denmark to produce a report card for Obama, judging his performance so far in five categories, with one sentence for each category (not a lot of… Continue reading Tough marks for Obama from CMCI Lecturer

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In the Loop

CMCI academics Dr Richard Howells and Dr Harvey Cohen enjoyed a preview screening of “In the Loop”, the Anglo-American political comedy-satire directed by Armando Iannucci and starring (among others) James Gandolfini. There’s a lot of (hugely enjoyable) high calibre swearing combined with razor-sharp personal insults, and there has been much speculation on how much basis… Continue reading In the Loop

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Review/Recommendation for “Caroline, or Change” at the National T.

A Nice Change - "Caroline, or change" at The National Theatre (Lyttelton) If you want to see a musical that is slightly different from the commercial razzmatazz of the standard West End blockbusters, take a trip over Waterloo bridge and head to the National and see "Caroline, or change". It is refreshingly different musical which… Continue reading Review/Recommendation for “Caroline, or Change” at the National T.