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Philip Martin

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MovieStyle Editor/Columnist

MovieStyle Editor, columnist

Recent Stories by Philip Martin

OPINION : PHILIP MARTIN: The bad king

posted: 01/23/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

It's not nice to make fun of the way people look, even if they are inflicting the damage on themselves.

Music Review: Isbell, band serve up timeless rock 'n' roll

posted: 01/23/2018 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Once upon a time a writer who was really impressed by a concert began his review by writing: "I have seen the future of rock 'n' roll."

CONCERT REVIEW: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit bring a perfect set to Robinson

posted: 01/22/2018 6:30 a.m. Comments 3

Once upon a time a writer who was really impressed by a concert began his review by writing: ā€œI have seen the future of rock ā€™nā€™ roll.ā€

OPINION: PHILIP MARTIN: The 'Meth Storm' next door

posted: 01/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

A few years ago, we had some major renovations done on our house. It took several months, and we got to know the guys who worked on the project pretty well. They did a beautiful job. So about a year later, when we had a somewhat smaller project, we called the same contractor.

On Books: Last Days of Wilde eloquent

posted: 01/21/2018 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Writing a certain kind of historical fiction -- the sort that uses known facts as parameters rather than leaping-off points -- might be like covering a song. You know the tune, what notes must be hit in what order, but there's still plenty of room for interpretation and the breaking-in of the artist's imagination.

Spirits: If there's a 'worst' bourbon, let's find it

posted: 01/21/2018 2:16 a.m. Comments 11

I drink bourbon, but my father didn't. Not much of it anyway.

Review: Call Me By Your Name

posted: 01/19/2018 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Luca Guadagnino's tender and intelligent Call Me By Your Name appeals to nostalgia in that it conjures a past too beautiful to be trusted, before smartphones and the AIDS epidemic, when our emotions were too robust to contain. It situates us in a place that never was, a construct of the memory of our surrogate, a sensitive 17-year-old with elevated tastes.

Review: I, Tonya

posted: 01/19/2018 1:42 a.m. Discuss

I never cared much about figure skating.

OPINION : PHILIP MARTIN: Familiar sounds

posted: 01/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Just us kids hangin' out today

Critical Mass: Last of his kind: Welcome back to Little Rock, singer-songwriter extraordinaire Jason Isbell

updated: 01/15/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Dear Jason Isbell, Sometimes how it is for most people isn't how it is for you. And that's all right, or at least it's nothing to get angry about. You can't know how it is for them because we're all a little bit locked in to ourselves, which is why it feels so good when you make a connection with someone or something from the outside, a little prick of empathy that confirms and assures.

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