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George Kalogerakis


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The Covidfefe Chronicles You can’t spell “pandemic” without “me,” backward

Get Out Take an (imaginary) trip with Frank Sinatra, Noël Coward, the Plimsouls, the Talking Heads, and more

Ground Control to Captain Tom How a 99-year-old World War II vet became England’s hottest pop idol

More Side Effects Self-isolation then and now. A lot has changed since 1978—but some things haven’t

Side Effects Cataloguing some of the less consequential repercussions of the coronavirus

Music for Shut-Ins (Part I) The world is on a short leash these days. But you can tug at it. Madness, Noël Coward, the Kinks, Dusty Springfield, Benny Goodman, and others can help

Warning Tracks This Ides of March, the foreboding will be palpable. Some earlier prophecies from the Beatles, Marvelettes, dB’s, Leonard Cohen, Sly and the Family Stone, and others. Et tu, Ann Peebles?

Famous Last Words Death doesn’t stop narrators in songs from expressing themselves, as tracks from Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue, the Rolling Stones, the Shangri-Las, and others prove

Halloween Charade An All Saints’ party with Patti, Billie, Neko, Nico, Emmylou, Bruce, Lucinda, and more—some with full names!

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