Jeffrey Rosen

Jeffrey Rosen (23C) is a writer who is interested in music and movies. Some of his interests include (but are not limited to) British humor, the Grateful Dead and silly things. Contact Rosen at [email protected]

Year in Review: Best Music of 2020

This past year posed unprecedented challenges for many musicians, who could not perform live and thus lost the incentive to release new music. While some mainstream commercial artists sat 2020 out, plenty of exciting albums filled the limelight. In a year lacking physical connection, nostalgia was central to the musical experience; music transported listeners back [...]

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‘Dragnet’ Remastered Is a Bust

When I watch older movies, I typically look for one of two things: First, is the movie’s narrative immersive? And second, does its language, decor, style or general vibe teach me something about the period it covers? I received a Blu-ray DVD of a 2K remaster of the 1954 crime thriller, “Dragnet,” and was eager [...]

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‘My Psychedelic Love Story’ Colorfully Presents 1960s Counterculture

Errol Morris’ latest film, “My Psychedelic Love Story,” is a densely packed and energetic documentary exploring the life of Joanna Harcourt-Smith, the lover of renowned psychologist and LSD advocate Timothy Leary. This colorful documentary, which aired Nov. 29 on Showtime, features interviews between Morris and Harcourt-Smith, pulling out the juicy stories and details from her [...]

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Underrated Music From the Pandemic

During this quarantined summer, I spent a lot of time digging deeper into older artists and musical landmarks of which I had been ignorant. The inability to physically attend concerts also slightly discouraged me from paying closer attention to new releases. As November rolled around, I realized that this year is almost over and a [...]

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