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Sweet smell of skill

Alexander Mackendrick, who's the subject of a tribute at the Harvard Film Archive this weekend, is a somewhat mysterious figure in movie history.
Alexander Mackendrick at the HFA
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  January 06, 2009

Cover girls

On Cat Power’s second album of covers, she might be traveling the same territory Elvis did in “Kentucky Rain” — a country road with low clouds on a chill, gray afternoon.
Cat Power and Shelby Lynne
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  February 04, 2008

Tough love

Surveying New York City, a place he knows high and low, in Sweet Smell of Success , Burt Lancaster exclaims, “I love this dirty town.”
Vikram Chandra’s sprawling, dirty old town
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  February 06, 2007