Musicals and the pursuit of the impossible

The plots of musical are preposterous. That’s the point of them. They’re about bringing the impossible to life.


Lost and found blues

The man who wrote the Cream song I’m So Glad recorded 30 country songs for Paramount as a young man, never saw a cent for them, and disappeared for three decades. But Skip James’ archetypal story earned him a second act in the 1960s.