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Jim DeRogatis

Jim DeRogatis is the cohost of Sound Opinions, “the world’s only rock-and-roll talk show,” originating from WBEZ Chicago and distributed nationally on public radio via PRX; a full-time lecturer in the Professional Writing Program at Columbia College in Chicago; and the author of eight books about music. This piece originally appeared in the Criterion Collection’s 2006 DVD release of Dazed and Confused.

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The ’70s Obviously Sucked—NOT! (Or at Least Not the Music, Anyway)
The ’70s Obviously Sucked—NOT! (Or at Least Not the Music, Anyway)

In one of my favorite scenes in Richard Linklater’s heartfelt, hard-rocking, kills-me-every-time-I-see-it Dazed and Confused, the lovably geeky red­head Cynthia Dunn (Marissa Ribisi, now the wife of alt-rocker Beck) plays amateur sociologist and a…

By Jim DeRogatis

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