Everywhere Grime in America, Terrible Time in America

Forget the parodies — West Side Story was an epic musical about gang violence that was as hard-hitting as it was stunning.

This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the film West Side Story. If you’re only familiar with this landmark musical from the innumerable spoofs of it in sitcoms and sketch comedy, you’re at least vaguely aware of the way it portrayed the violent conflicts of warring street gangs through song and dance numbers. See the […]

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