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Tom Von Malder of Owls Head has reviewed music since 1972, just after graduation from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He has reviewed videos/DVDs since 1988. His columns, VidVues and Tom's Picks, have been a fixture in The Courier-Gazette since 1979. He also writes about television and books on occasion.

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  • Published
    August 10, 2022

    Music Review: Live Zappa, Tragically Hip

    Tom Von Malder of Owls Head, a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. reviews Zappa: Erie, The Tragically Hip: Live at the Roxy and Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer: All New.

  • Published
    August 9, 2022

    Thriller ‘Men’ leads horror trio

    Tom Von Malder of Owls Head, who is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, reviews video packages of “Men,” “YellowBrickRoad,” “Flatliners,” “White Elephant,” “Flying Guillotine Part II aka Palace Carnage” and “Battle of the Worlds.”

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    August 2, 2022

    Movie Reviews: Unusual films from Brazil, Greece

    Tom Von Malder, a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, reviews “Jesus Kid,” “Apples,” “The Gilded Age, The Complete First Season,” and “Summertime.”

  • Published
    July 29, 2022

    T-Rex in the year 1972

    Tom Von Malder, a graduate Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, reviews T. Rex: 1972 and Connor Garvey: Another End of a Year.

  • Published
    July 26, 2022

    Intriguing TV in ‘Yellowjackets,’ ‘Dirty Black Bag’

    Tom Von Malder, a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, reviews five film sets this week.

  • Published
    July 18, 2022

    Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’ expanded

    Tom Von Malder, a graduate of Northwest-ern University’s Medill School of Journalism, reviews three music sets in his Vidvues column.

  • Published
    July 18, 2022

    Confounding expectations: ‘The Righteous,’ ‘The Sacred Spirit’

    Tom Von Malder, a graduate of Northwest-ern University’s Medill School of Journalism.reviews four films in his column, Vidvues.

  • Published
    July 12, 2022

    Movie review: ‘Lower Decks’ goes boldly into humor

    This week Tom reviews Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2, Miami Blues, The Frisco Kid, Hell High. Tom Von Malder of Owls Head has reviewed music since 1972 and videos/DVDs since 1988.

  • Published
    July 8, 2022

    Two sides of Phil Lynott

    Tom Von Malder of Owls Head, a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, reviews four music video sets.

  • Published
    July 5, 2022

    Remakes: ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Hero’

    Tom Von Malder, a graduate of Northwest-ern University’s Medill School of Journalism, reviews five films.

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