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DAVID MAINE is a novelist and essayist. His books include The Preservationist (2004), Fallen (2005), The Book of Samson (2006), Monster, 1959 (2008) and An Age of Madness (2012). He has contributed to The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Esquire.com and NPR.com, among other outlets. He is a lifelong music obsessive whose interests range from rock to folk to hip-hop to international to blues. He currently lives in western Massachusetts, where he works in human services. Catch up with his blog, The Party Never Stops, at davidmaine.blogspot.com, or become his buddy on Facebook (or Twitter or Google+ or whatever you prefer) to keep up with reviews and other developments.


Columns

Tuesday, December 3 2013

There Are Eight Million Stories in the 'Naked City', Here Are 138 of Them

In Naked City there are rarely clear instances of heroism or cowardice. Guilt and innocence are always subjective, and early impressions are more often than not reversed by the final reel.


Thursday, January 17 2013

Your Mission, Should You Decide to Accept It, Is to Watch 'Mission: Impossible: The Complete Series'

As a window into the Cold War-era pop-culture past, Mission: Impossible is as entertaining as anything you're likely to find. If you can manage to suspend your disbelief, it's a worthy entry into the pantheon of espionage thrillers.


Reviews

Monday, April 14 2014

Leo Welch: Sabougla Voices

Praise the Lord, and pass the guitar.


Tuesday, April 8 2014

The White Buffalo: Shadows, Greys & Evil Ways

Fourteen-song cycle tells the story of a pair of intertwined lives.


Friday, April 4 2014

Black Pistol Fire: Hush or Howl

Those Black Keys comparisons are starting to get stale.


Friday, April 4 2014

Tommy Castro and the Pain Killers: The Devil You Know

The best barroom rave-up band you never heard.


Wednesday, April 2 2014

Magic Sam: Live at the Avant Garde

Nothin' fancy or overly polished: just the blues.


Tinariwen: Emmaar [11.Feb.14]
The Fuzz: The Fuzz [16.Jan.14]
ASG: Blood Drive [21.Jul.13]
Eat Skull: III [2.Apr.13]
JuJu: In Trance [29.Jan.13]
Stag: Stag [25.Jan.13]
Battleme: Battleme [23.Aug.12]
Kadavar: Kadavar [22.Aug.12]
Sidi Toure: Koima [24.Jul.12]
Karantamba: Ndigal [22.Jul.12]
Niyaz: Sumud [19.Jul.12]
Aeges: The Bridge [12.Jun.12]
Grubstake: Anyhow [26.Feb.12]
C. Joynes: Congo [2.Feb.12]
Sia Tolno: My Life [15.Jan.12]
Celilo: Buoy Bell [30.Oct.11]
Lostribe: Sophie [18.Sep.11]
Cap D: PolyMath [6.Dec.10]
Weep: Worn Thin [2.Dec.10]
Lachi: Lachi [14.Nov.10]
SMOD: SMOD [24.Oct.10]
Sasha Dobson: Burn [29.Jul.10]
Noun: Holy Hell [27.Jul.10]
Coconuts: Coconuts [29.Jun.10]

Blogs

Thursday, November 21 2013

Don’t Open That Door! #60: 'The Crawling Eye' (1958)

Welcome to our ongoing field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: alien invaders take a long hard look at Switzerland in The Crawling Eye.


Thursday, October 31 2013

Don’t Open That Door! #59: 'The Jungle' (1952)

Welcome to our ongoing field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: it's Mother India versus Mother Nature in The Jungle.


Thursday, October 17 2013

Don’t Open That Door! #58: 'It Came From Outer Space' (1953)

Welcome to our ongoing field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: mysterious goings-on in the desert can only mean one thing in It Came From Outer Space.


Thursday, October 3 2013

Don’t Open That Door! #57: Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)

Welcome to our ongoing field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: Little blood-sucking pests become enormous blood-slurping nightmares in Attack of the Giant Leeches.


Thursday, September 26 2013

Don’t Open That Door! #56: 'Attack of the Crab Monsters' (1957)

Welcome to our ongoing field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: giant invertebrates grow a little backbone in Attack of the Crab Monsters.


Don’t Open That Door! #52: 'Atomic Submarine' (1959) (Short Ends and Leader) [15.Aug.13]
Don’t Open That Door! #48: 'The Fly' (1958) (Short Ends and Leader) [27.Jun.13]
Don’t Open That Door! #45: The Mysterians (1957) (Short Ends and Leader) [6.Jun.13]
Don’t Open That Door! # 43: THEM! (1954) (Short Ends and Leader) [22.May.13]
Don’t Open That Door! #44: 'The Mummy' (1959) (Short Ends and Leader) [3.May.13]
Don’t Open That Door! #38: 'The Wasp Woman' (1959) (Short Ends and Leader) [11.Apr.13]
Don’t Open That Door! #33: 'Target Earth' (1954) (Short Ends and Leader) [7.Mar.13]
Don’t Open That Door! #28: 'Rocketship X-M' (1950) (Short Ends and Leader) [31.Jan.13]
Don’t Open That Door! #25: 'The Tingler' (1959) (Short Ends and Leader) [10.Jan.13]
Don’t Open That Door! #21: 'Man Beast' (1956) (Short Ends and Leader) [8.Nov.12]
Don't Open That Door! # 17: 'Kronos' (1957) (Short Ends and Leader) [11.Oct.12]
Don’t Open That Door! #16: 'Tarantula' (1955) (Short Ends and Leader) [4.Oct.12]
Don’t Open That Door! #13: 'She Demons' (1958) (Short Ends and Leader) [20.Sep.12]
Don’t Open That Door! #13: '4D Man' (1959) (Short Ends and Leader) [13.Sep.12]
Don’t Open That Door! #10: 'The Manster' (Short Ends and Leader) [23.Aug.12]
Don't Open That Door! #9: 'X the Unknown' (1956) (Short Ends and Leader) [16.Aug.12]
Don't Open That Door! #8: Prehistoric Women (1950) (Short Ends and Leader) [9.Aug.12]
Don't Open That Door! #7: The Mole People (1956) (Short Ends and Leader) [2.Aug.12]
Don't Open That Door! #4 - 'The Black Scorpion' (1957) (Short Ends and Leader) [12.Jul.12]
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