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Christopher Holden
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Christopher Holden is currently pursuing a masters in library science at UNC-Chapel Hill. He also acts as an adjunct instructor for Florida State University, teaching courses on the history of humanities and American film.


Reviews

Sunday, May 20 2012

'Exit Music' Starts Strong, But Punts on Radiohead's Later Music

A revised edition of Randall's history of Radiohead provides an excellent summary of the band's genesis in Oxford, but provides diminishing returns when it comes to examining the quintet's most recent releases.


Tuesday, March 20 2012

Don't Feel You Have to Die for 'Inception and Philosophy: Ideas to Die For'

Reading this is less like attending an academic conference and more like stumbling into a science-fiction message board populated by freshman philosophy major wannabes with one semester and 50 pages of Nietzsche under their belts.


Thursday, February 16 2012

Why Return to a Text We've Already Finished? On Rereading'

Scholar Patricia Meyer Spacks takes the time to revisit some old favorites, questioning the benefits and changes in perspective that come from rereading a text.


Tuesday, December 13 2011

'Best Music Writing 2011': Like the Subject Matter, It's a Mixed Bag

In this year-end anthology, guest editor Alex Ross does his best to unify the disparate strands of the music scene in 2011.


Thursday, October 20 2011

'The Origins of Political Order' Is Delightfully Bipartisan and Sure to Raise Eyebrows

The esteemed political scientist's latest book provides a thought-provoking look at the political history of past civilizations, and is sure to offer plenty of fodder for conversations about the present.


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