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Zachary Stockill
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Zachary Stockill is a traveling author and entrepreneur. He has written about relationships, politics, pop culture, and travel for many print and online publications of various repute, including the Huffington Post, rabble.ca, and Discorder Magazine, among others.  You can follow him on twitter @zfstockill, or visit his website.


Columns

Sunday, March 24 2013

On Ladies Men and the Ladies Who Love Them: An Interview with Betsy Prioleau

Betsy Prioleau's Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them provides an enjoyable and eminently readable portrait of consistent and effective themes in seduction throughout human history.


Reviews

Wednesday, November 13 2013

The Elder Statesman of Afrobeat Opens Up

In Tony Allen's new autobiography, we get a glimpse into the life and times of the man behind the kit, as well as fascinating insights into the tumultuous rise of Fela Kuti & the Afrika 70 to stardom.


Friday, November 8 2013

Various Artists: Saoco! Vol. 2: The Roots of Salsa in Puerto Rico, 1955-1967

Saoco! 2 is a fascinating and important listen, and should appeal equally to music historians and amateur salsa enthusiasts in the Caribbean and beyond.


Wednesday, October 2 2013

'Tango' Will Spark a Love Affair With the Magnificent Dance

Tango: Sex and Rhythm of the City is more than just a history of Argentina's most famous cultural export; it is, in many ways, a history of Argentina itself, with the evolution of tango and the lives of its main architects intertwined with the social, political, and cultural evolution of the nation.


Thursday, September 12 2013

'What Do Women Want?' Offers Us More Questions to Ponder

What Do Women Want? is fascinating, with the author's well-polished prose and affective curiosity justifying its place as one of the most talked-about books of the year, sexy title aside.


Tuesday, August 6 2013

Van Dyke Parks: Songs Cycled

Songs Cycled boasts melodies and arrangements that would have made as much sense in 1933 as in 2013, though the lyrics occasionally acknowledge the political and environmental tumult of the early 21st century.


Blogs

Thursday, February 6 2014

Breakbot and Irfane: 25 January, 2013 - Club El Rodeo, Medellin, Colombia

As the moving masses in Medellin, Colombia made clear last Saturday night, Parisien DJs Breakbot and Irfane are at the top of their game.


Wednesday, August 14 2013

'100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die '

This is intended to appeal to Beatle fanatics, though it offers little in the way of new insights, facts, and stories.


Thursday, July 11 2013

Harry Nilsson - "Save the Last Dance For Me"

Harry Nilsson's take on the Ben E. King classic never fails to bring a lump to my throat.


Tuesday, June 25 2013

David Lynch - "Star Dream Girl" (stream)

Acclaimed director/musician/meditation enthusiast releases space-age-blues teaser from upcoming album.


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