By Chris Barsanti
Unlike stiff features like The Reader or even the wildly uneven Curious Case of Benjamin Button, this year's Oscar-nominated shorts program is pretty much a risk-free venture.
Tristan Perich: Parallels
Dwight Yoakam: Second Hand Heart
'This Idea Must Die' Puts Speculative Self-correction Back in the Driver’s Seat
Marcus Miller: Afrodeezia
Sugarcane Jane: Dirt Road's End
Tony Bennett / Bill Evans: The Complete Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Recordings
Why Novelist Richard Price Doesn't Need a Pseudonym
The Face in the Puddle
"Mastodon may be American metal giants, but based on their Saskatchewan gig with Clutch, they could learn a thing or two from their cult favorite Maryland comrades.