By Christian John Wikane
From true legends to notable newcomers to acts in mid-career stride, the year's best R&B is much more than what your local Top 40 radio station would have you believe.
The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic
America's Dirty Secrets Revealed in Robert Altman's Short Cuts
Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now
Grails: Chalice Hymnal
On Robert Walser's Idiosyncratic, Whimsical, Sly, and Enchanting Works
'Heart of a Dog': The Sublime Journey of Lolabelle
Can Literature Like Banana Yoshimoto's 'Moshi Moshi' Heal the Soul?
Race Explored With Different Degrees of Emphasis: 'Pioneers of African-American Cinema'
"What shall it be? A Doctor with whip-smart delivery of his lines? A woman who will bewitch before she kicks a Dalek's ass? Oh, the possibilities...