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Wednesday, October 9 2013

Fighting the Good or Mediocre Fight, Over Six Decades

Jonathan Lethem's family saga, Dissident Gardens, recalls Saul Bellow or Philip Roth’s urban intellectuals battling Jewish angst.


Wednesday, May 29 2013

New York City-Sourced Chaos in Graphic Novel ‘Strange Attractors’

Instability underpins this maps-and-Manhattan-centric graphic novel from Charles Soule.


Sunday, September 9 2012

Endless Nights and Savage Angels: Henry James and Walt Whitman’s New York Cityscapes

New York is a symbol that claws its way into the core of stories. It's never just a set piece, never just a grid of architecture. It's a city of multitudes, madness, and muddied values.


Thursday, July 28 2011

Paul Simon: There Goes Rhymin’ Simon / Live Rhymin’

Hey, these look a lot like those remasters we got seven years ago. Oh well, you'll need at least one of them.


Wednesday, February 16 2011

‘The Extra Man’ Is Quietly Excellent

There’s more at play than just a museum of oddities, a completely trivial and forgettable giggle parade. When The Extra Man is hinting at an extrapolation on the subjective nature of reality and exploring the ways selfish people fail to connect with one another, it's at its best.


Monday, October 18 2010

Nellie McKay on the Radio


Tuesday, July 27 2010

HARD Tour: 24 July 2010 - New York

Although M.I.A.'s performance didn't meet expectation, Rye Rye, Die Antword, Skream & Benga, and Sleigh Bells upped the ante, one after the other, after the other.


Monday, May 31 2010

Uncertainty: A Meditation on Choice in New York City

Uncertainty may not be deeply profound, but McGhee and Siegel, and their lead actors, use the film to explore the power of chance and choice in a subtle and emotionally compelling way.


Tuesday, April 20 2010

I’m in a New York State of Mind

New York City is all about having a dream -- even if you're aren't quite certain what it is.


Thursday, March 18 2010

Re: Reading Chronic City

A second take on the most recent novel by Jonathan Lethem, which was named a New York Times Best Book for 2009.


Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid: NYC (Reviews) [19.Nov.08]
Brazilian Girls: New York City (Reviews) [14.Sep.08]
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