Thursday, April 2 2009
When he sizzled: This tells of the bittersweet odyssey of “Skylark” Jackie Paris.
Sunday, June 12 2005
Tosches writes like a jazz musician plays, starting with a theme and riffing off from there.
Wednesday, October 23 2002
Every so often, literature's long-forgotten greats make a comeback and entrench themselves within popular culture. This time, it's Dante Alighieri.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Nick Tosches's elegantly written and emotionally satisfying case for [elusive singer Emmett Miller] makes one think of American music in an altogether different manner. Tosches convinces us that hearing Miller and the expansiveness of his yodel redraws the landscape of our cultural environment.