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Monday, November 10 2014

‘Houdini’ Explains the Tricks Before Showing the Magic

Film and magic have always been intertwined. Some works take advantage of the relationship, but Houdini does not.


Let the People Play What They Want to Play: An Interview with Moon Hooch

James Muschler, drummer for EDM and dubstep infused jazz trio Moon Hooch, discusses his group's new record, being shut down by the cops, and finding happiness in jazz.


The GeekGirlCon Effect

GeekGirlCon may not be a "comic-con", but it has helped to bring about positive change in comics culture.


Philip Seymour Hoffman Grappled With Broken Systems in His Final Roles

Both A Most Wanted Man and God's Pocket reminder us of how Hoffman always rose to the occasion of the role and drew our attention to the larger structures at play.


Azealia Banks: Broke With Expensive Taste

After endless delays, the New York rapper finally drops her first album, a postmodern pop epic that aims to make an impression rather than please.


‘If Nuns Ruled the World’ Fails to Engage Religion

We learn about some of the aspects of the Catholic Church that these nuns want to change, but what in particular do they want to preserve, besides prayer rituals and a commitment to charity?


T.I.: Paperwork

Paperwork is an album that doesn't have to be long to be expansive, but it's stuffed full of songs anyway. If you sift through them, you'll find some great moments, though, ones that suggest T.I.'s best days may not all be behind him.


Matt Ulery: In the Ivory

This album is an ingenious and utterly natural blend of classical chamber music, jazz, and pop song craft that is a beautiful blend of what’s possible in today’s boundary-less musical world.


Alina Ibragimova and Steven Osborne: Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas / Five Melodies

Prokofiev's only two violin sonatas get the reading of a lifetime.


Mavis Staples: New York - 4 November 2014

Age has slowed her a bit, but at 75, the gospel great delivers


Dean Blunt: Black Metal (Reviews) [7.Nov.14]
Annie Lennox: Nostalgia (Reviews) [7.Nov.14]
Gruff Rhys: American Interior (Reviews) [7.Nov.14]
Nicholas Payton: Numbers (Reviews) [7.Nov.14]
Ani DiFranco: Allergic to Water (Reviews) [6.Nov.14]
Grouper: Ruins (Reviews) [6.Nov.14]
Lagwagon: Hang (Reviews) [6.Nov.14]
Paul Collins: Feel the Noise (Reviews) [6.Nov.14]
Virginia Wing: Measures Of Joy (Capsule Reviews) [5.Nov.14]
Clark: Clark (Reviews) [5.Nov.14]
Tony Allen: Film of Life (Reviews) [5.Nov.14]
Cold War Kids: Hold My Home (Reviews) [5.Nov.14]
Midge Ure: Fragile (Reviews) [5.Nov.14]
Les Sins: Michael (Reviews) [4.Nov.14]
Matt Brevner: Eclectricity (Reviews) [4.Nov.14]
John Mellencamp: Plain Spoken (Reviews) [4.Nov.14]
DragonForce: Maximum Overload (Reviews) [4.Nov.14]
Neil Young: Storytone (Reviews) [3.Nov.14]
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