Monday, August 16 2010
Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.
Monday, September 22 2014
Since the early '80s, The Rainmakers have been among the best bands to emerge from the Heartland Rock boom of that decade. They may be the best that's still at it.
The translation of literature is equal parts art, psychology, technical skill and spirituality – and it brings humanity closer together.
Friday, September 19 2014
Two Main Competition films that explore Poland's past: one treating it as picaresque comedy, the other as harrowing special effects spectacle.
This week's Counterbalance takes on the 1,377th most acclaimed album of all time, Paul and Linda McCartney's 1971 joint effort. Have another look, have a cup of tea and a butter pie. (The butter wouldn't melt so we put it in a pie.)
Love them or loathe them, Emerson, Lake & Palmer wore immoderation like a badge of courage.
Sarah and Duck finds the fantastic in the mundane in this fine reminder of the joys of the British kids' TV of yesteryear.
This is an exceptional read on how records get made. We learn how producers coaxed great performances, made power deals, and generally had a good time.
Thursday, September 18 2014
Long before Christopher Hitchens and Bill Maher, H.L. Mencken was America's most notorious satirist of religion. And thus began the battle for the soul of America.
In Torneur's classic film, the femme fatale knows she's an object in a world of violent men she has no reason to respect.