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Thursday, July 24 2014

‘Song of the Shank’ Celebrates a Unique American Musician

This feels like an exercise in deep thought and immersion in "Blind Tom’s" uniquely bizarre experience and the cruel history he was forced to live.


Monday, August 16 2010

Josh Ritter + Justin Townes Earle + Dawn Landes: 8 August 2010 - New York

Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.


Thursday, July 24 2014

Tatiana Maslany Continues to Astound in ‘Orphan Black: Season Two’

The second season of BBC America’s Orphan Black continues its breakneck pace of twists and turns, all the while showcasing the best performance on television.


Wednesday, July 23 2014

“Celebrating” Wilco’s A Ghost Is Born’s 10-Year Anniversary

Ten years after the release of A Ghost Is Born, the songs still just aren't there.


The Victor Belongs to the Spoils: 75 Summers of the Batman

Just a single thought about what Batman has come to mean over the last 75 years.


‘Death Among Friends’ Is Blissfully Unconnected from Reality

So the idea behind this cop show is a smart, unthreatening woman of a certain age. It's a wonder why it only lasted one episode.


A Tragedy Wanting to Happen: Death and Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is both sculpted by pain and feels creatively defined by it. Her recent feud with the Guardian, however, reveals that she is not entirely lost.


Disney and Spike Lee Unite in ‘The Spike Lee Joint Collection’

Even with some dips in quality, these four movies represent part of a remarkable run; you can feel all of them strive for masterpiece status.


Cardinal: Cardinal (reissue)

Reissue of the overlooked indie classic by pop oddballs Eric Matthews and Richard Davies.


Tuesday, July 22 2014

Smells and Bells, Halls and Hells: ‘The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens’ London’

The mud, rain, smoke, fog, and excrement that abounded meant whatever one's rank, the weather and the smells took their toll on one's health, one's clothing, and one's nerves.


The Bug - “Void/Function” (audio) (Mixed Media) [16.Jul.14]
Metal Gods: The 15 Best Judas Priest Songs (Sound Affects) [16.Jul.14]
Revisiting ‘Garden State’ 10 Years Later (Short Ends and Leader) [14.Jul.14]
‘Ruthless’ Is About Men and Ways of Life (Short Ends and Leader) [10.Jul.14]
‘Ramrod’ Is a Western of Doubles (Short Ends and Leader) [9.Jul.14]
‘Operation Petticoat’ Is Too Tightly Buttoned (Short Ends and Leader) [9.Jul.14]
Jumping Off the Bay-Wagon (Short Ends and Leader) [7.Jul.14]
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