Tuesday, December 9 2014
Waiting for the Man is a beautiful read, fluid like a long conversation with a friend in your favourite coffee shop.
Yes Please is an honest but dull book that embraces the politics, and thereby the problems, of white liberal feminism.
The finest of the unsung in 2014 remind us of the power of experimentation and tradition, energy and intricacy, discovery and getting lost.
Monday, December 8 2014
An illuminating, queer theory-influenced study of the work of one of Britain's most distinctive filmmakers.
Friday, December 5 2014
Julianne Moore has a no-nonsense, down-to-earth style that avoids typical actor platitudes (a trait that made her turn as a phony has-been actress in David Cronenberg’s upcoming “Maps to the Stars” all the more ironic).
The 498th most acclaimed album of all time was born in the desert, came on up from New Orleans. Captain Beefheart's startling 1967 debut album is this week's Counterbalance.
Metal's shining moments in 2014 include a long-awaited reunion, a culmination of a nearly 20-year career, and a sophomore outing that rose to the occasion.
The fundamentalist atheism and myopic intellectualism of Woody Allen's latest depiction of an older man/younger woman dynamic makes it a pale imitation of his best work.
Meryle Secrest’s biography pays homage to Schiaparelli’s unique oeuvre by highlighting the efficiency of form and style in her designs, while framing them as miracles in their own right.
This is pretty damn indispensable listening, and somewhere down below the man with the horns and cape is grinning in wild approval.