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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.


Tuesday, April 22 2014

‘Casebook’ Is an Engrossing Example of the Coming of Age Novel

Mona Simpson’s novels, always sensitive and complex, have only become more so with time, acquiring the depth only a seasoned writer can proffer.


Divine Was a Master in the Fun of Making Fun

Divine was large and loud, an actor who challenged expectations, even among drag queens.


Cassette Fever in the Age of Bandcamp

The cassette tape is a miniature monument to a lost age of music; a small casket in which to hide memories and last hopes.


Monday, April 21 2014

Pixies’ ‘Doolittle’ Turns 25

Here they are -- my ten favorite individual moments of music on Doolittle.


‘LOST’ and Found: Mystery Boxes and Pleasure Domes

LOST arrived with the thunderous roar of exploding fuselage. It cut wildly through pop-culture stereotypes, and then left its fans lost and bewildered amidst the wreckage.


Why ‘The Amazing Race’ Can’t Lose

With rare exception CBS's Amazing Race has had a lock on the annual Emmy, but its wins are more about formula than quality.


‘Shotgun Lovesongs’ is One Big Nostalgic Ballad

Nickolas Butler’s golden-toned Bon Iver-inspired novel about four friends in a small Wisconsin town has gorgeous intent, but too little purpose.


Friday, April 18 2014

Cloud Nothings + Ryley Walker: 12 April 2014 - Hamden, CT (Photos)

Cloud Nothings helped Connecticut let loose some angst at a wild-all ages show.


Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Lucky Them’

Lucky Them focuses on a music journalist who can't break free of her history as the girlfriend of a deceased-Seattle rock icon but this romantic comedy falls short of its potential.


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Nickel Creek: A Dotted Line (Reviews) [1.Apr.14]
Sex and Inelegance in the City (Reviews) [31.Mar.14]
Koen Holtkamp: Motion (Reviews) [31.Mar.14]
The Black Keys - “Fever” (stream) (Mixed Media) [26.Mar.14]
Jimi Goodwin: Odludek (Reviews) [26.Mar.14]
Kelis - “Rumble” (video) (Mixed Media) [25.Mar.14]
Simone Felice: Strangers (Reviews) [25.Mar.14]
Nothing: Guilty of Everything (Reviews) [25.Mar.14]
The Hold Steady: Teeth Dreams (Reviews) [24.Mar.14]
Owls: Two (Reviews) [24.Mar.14]
Foster the People: Supermodel (Reviews) [21.Mar.14]
Driftwood: Driftwood (Reviews) [21.Mar.14]
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