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Wednesday, April 29 2009

Allen Toussaint: The Bright Mississippi

A storied delta pianist makes an album of classic New Orleans tunes, and it may be the best jazz of 2009.


Beastie Boys: Check Your Head

At first the Beastie Boys were brats, then they were bratty; with their third album Check Your Head they dropped an ebullient bomb that is both heartfelt and soulful.


Monday, April 27 2009

Wilco: Ashes of American Flags [DVD]

Released in US indie record stores before today's wider release, Ashes of American Flags is further proof that Wilco may very well be the greatest American rock band right now.


Sunday, April 26 2009

Orphans & Vandals: I Am Alive and You Are Dead

The fact that five separate individuals have been able to coalesce this beautifully and produce art this vital renews my faith in rock ‘n’ roll for at least another decade.


Thursday, April 23 2009

Treeless Mountain

So Yong Kim's remarkable film never spells out exactly what Jin or Bin is thinking, the camera implies how they see.


Trouble the Water

Trouble the Water reveals a vibrant mini-community of Nola residents, whose acute and often angry analyses of their circumstances put the so-called experts to shame.


Wednesday, April 22 2009

‘Japanese Goth’: A Manifesto for the Beautiful Macabre

This book seeks to place Japan's fashion subculture known as "Gothic Lolita" on a continuum of fine art, fashion and literature.


Tôkyô!

Taken together, the three movies in Tôkyô! create a frightful, smart, and lingering impression.


Monday, April 20 2009

All-Star Superman

This story transcends all other Superman stories ever told, becoming the definitive take on the character almost without trying.


Sunday, April 19 2009

Brakesbrakesbrakes: Touchdown

Brakesbrakesbrakes' latest release indicates that our friends across the pond are now at our borders, and are not shying away from the challenge of reviving the rock record.


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Sugar (Reviews) [3.Apr.09]
Independent Lens: Recycle (Reviews) [31.Mar.09]
Leonard Cohen: Live in London (Reviews) [30.Mar.09]
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: It’s Blitz! (Reviews) [29.Mar.09]
Goodbye Solo (Reviews) [27.Mar.09]
Ikiru (Reviews) [26.Mar.09]
The Odd Couple (Reviews) [25.Mar.09]
Fever Ray: Fever Ray (Reviews) [25.Mar.09]
Abdullah Ibrahim: Senzo (Reviews) [23.Mar.09]
Hearts and Minds (Reviews) [20.Mar.09]
The Gamble by Thomas E. Ricks (Reviews) [19.Mar.09]
Simon of the Desert (Reviews) [16.Mar.09]
The Last Emperor (Reviews) [15.Mar.09]
Retro Game Challenge (Reviews) [15.Mar.09]
Fidel! (Reviews) [10.Mar.09]
Breaking Bad: Season Two Premiere (Reviews) [10.Mar.09]
K’naan: Troubadour (Reviews) [4.Mar.09]
Batman: Last Rites (Reviews) [23.Feb.09]
Gomorrah (Gomorra) (Reviews) [23.Feb.09]
Brothers by Yu Hua (Reviews) [22.Feb.09]
Blue Ash: No More, No Less (Reviews) [19.Feb.09]
The Qemists: Join the Q (Reviews) [18.Feb.09]
Fallout 3 (Reviews) [12.Feb.09]
Chocolate (Chokgohlaet) (Reviews) [6.Feb.09]
Ben Kweller: Changing Horses (Reviews) [2.Feb.09]
The Closer: Season Four Return (Reviews) [26.Jan.09]
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