By Christel Loar
Like his previous albums, Weird Al Yankovic's Alpocalypse mixes several parodies of topical pop with some polkas. As always, the album highlights his gift for lyrics that are simultaneously incisive and absurd.
Half Memoir / Half Tribute, 'Fetch' Attests to the Power of the Comic Form
Lee Gamble: Mnestic Pressure
Esmerine: Mechanics of Dominion
Family Flavours in Mike Leigh's 'Life is Sweet'
Bell Witch: Mirror Reaper
JD McPherson: Undivided Heart and Soul
'Queer Game Studies' Aims to Break Entrenched Binaries
John le Carré's 'A Legacy of Spies' Has that Old Dark Magic
"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.