Wednesday, April 29 2009
A storied delta pianist makes an album of classic New Orleans tunes, and it may be the best jazz of 2009.
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
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
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
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 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
This book seeks to place Japan's fashion subculture known as "Gothic Lolita" on a continuum of fine art, fashion and literature.
Taken together, the three movies in Tôkyô! create a frightful, smart, and lingering impression.
Monday, April 20 2009
This story transcends all other Superman stories ever told, becoming the definitive take on the character almost without trying.
Sunday, April 19 2009
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.