Sunday, June 30 2013
This album is what Joy Division might have been like if only they'd had a bigger ambition and a bigger budget.
Wednesday, November 10 2010
A stellar group of backing musicians, including members of R.E.M., Belle and Sebastian, Editors, and She & Him, isn't enough to overcome bland songwriting on this disappointing effort led by Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody.
Tuesday, May 18 2010
If any band is heir to the musical path Joy Division laid out, it would be the Cure, quite possibly the second-most influential band of the post-punk era.
Sunday, December 13 2009
Band buys Casio in attempt to shake unshakeable comparison. Fails. Film at 11.
Thursday, November 12 2009
Monday, September 21 2009
Thursday, October 16 2008
What is Bollywood all about? And why did the multiplex near my hometown, in a field on the outer suburban ring of Chicago, reserve one theater just for Bollywood movies?
Tuesday, October 14 2008
How could a critic of empire, a loyal friend to the Palestinians, and the bane of Henry Kissinger ally himself with the Bush administration and its push for imperial adventures in the Middle East?
Sunday, October 12 2008
Electronic Tribes: The Virtual Worlds of Geeks, Gamers, Shamans, and Scammers by Adams & Smith, Eds.
This interesting collection of essays discusses how we love, hate, and mate in the 21st century.
Tuesday, January 29 2008
The cynic in me desperately wants to make fun of this book. Can someone throw out the word “utopia” again?