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The Best Non-Fiction of 2012
24 Jan 2013 // 5:10 PM

Memoirs in graphic novel form blur the line that snakes between non-fiction and fiction; humorists and pulitzer prize winners delight, inform and terrify us; the real world, artfully penned, opens itself into a book, vulnerable, yet daring us to look. Here is the best of what we saw.

The Best Music Books of 2012
19 Dec 2012 // 5:00 PM

This year's best books about music include thought-provoking reads on how music works, in-depth histories of the underground, and soul-searching autobiographies from legendary (and not-so-legendary) performers.


10 Conversation-Shifting Contemporary Books About Music
9 Oct 2017 // 9:35 PM

These are multiple works of genre history and works tackling important issues of race, class, and gender. All challenge dominant narratives of music.


The Former Talking Heads Frontman Starts Making Sense in 'How Music Works'
14 Oct 2012 // 6:10 PM

"... it is the music and the lyrics that trigger the emotions within us, rather than the other way around. We don't make the music—it makes us."

Something a Little Bit Different: 'David Byrne: Ride, Rise, Roar'
2 Jun 2011 // 5:00 PM

David Byrne's theme of human optimism in the face of the dread inherent in an increasingly impersonal world continues -- a theme becoming more relevant with each passing decade.


What a Sane Man Will Do in a Mad World: Talking Heads and 'Fear of Music'
10 Mar 2011 // 1:05 AM

In 1979 David Byrne, Brian Eno, and Talking Heads obsessed with grace on the claustrophobic pop indulgences of Fear of Music.

Radio Is Doing Fine... Online
9 Apr 2010 // 2:00 AM

The American radio scene has expanded online with countless offerings for the listening worldwide.


For David Byrne, music is about building up
19 Sep 2012 // 5:35 AM

David Byrne is, to use one of his favorite words, a context unto himself. Founding member of Talking Heads, he blew up the concept of

David Byrne rides and writes about it in 'Bicycle Diaries'
22 Sep 2009 // 10:38 PM

For 30 years, artist and musician — and, oh yes, former Talking Head — David Byrne has been getting around New York, his hometown, mainly on a bicycle.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"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.

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