Thursday, January 24 2013
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.
Wednesday, December 19 2012
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.
Sunday, October 14 2012
"... 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."
Thursday, June 2 2011
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.
Sunday, April 4 2010
It's not often that a purely musical work can make us see a historical figure in a new light, but Here Lies Love is a fascinating exception.
Tuesday, November 24 2009
This reads very much like a leisurely ride, full of brief, thoughtful observations that open a window onto the thinking process of a restless artistic spirit.
Wednesday, July 22 2009
Dirty Projectors: Please take notes.
Thursday, March 10 2011
In 1979 David Byrne, Brian Eno, and Talking Heads obsessed with grace on the claustrophobic pop indulgences of Fear of Music.
Friday, April 9 2010
The American radio scene has expanded online with countless offerings for the listening worldwide.
Tuesday, March 16 2010
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim have united to create a 22-track opus entitled Here Lies Love, sketching the life of former First Lady of the
Wednesday, September 19 2012
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
Tuesday, September 22 2009
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.
Tuesday, October 28 2008
When David Byrne and Brian Eno renewed their partnership recently after more than two decades apart, nothing was taken for granted. Eno (the famed producer