Laina Dawes
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//Features

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.

//Reviews

'What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal'
25 Nov 2012 // 4:10 PM

Laina Dawes deconstructs a raft of complex, interlinking issues, highlighting how black women must steer an often-perilous course through the metal and punk scenes to find the catharsis and freedom they seek in the genres.

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How It Slips Away: 'The Breaking Point' Crosses Hemingway With Noir

// Short Ends and Leader

"Whether we've seen or read the story before, we ache for these sympathetic, floundering people presented to us gravely and without cynicism, even when cynical themselves.

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