The most rewarding work as a critic is not in evaluating the flow of big menu items from established artists, but in sampling the little dishes that come along -- like this quartet of obscure, interesting stuff from 2007's first half.
Drawing Disaster: Comics, War and Trauma
Professor Longhair: Live in Chicago
The Sins of the Fathers' in 'The Club'
Haroula Rose: Here the Blue River
Socialist Solutions for America's Problems
'Expresso Bongo' Is a 1959 Satire on the Music Industry With Contemporary Relevancy
The Good Wife: Season 7, Episode 21 - "Verdict"
'Danganronpa' Considers the Consequences of Paternalism and the Horrors of Boredom
"Spry and crisp, The Anthropologist is a solid documentary that avoids bearing the weight of the austere pessimism surrounding climate change.