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//Features

1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music
5 Feb 2015 // 8:05 PM

The year 1965 saw many musical developments, a significant one of which is Brian Wilson's development from poet laureate of high school to baroque visionary.

The Once and Future King: 'SMiLE' and Brian Wilson’s Very American Dream
26 Aug 2012 // 5:12 PM

Almost half a century later, The SMiLE Sessions fully vindicate Brian Wilson's obsessive efforts: the material is complex but accessible, intense but assured, the fully realized vision of a unique talent.

//Columns

The End of the Beach Boys' Summer
6 Aug 2013 // 5:40 PM

Then and now, the ethical questions that arise here involve the choice to turn this troubled phase of Brian Wilson's life and career into entertainment.

//Reviews

The Beach Boys: Beach Boys' Party! Uncovered and Unplugged
1 Dec 2015 // 8:20 PM

The music suggests the Beach Boys are all having fun, despite the pretense of enjoyment. This is meta-amusement.

'Love & Mercy' and the Dualities of Brian Wilson
15 Sep 2015 // 3:00 AM

Operating through a series of simple juxtapositions, Love & Mercy is kept riveting due to the stellar and nuanced performances by Paul Dano and John Cusack.

//Blogs

NYC Randomness: 'Love & Mercy' Panel + 'Skin Wars' Fashion Event
11 Jun 2015 // 5:00 AM

Some photos of Brian Wilson and John Cusack discussing Love & Mercy and of a Skin Wars body-painting fashion show.

The 12 Best Brian Wilson Songs
20 May 2015 // 3:00 AM

In addition to his recent album, No Pier Pressure, Brian Wilson is about to have a biopic about him released in theaters. The 12 songs below also form a vivid portrait of his life as a pop genius.

//News

Beach Boy Brian Wilson says biopic ‘Love & Mercy’ gets it right
9 Apr 2015 // 8:24 AM

Brian Wilson has always seen the power of music as something that transcended mere entertainment.

Mike Love’s touring plans raise questions about group’s future
25 Sep 2012 // 7:35 AM

LOS ANGELES — Even on a day designed to celebrate 50 years of the signature harmonies of the Beach Boys, the notoriously fractious group couldn’t avoid

//Mixed media
//Blogs

In Motion: On the Emptiness of Progress

// Moving Pixels

"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".

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