Tom Russell
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Reviews // 8 Articles

Knocking on History's Door with Singer-Songwriter Tom Russell
31 Jul 2011 // 4:00 PM

Deep in the texture of Tom Russell's songs exists a well-examined stockpile of history told from the point-of-view of a sociologist with nimble literary prowess.


Tom Russell: Mesabi
7 Sep 2011 // 3:31 AM

Tom Russell's Mesabi offers powerful meditations on heroes and legends.

Tom Russell: Blood and Candle Smoke
19 Oct 2009 // 4:00 PM

Cut from the same cloth as songwriting alchemists Kris Kristofferson and Guy Clark, Russell's evocative portraits of everyday life draw as much from Graham Green as they do Johnny Cash.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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