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August 2017

Jason Molina’s Mythological Palette, Warts and All

Osmon lights the oil lamps on the process of Molina’s creative wonder, from toddling on the shores of Lake Erie to the indie folk pedestal he so deservedly sits upon today.


May 2017

The Sex Pistols and the Beating of an Exceptionally Dead Horse

Sometimes the best thing about a book is its cover.


April 2017

‘The Glassblower’s Children’ Explores the Existential Melancholia of the Child’s World

Deep at the existentialist heart of this story there's a solemn treatise on the socially inequitable struggles between the worlds of the child and the adult.


Lyricists and Composers are ‘Links in a Chain’ in Absorbing ‘More Songwriters on Songwriting’

Paul Zollo's book is a satisfying sequel in which composers from Paul Simon to Sia, Elvis Costello to Loretta Lynn, discuss their creative processes.


‘The Island of Horses’ Captures the Beauty of a Windswept Irish Coast

Between the villainous merchants, sailors and mysterious horses, it is the windswept Irish landscape that emerges as the true character of this story.


March 2017

Trevor Noah on the Biracial Divide

The indelible experiences of Trevor Noah's past have been parlayed into his memoir, Born a Crime, a history of a life living under racial divide.


February 2017

The Romantic Nightmare in Alfred Döblin’s ‘Bright Magic’

The stories in this collection are circular, puzzling; they often end as cruelly as they do quietly, the characters and their journeys extinguished with poisonous calm.


Even Orwell Can’t Get Us Through a Trump Presidency

There's nothing about Trump and his splenetic short-attention-span nature that speaks to the cold and calculating mindset of the capable authoritarian.


January 2017

Home Culinary Exploration Has Never Been More Fervent

Ever wondered what the difference between cinnamon and cassia is? The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs will teach you.


J.G. Ballard Was Wrong (Sort of) About Climate Change

Ballard's foresight likely came from his rumination on the fate of the planet, not environmental study.


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TIFF 2017: 'The Shape of Water'

// Notes from the Road

"The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.

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