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The 10 AC/DC Songs That Are More Important Than You Think
By Jesse Fink
Jesse Fink, author of The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, offers up his top 10 AC/DC songs, each seasoned with a dash of backstory. [30.Jul.14]
Linda Williams on the Melodrama of Black and White in 'The Wire'
On The Wire is a must-read book for everyone who believes that the HBO series is life-changing fiction of the highest order. [30.Jul.14]
'Fourth of July Creek' Doesn't Live up to Its Janet Maslin Review
This story carries a huge load of ambition, and carries it with intermittent grace and conviction, but its doesn't carry the children well. [30.Jul.14]
Manufacturing Victory: 'The Arsenal of Democracy'
The story of how Ford Motor Company's assembly-line techniques helped America win WWII, and the behind-the-scenes battles waged in order to get it done. [29.Jul.14]
Philadelphia Cartoonist Box Brown Explores the Man Who Lived the Myth of Andre the Giant
In telling his story in such an accessible and sympathetic way, Box Brown helps even non-wrestling fans understand what made Andre "the Giant" Roussimoff so unforgettable. [29.Jul.14]
Reviews
On The Wire is a must-read book for everyone who believes that the HBO series is life-changing fiction of the highest order. [30.Jul.14]
This story carries a huge load of ambition, and carries it with intermittent grace and conviction, but its doesn't carry the children well. [29.Jul.14]
The story of how Ford Motor Company's assembly-line techniques helped America win WWII, and the behind-the-scenes battles waged in order to get it done. [29.Jul.14]
If metal is music’s loudest voice against oppression, then surely Mike "McBeardo" McPadden's is the loudest for obsession. [28.Jul.14]
Utopia or Bust is only a book about utopia if you believe Marxism, in its purest and most evolved form, is a utopian answer to the ills of capitalism. [27.Jul.14]
The Who FAQ brings some entertaining insight into who the hell those guys are. [24.Jul.14]
This novel plays hopscotch with different genres, and that’s part of its appeal. [23.Jul.14]
The mud, rain, smoke, fog, and excrement that abounded meant whatever one's rank, the weather and the smells took their toll on one's health, one's clothing, and one's nerves. [22.Jul.14]
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Features
In telling his story in such an accessible and sympathetic way, Box Brown helps even non-wrestling fans understand what made Andre "the Giant" Roussimoff so unforgettable. [28.Jul.14]
By Nelson George
Soul Train boldly went where no show had gone before, showcasing young African Americans and the fashions and music that defined their lives: R&B, funk, jazz, disco, and gospel. [17.Jul.14]
Columns
Re:Print
The debate about sex work is usually about the spectacle that accompanies “sex”, rather than about the sex workers and the work of sex. That needs to change. [24.Jul.14]
Out of Pocket
Young Adult literature is not just for kids, and it fills an important niche left vacant by much of contemporary "adult" fiction. [07.Jul.14]
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