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Books
Someone Is Missing in Elizabeth McCracken's 'Thunderstruck'
These stories, to borrow Carrie Fisher’s title, are postcards from the edge, a place McCracken’s creative heart has taken up residence. [27.Aug.14]
Harry Potter for Grown-Ups Grows Up
The third and final installment in Lev Grossman's 'Magicians' trilogy, The Magician's Land, is also its best. [27.Aug.14]
Tracing the Mythos of Dylan, One Fan at a Time
The Dylanologists doesn't give up any answers about Dylan, but it does ask the right questions of people, on the trail through Dylan's America. [26.Aug.14]
If You Can't Take the Heat, Get Out of the (Restaurant) Kitchen
Popular Orangette blogger Molly Wizenberg loves to cook, as made clear in Delancey... just not in restaurants. [26.Aug.14]
Organized Murder and the Graphic Anthology, 'To End All Wars'
This stark, chiaroscuro compilation promotes a humanitarian view of the First World War, as witnessed by an array of Earth's beleaguered creatures. [25.Aug.14]
Reviews
These stories, to borrow Carrie Fisher’s title, are postcards from the edge, a place McCracken’s creative heart has taken up residence. [27.Aug.14]
The third and final installment in Lev Grossman's 'Magicians' trilogy, The Magician's Land, is also its best. [26.Aug.14]
The Dylanologists doesn't give up any answers about Dylan, but it does ask the right questions of people, on the trail through Dylan's America. [26.Aug.14]
Popular Orangette blogger Molly Wizenberg loves to cook, as made clear in Delancey... just not in restaurants. [25.Aug.14]
This stark, chiaroscuro compilation promotes a humanitarian view of the First World War, as witnessed by an array of Earth's beleaguered creatures. [25.Aug.14]
In The Black-Eyed Blond, Benjamin Black provides such a satisfying incarnation of Raymond Chandler's sensibility, it's almost possible to pretend Chandler is back among the living. [24.Aug.14]
By Nick Tabor
Guitar music gave John Fahey a bridge to the subconscious, and his subconscious evidently was a scary realm. [21.Aug.14]
If this doesn’t get shortlisted for the Giller Prize, well, that would be just proof that the world is an unjust place. [21.Aug.14]
News
Features
By Scott B. Bomar
Southbound profiles the musicians, producers, record labels, and movers and shakers that defined Southern rock, including the Allmans, Skynyrd, the Marshall Tucker Band and here, the Charlie Daniels Band. [21.Aug.14]
By Michael Jarrett
The story of country music told through hit records by Hank Williams, George Jones, Patsy Cline, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, and many others. [14.Aug.14]
Columns
Print the Legend
The YA crowd is full of articulate, well-read, hungry hyenas. They'll rip my lungs out for this. They'll crucify me. They'll leave my corpse in a ditch. [18.Aug.14]
Re:Print
Human rights movements, says Samuel Moyn, have done a poor job protecting and fighting for social and economic rights. [12.Aug.14]
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