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'Romany and Tom', Ben Watt's Second Memoir, Is a Quiet, Reflective Tale
Watt, best known as a musician, DJ, and one-half of pop duo Everything But the Girl, takes a second foray into memoir with Romany and Tom. [31.Jul.14]
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]
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]
News
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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