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The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC: Riff Raff
By Jesse Fink
Powerage is regarded by aficionados, including Keith Richards and Gene Simmons, as the band's finest album. But its commercial failure had major repercussions behind the scenes. [1.Aug.14]
On the Relationship Between the Scribe and the Scoundrel
Robert Spoo's Without Copyrights takes you through the winding and dimly-lit alleyways of professional courtesies and the narrow passageways of intellectual property. [1.Aug.14]
'Literary Miniatures' Reveals Souls of Giants
This collection of remarkable interviews with some of the world’s greatest writers is as creative and beautiful as the works it analyzes. [31.Jul.14]
'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]
Reviews
Robert Spoo's Without Copyrights takes you through the winding and dimly-lit alleyways of professional courtesies and the narrow passageways of intellectual property. [31.Jul.14]
This collection of remarkable interviews with some of the world’s greatest writers is as creative and beautiful as the works it analyzes. [31.Jul.14]
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. [30.Jul.14]
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]
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Features
By Jesse Fink
Powerage is regarded by aficionados, including Keith Richards and Gene Simmons, as the band's finest album. But its commercial failure had major repercussions behind the scenes. [31.Jul.14]
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]
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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