Tobias Rüther’s exploration of Bowie’s artistic and personal development in mid-'70s Berlin offers few cogent insights and a confusing timeline of an artist in a city. [26.Nov.14]
Filled with six charming tales about the American West in the 19th Century, Skidoo is an off-the-wall history lesson about the American Frontier most of us were never taught in school. [25.Nov.14]
Rebel Souls tells how Walt Whitman and a cast of colorful characters helped define American culture from a dark, 19th century basement bar in Manhattan. [25.Nov.14]
At its best, Gimme Indie Rock shows enough joy to remind its readers why books like these are made in the first place. [24.Nov.14]
Absolute Recoil is less a "major philosophical intervention" and more a natural continuation of Žižek's decades-long project of interpreting the world through Hegelian and Lacanian analysis. [24.Nov.14]
German rock band Can's masterpiece album is the subject of yet another thinly-veiled memoir in the 33 1/3 series, but the approach fits the enigmatic subject better than expected. [23.Nov.14]
This tale takes pains to emphasise the difference between the crass newly-rich mainland Chinese (yay!) and the rich-for-like-forever distinguished Chinese families (boo!). [23.Nov.14]
If trying to grasp screen presence is like reaching for the stars, James Harvey shows noble reach in his book, Watching Them Be.