Books
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]
I Was Poisoned by Arnold Lobel's Children's Fable, 'Frog and Toad'
By Leo Warner
Lobel could have done his little gay readers an immeasurable and un-parallelled service. Instead, he set us up for perpetual disappointment. [29.Jul.14]
Cinema Sabbath: On 'Heavy Metal Movies'
If metal is music’s loudest voice against oppression, then surely Mike "McBeardo" McPadden's is the loudest for obsession. [28.Jul.14]
Are Karl Marx and Adam Smith as Inviolable as Atoms or DNA?
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. [28.Jul.14]
Reviews
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]
Exhaustive and thorough, Hisham D. Aidi's study on the Islamic influences in contemporary music is alternately informative and alienating. [20.Jul.14]
There are no futuristic weapons or strange beasts in Tarzan: In the City of Gold. With Tarzan, it's just the specter of colonialism and dated views on race. [17.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]
From The Blogs
By Leo Warner
Lobel could have done his little gay readers an immeasurable and un-parallelled service. Instead, he set us up for perpetual disappointment. [28.Jul.14]
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