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What a Quart of Whiskey Might Assuage, but Never Alleviate
By PopMatters Staff
Guitar music gave John Fahey a bridge to the subconscious, and his subconscious evidently was a scary realm. [22.Aug.14]
Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock
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. [22.Aug.14]
'The Answer to Everything' Questions the Veracity of Truth
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]
Jon Gnarr Is Changing the World One Laugh at a Time
The unlikely, improbable, unbelievable – and totally true – story of Iceland’s anarchist comedian turned politician. [21.Aug.14]
'Falling Out of Time' Is a Profound Dissection of Grief
Woven like a colorful tapestry of many characters, all of whom share the misfortune of having lost a child, this is structured like an epic poem which, despite its short length, feels fully realized. [20.Aug.14]
Reviews
By PopMatters Staff
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]
The unlikely, improbable, unbelievable – and totally true – story of Iceland’s anarchist comedian turned politician. [20.Aug.14]
Woven like a colorful tapestry of many characters, all of whom share the misfortune of having lost a child, this is structured like an epic poem which, despite its short length, feels fully realized. [20.Aug.14]
From MOOCs to Second Life to chairs that move, Elizabeth Losh discusses all things technological in The War on Learning. [19.Aug.14]
In one of the best books of 2014, Rebecca Makkai tells a story of time, ghosts, fate, unrequited love, requited love unconsummated, and art. [18.Aug.14]
The Paying Guests is a skillful work of genuinely entertaining literary fiction. [18.Aug.14]
A book on the origins of Sega, a gaming industry giant of great historical importance, could have been great. [17.Aug.14]
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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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