Monday, July 20 2015
At a time when mainstream country music is perceived as too pop, Musgraves has the potential to bring it back to the basics -- and in a progressive fashion, too.
Friday, July 17 2015
A new box set of Miles Davis' appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival remind us of his restless need to evolve -- and several new records remind us of how his later styles live on.
Thursday, July 16 2015
There are a lot of unwritten assumptions about Iceman's sexuality in All New X-Men #40.
Wednesday, July 15 2015
An examination of internalized fears, The Last of Philip Banter explores the social culture of the working-class through a careful dissection of mental illness.
Monday, July 13 2015
The biggest "box office bombs" of all time, much like the biggest hits, are not always the ones you're expecting them to be.
Thursday, July 9 2015
Complicated, fabulous and deeply progressive, Angels in America may be more pressing and relevant in the time of SCOTUS' decision on marriage equality than it was during the height of the AIDS crises.
Wednesday, July 8 2015
There is a large community of alt-black folks out there, and Afropunk has given them a big tent to party under.
Tuesday, June 30 2015
Sex and Unisex, a history of fashion trends offers insight into changing notions of gender – and raises the possibility that the concept has outlived its usefulness.
Friday, June 26 2015
Since New Atheists have done a stand-up job of elucidating the illusions of religious belief, why not point out some of the logical absurdities of atheism?
Tuesday, June 23 2015
Exploring the realms of African mysticism, Pharoah Sanders walks an extraordinary path through the hinterland of jazz music's otherworld.
Friday, June 19 2015
Making their films resistant to easy consumption and demanding respect for the artiste is essential to the spirit of Birdman and Uttama Villain.
Thursday, June 18 2015
The music constantly shifts and moves in Steve Coleman and the Council of Balance's Synovial Joints, flexing one set of instruments against another in a creative tension.
Wednesday, June 17 2015
Why is it that cartoons, more than any other expressive form, have incited the wrath of religious backlash?
Monday, June 15 2015
For all the alarmist propaganda about political correctness in the US, insensitive speech is still protected by the First Amendment. The complaints about PC are BS.
Friday, June 12 2015
Assassin's Creed 3 is an enormous, beautifully rendered sandbox game designed to kick sand in your face.
Thursday, June 11 2015
A decade after its release, Coheed and Cambria's third full-length album remains the group's highest benchmark, as well as one of the genre's best modern albums.
Wednesday, June 10 2015
Lessons from Europe and history help show the impact of a United States Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage.
Tuesday, June 9 2015
In The River, Renoir transcends his own attractive colors, stumbling into a “realistic” philosophy of nature that the portraiture of color so often forbids.
Monday, June 8 2015
Bob Dylan's current show is a book musical without the book, crafted by the American Shakespeare.
Friday, June 5 2015
Novelist and poet Catherine Lim, the most persistent critic of Singapore's government, talks candidly about her new memoir, the half-century anniversary of the city-state, and the death of founder Lee Kuan Yew.