Wednesday, October 14 2015
Through the levelling power of humour, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report cut through the culture's sensationalism and panic to remind us of the baseline of normality beneath all the hysteria.
Tuesday, October 13 2015
Even if you've never heard Swift's original performances, you're hearing them when you listen to Ryan Adams perform 1989.
Monday, October 12 2015
David Gordon White's life-long research of South Asian religions reveals the dubious roots of the West's feel good contemporary yoga industry.
Friday, October 9 2015
Guitarist Piotr Grudziński reflects on the inspirations, processes, and intentions that make Riverside's latest opus, Love, Fear and the Time Machine, another fearless trip into its distinctive and beloved style.
Thursday, October 8 2015
It's hard to imagine an American band that's more inventive, death-defying and affable as Los Lobos. A new book and record reveal why.
Wednesday, October 7 2015
The Moon Sliver is a jigsaw puzzle constructed from jigsaw puzzles.
Tuesday, October 6 2015
Alison Bechdel's Fun Home isn't the first lesbian themed work of art to garner acclaim and controversy; 90 years ago, The Captive set the precedent.
Monday, October 5 2015
I first loved and admired Sarah Records not because it had begun, but because it had ended. It seemed to me ending things took much more courage, strength and self-discipline than beginning them.
Friday, October 2 2015
The extent of US involvement in undermining Middle Eastern democracy is gradually coming to light, and being told through a variety of genres.
Thursday, October 1 2015
It's challenging enough to write good comedy. It's nearly impossible to do so burdened with an agenda, even one as innocuous as featuring a "likeable atheist" as the protagonist.
Wednesday, September 30 2015
This may be the year that sexist music festival organizers have finally met their match.
Tuesday, September 29 2015
Hugh Fleetwood's story of murder and guilt evades the clear resolutions of mystery-narratives, opting for a disturbing disquisition on human enigma.
Monday, September 28 2015
In the late ‘90s there was an explosion of politicized art – film, video, and performance art – by trans artists. What we're seeing in literature today is a move to a much broader scale.
Friday, September 25 2015
What does the French version of Netflix look like? How much gratuitous nudity can you expect to find in the French Netflix catalogue? Isn’t “French movie” code for “mild erotica”, anyway?
Monday, September 21 2015
With the apparently inevitable closure of BBC Three, comedy lovers will mourn the loss of an important television ally. Will the Internet save it?
Wednesday, September 16 2015
Jericho wore the influence of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. on its sleeve, but that didn't protect it.
Tuesday, September 15 2015
After the Paris Attacks is a collection of research that moves away from the US to look at Canadian and European debates over terrorism.
Monday, September 14 2015
"Hell You Talmbout" and "Cry No More" are a new kind of protest song that reintroduces traditional minimalism and congregational singing into this contemporary moment.
Thursday, September 3 2015
Is there any term in any field that is more slippery or meaningless or that carries such impossible, historically artificial burdens of meaning as "Classical Music"?
Award-winning fiction writer Jack Livings discusses his new book, The Dog, and the importance of writing with moral purpose.