Thursday, October 16 2014
Spanish punkers came swinging harder than ever, screaming not for the sake of inducing change, but screaming for the sake of screaming – because now they could.
Wednesday, October 15 2014
It’s not that Anna Karina couldn’t act, but that she didn’t have to. Her physical presence was the art, and her beauty, in and of itself, was a significant contribution to the culture.
Tuesday, October 14 2014
For Werner Herzog, man’s tug-of-war with nature is not a present imbalance but a lost cause, the barbarous beauty of nature made mere barbarism by humankind.
Monday, October 13 2014
The trend in alternate reality gaming fits a traditional definition of hyperreality; the condition where fiction and the real become indistinguishably blended together.
Thursday, October 9 2014
If this were a murder mystery, it would be a fine enough catalyst to a long, protracted investigation, complete with red herrings and an arc that would befit Raymond Chandler.
Wednesday, October 8 2014
Pollitt’s new book, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights is both a call to arms and a call for honest reflection.
Tuesday, October 7 2014
Hip-hop appeals to those who feel powerless and disenfranchised, which is why ISIS looks to hip-hop communities as potential recruiting grounds.
Monday, October 6 2014
While listening to "The Dance and Song of Laos" (1906) a haunting voice, both enticing and archaic, mingles with the crepitating noise of the antique shellac.
Thursday, October 2 2014
Regarding the Ray Rice saga, TMZ not only forced the NFL's hand, it put domestic violence back in the spotlight, where it should be.
Wednesday, October 1 2014
The normalcy of reading movement into comics art is what makes Warren Ellis' and Jason Howard's new series, Trees, a curiosity.
Tuesday, September 30 2014
To be in the minority is the natural condition of artists. The referendum gave Scotland's creative community a brief respite from its sense of isolation.
Monday, September 29 2014
The adventurous Annihilation + the Raymond Chandler-like Authority + the existentialist Acceptance = the engaging Southern Reach Trilogy.
Friday, September 26 2014
Somi is a not-exactly jazz singer with roots in Africa and the American midwest, and she has made the year's most amazing record, evoking the spirit of Lagos, Nigeria.
Thursday, September 25 2014
The Party, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Juggernaut give us good clean fun about slavery and brothels.
Wednesday, September 24 2014
Watch Dog's protagonist is a cliché that never grows beyond cliché.
Tuesday, September 23 2014
The growing popularity and diversity of Canadian comics and graphic literature raises questions around how a culture and place presents itself to the world.
Monday, September 22 2014
Since the early '80s, The Rainmakers have been among the best bands to emerge from the Heartland Rock boom of that decade. They may be the best that's still at it.
Friday, September 19 2014
Love them or loathe them, Emerson, Lake & Palmer wore immoderation like a badge of courage.
Thursday, September 18 2014
Long before Christopher Hitchens and Bill Maher, H.L. Mencken was America's most notorious satirist of religion. And thus began the battle for the soul of America.
Wednesday, September 17 2014
Have listeners of the Danish ambient electronic outfit, Croatian Amor, given more of themselves than the musician ever would?