Wednesday, August 5 2015
Minstrel in the Gallery seems as autobiographical as any Jethro Tull album, before or after, and there is a vulnerability and sensitivity that the songwriter was simply growing into.
Tuesday, August 4 2015
Dale Watson wants to secede from country music and all we can do is hope that this is one rebellion that comes to a happy end.
Monday, August 3 2015
Perhaps what worries Stephen Hawking and his fear mongering colleagues is not some hostile Other like Agent Smith from The Matrix, but the more pedestrian Other that is other people.
Thursday, July 30 2015
A series about making money, airing on CNBC, might seem like an unlikely place for fostering positive values.
Wednesday, July 29 2015
In the dust of long gone video stores ghosts of film geeks past forever roam.
Tuesday, July 28 2015
Superman and Superman II are two of the best films of their kind, but budget and time overruns necessitated a number of changes from the original vision.
Monday, July 27 2015
Bloodborne is not about the horror of knowledge, but the horror of unfettered knowledge.
Thursday, July 23 2015
As a compendium of inventive thought and prose, The Familiar, Vol. 1 succeeds. As a coherent novel, it's impenetrable.
Wednesday, July 22 2015
Gil (Sebastian Bach) was the physical embodiment of the themes Gilmore Girls tried to convey through music.
Tuesday, July 21 2015
Hip-hop, free speech and misogyny at North by Northeast.
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.