Friday, March 4 2016
It's possible to trace much of 20th Century America’s history through the pages of the Defender, a local paper with a national impact.
Wednesday, March 2 2016
Surrounded by faceless men, stone men, and brainless men, the mesmerizing "Queen of Blood" belongs in her own class.
Tuesday, March 1 2016
If an iTunes library on shuffle needed a house band, Snarky Puppy would be it.
Monday, February 29 2016
From Van Halen to Dean Martin, some of the world's most beloved "love" songs are actually hideously sinister when you dig just below the surface.
Thursday, February 25 2016
Sometimes “hard” in a video game isn't just a difficulty setting.
Over-stylised and strangely unaffecting, Katie Mitchell’s staging of Sarah Kane’s controversial play yields mixed results.
Wednesday, February 24 2016
Live from New York it’s Saturday Night Live (albeit broadcast one week later, with French subtitles on an obscure cable channel)!
Tuesday, February 23 2016
One of the less celebrated satirists of religion, a study of some of Randy Newman's key songs reveals a subtle subversive at work.
Monday, February 22 2016
The insightful new study, Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style, demonstrates how Japan beat American fashion at its own game
Thursday, February 18 2016
Steven Spielberg's most child-friendly blockbuster primed a generation to be more accepting of homosexuality.
Wednesday, February 17 2016
In true Euro-pop fashion, Lio's marriage of risqué innuendo and brightly-coloured pop during the '80s resounded fashionably with the French.
Tuesday, February 16 2016
Sonja Livingston uses poetic essays to breathe life into some of America’s most remarkable, and little known, women.
Monday, February 15 2016
Alinea is my kind of noun, shot through with an intentionality so thorough in its precision and detail that it teeters wonderfully on the edge between magic and psychosis.
Thursday, February 11 2016
Beardfish frontman Sjöblom discusses the makings of his latest solo effort, The Unbendable Sleep, as well as the future of Beardfish, Big Big Train, and more.
Wednesday, February 10 2016
To paraphrase art critic Peter Schjeldahl, beauty is a kind of action and reaction between the work and the viewer, or the listener, or the reader. Beauty happens.
Tuesday, February 9 2016
The Sheltering Sky is itself a test of limits: its form is an exploration of how far one can go in novel writing.
Monday, February 8 2016
The authors of Inventing the Future ask: why think local, when there’s a world to win?
Friday, February 5 2016
What Bowie's music describes, again and again, is that we were endlessly, relentlessly killing ourselves.
Thursday, February 4 2016
As we use the term today, authenticity allows no truth from art, only from artists. It visits art the way one visits a subway station or an airport: to get to somewhere else.
Wednesday, February 3 2016
The From the Vault series adds infinite layers of the Rolling Stones' performances for diehard and casual fans alike.