The Mystery of 'All That Man Is'

The Mystery of 'All That Man Is'

By Matthew Snider

David Szalay's novel preserves the mystery of modern manhood within an anthology of realism. 25 Oct 2016 // 8:30 AM

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A 21st-century Muckraker Pierces the Heart of the Internet in ‘Reading the Comments’

If Eggers' The Circle gave us a glance at the inimical nature of social media via Orwell’s idea of “groupthink”, then Reagle takes us even deeper into why we love to comment on anything and everything.

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19 Oct 2016 // 2:15 AM

Oathbreaker: Rheia

Oathbreaker's third album is wonderful in terms of contrasting black metal fury with quieter moments, but the songwriting lags behind the atmosphere.

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Zomba Prison Project: I Will Not Stop Singing

The Zomba Prison Project's second album once again lays bare the lives and thoughts of the residents of Malawi's only maximum security prison.

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The Seshen: Flames & Figures

While there are tracks that stand out, Flames & Figures genuinely suffers from monotony in its attitude and aura.

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The Mountain Goats Turn a Concert Into a Celebration of Survival

Sharing good times to help get through the bad with the Mountain Goats.

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Westworld: Season 1, Episode 1 - “The Original”

Ethical conflicts between creator and created are just one aspect of Westworld's brilliant and epically ambitious first episode.

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The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst Shares His View Behind the Drum Kit

Founding drummer of The Cure Lol Tolhurst explores the creation of the classic band, their meteoric rise, his alcohol-fueled crash, and his personal rebirth.

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What Happened, Miss Simone? Captures Its Subject in Stained Glass

This award-winning documentary raises the bar for how Simone is represented in popular culture and history books. It's now on DVD with a 15-song bonus CD.

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Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker: Overnight

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker breathe fresh air into classic folk sounds while also managing to travel beyond the characteristics of any one genre.

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18 Oct 2016 // 2:20 AM

Bell X1: Arms

With a newfound interest in sonic spaciousness and avant-prog song constructions, Irish indie-rockers Bell X1 offer what is arguably their most focused effort to date.

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//Mixed media

Oz Is Not As Down Under As Everyone Thinks It Is

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"Frank L. Baum's Oz isn't in the land of Aussies, as one might think, but in a far more magical setting.

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