'The Accidental Life' Is Both a Time Capsule and a Guide

'The Accidental Life' Is Both a Time Capsule and a Guide

By Erin Giannini

Like a good editor, Terry McDonell may be invisible, but the insights into writing and editing make up for the author's elusiveness, here. 25 Aug 2016 // 10:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

17 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Mimi Fox: Perpetually Hip

Mimi Fox is one of the umpteen jazz musicians you've never heard of who can play their way out of a sealed vault at the bottom of an ocean canyon.

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Dan Treanor and African Wind: Mercy

Instant recommendation for a John Peel memorial library, and just the thing for fans of the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test, who'll find music as well as nostalgia in this artful Blues/Blues-related miscellany.

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Spoon + The Rosebuds + The Specs

Jack Daniel's! Jack Daniel's! Jack Daniel's! Jack Daniel's!

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14 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Beat that My Heart Skipped (2005)

Caught between role models, Thomas gradually accepts a more "feminine" influence in his life that contrasts with the male-dominated world of his father.

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The Notorious Bettie Page (2006)

Mary Harron's smart new movie is less about Bettie Page than the many forces that made her 'notorious,' the moral hypocrisies and sexual repressions that shaped the '50s and persist today.

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14 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Even 27 years after the fact, Cheap Trick and Dream Police still hold up surprisingly well.

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14 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Our Brand is Crisis (2005)

In equating his unpopular, arrogant candidate with democracy, in reducing the democratic process to the often ruthless work of electioneering, James Rosner fails his own professed ideals.

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14 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lonesome Jim (2006)

Anika (Liv Tyler) is either an earthbound guardian angel or the Midwest's most voluptuously lipped stalker.

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14 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Dont Come Knocking (2006)

The reunion of Wim Wenders and Sam Shepard, coming some 20 years after Paris, Texas, demonstrates both the change and sameness in their art.

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14 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Benchwarmers (2006)

It's a shame that tee-heeing at gayness couldn't be jettisoned for the kids, rather than re-emphasized.

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Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

// Notes from the Road

"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

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