'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
Korpiklaani: Tales Along This Road

Alcohol-fueled polka metal from Finland. What’s there not to love?

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15 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Van Hunt: On the Jungle Floor

Van Hunt is a soul man and a rocker and a pop star and a funkateer and a hip-hop balladeer. Some people don't want him to be such a renaissance man but Van Hunt doesn't want to fit into anyone's cozy little box.

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15 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

About: Bongo

Intricate samples, fractured sentiment, pop melodies and tubas from Jason Forrest's multitalented protégé

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London Elektricity: Power Ballads

London Elektricity, though it cannot always avoid the limitations of the genre, are making hearty drum & bass music with infinitely more soul than Pendulum or Audio Bullys.

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Hillstomp: The Woman That Ended the World

Quirky management of vocals, no bad idea for white bluesmen, accompanied by percussion and really topline guitar combining -- wow! – early John Lee Hooker and Fred McDowell. Interessante? Molto!

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12 May 2006 // 3:00 AM

Poseidon (2006)

Why cast Andre Braugher and then not use him?

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Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)

Lacking a plot, Goal! leans heavily on predictable hardships to stretch out the time until Santiago's inevitable success.

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12 May 2006 // 3:00 AM

Just My Luck (2006)

Promoted as Lohan's 'transition' piece, as she moves from tweeny larks to so-called adult roles, Just My Luck is neither larkish nor serious, but only graceless.

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12 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

Gawker Stalker

When the good and the great feels forced to engage in this sort of guerilla counter-spamming warfare against an irregular army of bloggers, they've already lost.

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In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami

Murakami plays with space and culture, shedding light on the lack of personal space by drawing the reader into the claustrophobic world of the story's narrator, Kenji, then mimicking the desire to get away from the pervasive presence of a horrific American sociopath named Frank.

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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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