Shooting Back: Kamel Daoud's Reply to Albert Camus' 'The Stranger'

Shooting Back: Kamel Daoud's Reply to Albert Camus' 'The Stranger'

By Jon Morris

There is going to be a lot of hype about The Meursault Investigation, and you should believe every word of it. 29 May 2015 // 7:00 AM

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//Recent Reviews

12 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Titus: Seasons 1 & 2

It avoids usual sitcom setups and sappy wrap-ups, instead considering the effects of what Titus calls 'hard, old school' parenting on young Christopher (Titus).

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12 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under's lack of delicacy is easy to mistake for exploitation. Where other shows hint, this one acts out.

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12 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Prison Break

The good and bad guys in Prison Break might cry, fight, screw, and bleed, but they still look like cardboard to me.

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A Woman in Berlin: Six Weeks in the Conquered City by Anonymous, translated by Philip Boehm

Besides documenting the relentless terror and humiliation she and other German women endured, the diary offers a unique window on the German psyche as it comes to terms with Third Reich's wholesale collapse.

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Devendra Banhart: Cripple Crow

Exceeding expectations, Devendra outdoes himself and most of his generation.

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11 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

The problem is the songs. They're just not very good.

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11 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Lee Ritenour: Overtime

A college seminar in compromise, this kind-of live career retrospective from 'Captain Fingers' spans styles and degrees of taste.

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11 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Pages: Creatures of the Earth EP

The Pages have the same energy and, more importantly, the same sound as the early days of Beatlemania.

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11 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Portastatic: Bright Ideas

Besides being a friendlier sonic cousin of Indoor Living, Bright Ideas is not unlike Speak Kindly of Your Volunteer Fire Department, Robert Pollard's 1999 solo album, in that it plays to an indie elder statesman's strengths and may get core fans all frenzied again.

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	The Kennedys: Half a Million Miles

Gentle, strummy folk rock with shout-outs to Emerson, Kerouac, and Buddha. As Buddha might say, 'rub my belly'. Then Emerson: 'Um...', and Kerouac: 'Sure!'"

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

// Sound Affects

"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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