Identity Is a Provocative Spectre Throughout Noel Malcolm's 'Agents of Empire'

Identity Is a Provocative Spectre Throughout Noel Malcolm's 'Agents of Empire'

By Jordan Penney

In Noel Malcolm's important microhistory, we encounter complex individuals who appear resistant to simple categories, generalizations, or identifications. 24 Mar 2017 // 2:14 AM

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//Recent Reviews

3 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Magical Meteorite Songwriting Device by Exene Cervenka

Magical Meteorite Songwriting Device fulfills expectations and excitement of long-time fans, and can also stand alone as a solid representation of mixed media art today.

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Snoop Dogg: Tha Blue Carpet Treatment

Snoop Dogg invites a bunch of friends to the studio, records a small army of songs, accomplishes not much of anything.

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3 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Danava: Danava

Portland's Danava takes the "hip" out of hipster metal on its decidedly unfashionable debut.

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3 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Okami

The world is literally a moving painting and from the fluttering grass to the chirping birds and animated townspeople, everything feels absolutely alive.

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Various Artists: ESL Remixed: The 100th Release of ESL Music

A reinvigorating take on the polished sounds of ESL, putting careful craft to better use.

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Math and Physics Club: Math and Physics Club

For those searching for an album of genuine notions and enchanting melodies, this one just might be the perfect fit.

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Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood: Out Louder

The jammy sequel of Scofield's brilliant A Go Go appears at last.

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Lake featuring Cormega: My Brothers Keeper

Let's say two rappers team up to represent on one album. Is there a danger that one of them might overshadow the other? Absolutely.

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Various Artists: Version Dread

In these 18 tracks you will hear some of the most seminal basslines in music history.

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Various Artists: High Tech Soul: The Creation of Techno Music [DVD]

A compelling picture of techno music in the context of Detroit, but I have a feeling the definitive statement on the place of techno music in American and world pop culture has yet to be made.

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Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

// Notes from the Road

"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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