'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

5 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

World Party: Dumbing Up

This bit of recycling from one of pop's great environmentalists isn't quite a glorious return to form, but it's hopeful nonetheless.

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Out There/Eric Dolphy Out There [Rudy Van Gelder Remasters]

Vintage early Dolphy featuring Ron Carter on cello, in a sterling Van Gelder remastered version

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Darryl Hall & John Oates: Rock ‘N Soul Part 1

'80s soul/pop maestros sound better than they have in 20 years -- and it's not just the remastered audio.

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Camera Obscura: Lets Get Out of This Country

Camera Obscura picks up where it left off, with nary a drop in quality from its previous releases, and continuing to captivate the hearts of chamber pop fans all over the world.

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Julius Papp: Montreal Departure

A good introduction to the organic, laidback sounds of San Francisco house music.

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3 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

Mary Timony + Tralala

While the Black Cat's backstage is more unfinished basement than concert venue, the right artist can bring the room's aesthetic to life. Of course, not every artist is the one.

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3 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

Dick Dale

? Wasn't he in Pulp Fiction or something?

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2 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Break-Up (2006)

For all that goes wrong with The Break-Up, the most compelling question it raises has to do with the state of the romantic comedy.

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2 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Puffy Chair (2006)

The road trip then becomes an occasion for an extended game of relationship chicken: is Josh going to grow up and commit or is Emily going to accept him and stop criticizing?

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2 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

Surf School (2006)

It's as though Silverman asked a group of 13-year-olds to describe a 'hippie' and then created the aging flower children based on their answers.

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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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