'The Black Notebook' Shows Modianos Undiminished Capacity to Conjure the Magic of Paris

'The Black Notebook' Shows Modiano’s Undiminished Capacity to Conjure the Magic of Paris

By Hans Rollman

Someday, perhaps, a virtual reality headset will achieve something like what Patrick Modiano has done here. 21 Feb 2017 // 7:30 AM

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Can Literature Like Banana Yoshimoto’s ‘Moshi Moshi’ Heal the Soul?

For those who haven’t yet experienced Bananamania, Moshi Moshi is as good a place to start as any. Because what Yoshimoto does, she does incredibly well.

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Race Explored With Different Degrees of Emphasis: ‘Pioneers of African-American Cinema’

Encompassing documentaries, silent comedy, melodramas and religious films, this collection of early cinema made by American-American filmmakers is fascinating viewing.

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14 Feb 2017 // 2:30 AM

Moiré: No Future

Moiré sees a world spinning out of control on this mesmerizing left-field house album.

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Mozart’s Sister: Field of Love

If the candied aspect of Field of Love makes for an entertaining listen, the same characteristic at times limits the album's emotional scope and depth.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Hillbilly Blues

The historical reframing and high quality of re-mastering make this and other Rough Guide early music collections well worth the time and investment.

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You Will Get Fooled Again: ‘Cinema’s Bodily Illusions: Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating’

On experiencing the cinema without representation or ideology.

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Bic Runga: Close Your Eyes

Made up of ten dreamy covers and two dreamy originals, Bic Runga's latest is a gentle reminder of the versatility and skill of one of New Zealand's national treasures.

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The Human League: A Very British Synthesiser Group

Some of the pop music on this collection ranks among the best, but fans and the curious of nature might be better off with acquiring the four-disc anthology than another greatest hits package.

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14 Feb 2017 // 2:02 AM

BONOMO: Phases

Elegance for the ears to behold, bred as much by folk as it is interpretive jazz and gospel.

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On Bucking Up Against Tradition With Tradition

Loving is the amazing story of a time when two quiet people touched the future.

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On Truth and Dark Turns in 'Tickled'

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"The tickling wormhole seems to be getting deeper...

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