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

18 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Editors: Rarities

Editors try to keep the momentum up here, by repackaging a few B-sides and a track off the two-disc British limited edition version of their

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Motorhead: Stage Fright [DVD]

Everything louder than everything else. Way louder.

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18 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Jason Kao Hwang: Edge

A quartet playing jazz/new music generates fiddle-fueled propulsion.

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18 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Caribou: Up In Flames

In the same spirit of opportunism that springs from the best crisis management, Snaith has managed to turn unpleasant circumstances on their ear in the best way possible.

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Kaki King: ...Until We Felt Red

Acoustic guitar virtuoso breaks out with help from Tortoise's John McEntire.

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18 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Gisli: How About That?

Idiosynchratic hip-hop/rock/R&B hybrid simultaneously follows in Beck's footsteps and tries to make his own way, with mixed results.

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Blöödhag: Hell Bent for Letters

Riding on a brilliant concept and passable musicianship, the pioneering edu-core band Blöödhag brandishes books and wields literary allusions in order to spread the glory of science fiction.

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Hoobastank: Every Man for Himself

It seems that until Hoobastank finally give in to their hidden adult-contemporary desires, they will be destined to languish in a morass of unoriginality.

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The Trachtenburg Family Slide Show Players + Corn Mo

'I heard there's another daughter,' the punter pontificates. 'But she's not talented, so you don't let her play in the band.' My gosh, is it true?!

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17 Aug 2006 // 8:00 AM

Snakes & Music: Isabelle

I hate records that you can instantly get a feel for and sink your teeth into; they often leave you disappointed at the end. And

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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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