The Mystery of 'All That Man Is'

The Mystery of 'All That Man Is'

By Matthew Snider

David Szalay's novel preserves the mystery of modern manhood within an anthology of realism. 25 Oct 2016 // 8:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews
Marshall Chapman: Mellowicious!

A self-proclaimed tall girl who looks to the heavens and sees stars, Chapman writes songs that sound as natural as a conversation with a friend.

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4 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Juana Molina: Son

The sun is warm and we're both intelligent people. Let's have some fun.

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The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

Daniel Johnston's extensive self-documentation is sometimes eerie, as The Devil and Daniel Johnston has an abundance of material from which to cull its storyline.

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3 May 2006 // 1:00 AM


are like Blondie in the Cramps' lipstick. In other words, they're hell's perfect party band.

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Mohr by Frederick Reuss

The strength of Reuss's writing is more in his observations, the way he builds emotions out of little details like the objects in the clutter of a room or the way a certain person moves.

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Various Artists: Cavalcade of the Scars

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

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3 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Black Angels: Passover

As clumsily poetic and irresistible as a city storm, these BJM devotees mount an engaging psych-rock rebellion.

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The Green Arrows: 4-Track Recording Session

If you told me that this is a perfect representation of the band as they were during the 1970s, I'd believe you without a qualm.

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3 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Dub Tractor: Hideout

Minimal, pretty indie-tronic melancholy. Especially recommended if you're nostalgic for vinyl hiss.

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Jon Auer: Songs from the Year of Our Demise

Posies co-frontman finally drops his much-delayed solo debut, the best thing he's done in a decade or so, with the hoped-for lovely melodies and incisive lyrics. The frosting's back on the beater.

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//Mixed media

Supernatural: Season 12, Episode 2 - "Mamma Mia"

// Channel Surfing

"A can't-miss episode completes the start of the new season.

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