Kacey Musgraves: Pageant Material

Kacey Musgraves: Pageant Material

By Dave Heaton

A sumptuous dive into classic country that's also an exploration of identity, growing and exploring the idea of self within the sentimentalized past and our social-media-driven present. 30 Jun 2015 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

1 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Local guitar teachers fail in pursuit of formula while others realize 'the rock'.

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1 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!!

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1 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Ah, Windsor! Bordertown. Home of a casino and dense with strip clubs. Flooded every weekend by thousands of thirsty, horny Americans, spilling over the bridge and through the tunnel. My associates and I were playing a different game. We were going to Alvin's, in Detroit, to find our pleasure.

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1 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Ah, Windsor! Bordertown. Home of a casino and dense with strip clubs. Flooded every weekend by thousands of thirsty, horny Americans, spilling over the bridge and through the tunnel. My associates and I were playing a different game. We were going to Alvin's, in Detroit, to find our pleasure.

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1 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Too Beautiful for You: Tales of Improper Behavior by Rod Liddle

Liddle freights the sex in these stories with symbolic weight, but that means it can never be merely 'improper behavior' -- sex must be an expression of character, a vehicle for various obsessions and shortcomings, a cause for romantic tumult.

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James Whale: A New World of Gods and Monsters by James Curtis

Curtis' refusal to see any gay content or sensibility in Whale's films, beyond the director's penchant for large floral arrangements on his sets, is baffling.

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How Brands Become Icons: The Principles of Cultural Branding by Douglas B. Holt

More than merely reflecting people and the times in which they live, iconic brands offer myths that help resolve the contradictions of society.

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Doubt: A History by Jennifer Michael Hecht

We are reminded that for most of history, doubt has been a moderating factor, allowing for a more cosmopolitan atmosphere.

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28 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Frank Lee Sprague: Merseybeat

In an extremely impressive feat of inspiration and musicianship, Frank Lee Sprague produces a set of songs that are both original and true to the spirit of an era.

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	Lily Holbrook: Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt

It turns out that all any busker wants to do is to make techno-influenced pop music.

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Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

// Short Ends and Leader

"As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

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