Friday, October 25 2013
A.N Wilson's The Elizabethans is a very readable history, despite the author's inability to get out of his own way.
Thursday, April 24 2014
These vampires anticipate and understand death, and yet they mean to avoid it. Just so, Detroit -- decaying, yet vivid and eternal -- is their most perfect self-reflection.
Exploring jazz with the Russell Gunn Quartet, Dionne Farris is clearly in full bloom.
This biography of James Whistler is full of sharp notes of detail and anecdotes that help one glean various shades of his inscrutable personality
What more is there to say about the rock opera, Tommy? Quite a lot.
Rome has mastered a balletic balance in chaotic dichotomy, where ruin and exultation beg for a kind of seduction that only film can provide.
The once-forgotten Detroit proto-punk pioneers' third album is spotty at times, but still contains some true gems.
For what it is, Rented World slays.
Beyond tales of who slept with whom and who wrecked whose marriage, this is a unique character study of Henry Willson, who was a genius in his own right.
Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield guest stars as a vocalist on Gryner’s 10th studio album, bolstering this from being just another indie release from a Canada cult icon.
The Massive Attack producer's fruit doesn't fall far from the downtempo tree.
Jazz's most fanciful drummer, his great band, plus the everything-at-once keyboard wiz equals celebratory music that also turns tender when it wants to.
Wednesday, April 23 2014
While the title On My Way implies the start of a journey that might be energetic and fresh, by film’s end, Bettie doesn’t seem like she’s moved much at all.
What are we willing to trade off in order to have a steady income, food on one’s plate and a house over one’s head?
Writer-artist Kaare Andrews shapes an entirely new mythology for Iron Fist—not so much “like unto a thing of iron,” but “when offered life, he chose death…”
These men are painted as those that easily disappear, and when they do disappear, it takes nearly ten years to bring their killer to justice.
Other games that have a successful collection system follow the idea that what the player collects should have some sort of pragmatic value. This iteration of Pokemon does not.
Collaborators and admirers provide an enlightening, but at times opaquely idiosyncratic assessment of the maverick French filmmaker.
Mark Everett admitted that Cautionary Tales was an uncomfortable record to make, but what's most unsettling is how familiar it sounds.
Jonas T. Bengtsson takes us down unexpected paths, reminding us that life is too complex for us to assume we know how things will turn out.