Theres Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

There’s Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

By Hans Rollman

The Envelope Manufacturer is a light parable on the ravages of neoliberal capitalism. 11 Feb 2016 // 8:00 AM

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//Recent Reviews

22 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

The local band we all loved in high school, but much better live...

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22 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Saturday by Ian McEwan

While the final effect is like a pointillist painting that adds up to something amazing, waiting for McEwan to connect the dots becomes a little tiring.

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Magic Circles: The Beatles in Dream and History by Devin McKinney

McKinney sets out to re-place the greatest band in rock and roll history within the context of the volatile time in which the band exploded into the public consciousness, changing the band, its four members and everyone forever.

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22 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Inner Circle by T. Coraghessan Boyle

Kinsey remains an enigmatic figure, one of Boyle's numerous gurus that his fiction has distrusted so readily over the last several decades.

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22 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

Beginning this book was like engaging in conversation with a Born Again pro-lifer at a clinic picket line.

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22 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Cocaine Chronicles by Gary Phillips and Jervey Tervalon

When the subject is coke, blow, 'caine, whatever the chosen endearment or curse of nomenclature may be, the story never really ends.

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	Lee Ann Womack: There’s More Where That Came From

It's not a revolution, it's not a bold new path, it's nothing more than good old country music, schmaltz and truth and hurt and illicit sex all wrapped up together with a pretty and garishly red bow.

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	Kylie Minogue: The Ultimate Kylie

The only woman who managed to be a one-hit wonder in America on two separate occasions finally gets a compilation that should finally justify her greatness, despite including 'The Loco-Motion'.

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21 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Kaiser Chiefs: Employment

Listening to Employment over the last few days has left me with an undeniable and disappointing lethargy. I'm just not getting it.

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21 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Jeffrey Foskett: Stars in the Sand

Jeffrey Foskett has had a long career in Japan sounding like the Beach Boys. Finally, there's a collection of this talented vocal chameleon's 'greatest hits' available in North America.

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Double Take: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969)

// Short Ends and Leader

"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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