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

2 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Various Artists: Total 6

Considering the startling degree to which electronic music has been dominated by the idea of fashion, the success of a business model built on quality music, on critical acclaim and word-of-mouth, is simply a dream come true.

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2 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Unsane: Blood Run

A welcome throwback to a time when rock 'n' roll was truly ugly and dangerous.

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	Marty Stuart: Badlands: Ballads of the Lakota

Badlands has Marty Stuart truly cooking on all cylinders. He is the most important talent in country music this year.

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	Scratch Perverts: Fabric Live 22

A mix 'n' scratch tour through the demented minds of a world-class DMC crew. Their cup of tea is rude and jet black.

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	Showroom: The World Is Too Much With Us

Showroom make catchy pop songs that are also insightful and charming. Finally, a frontman whose wit is as sharp as the crease in his trousers.

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	Living Things: Ahead of the Lions

Fraternal hard rock trio from St. Louis finally sees its ferocious, politically charged full-length debut released, one year after being lost amongst major label mergers.

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	Kurupt: Against Tha Grain

This just in: the Titanic sank and 2Pac died. Why can't modern hip-hop... ahem... get off his dick, stop robbing his grave, and let him rest in peace?"

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	Robert Glasper: Canvas

This second issue by a very highly talented young pianist seems to have been let down at the planning stage. He deserves better.

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2 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Ris Paul Ric

Since D.C. powerhouse Q and Not U parted ways, singer Chris Richards has been working his way across America, playing small venues and -- in some cases -- record stores...

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Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats

I realize this is all meant to be hilarious, but the cat is essentially terrorizing his friends and neighbors.

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'Steep' Loves Its Mountains

// Moving Pixels

"SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.

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