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.
Wednesday, December 11 2013
Yes, The Beast Within is about a shape-shifting insect kid who runs around attacking people while still wearing his letterman’s jacket.
It's alien, it's weird, and I want more.
Despite containing any number of intriguing moments, A History From Behind the Lens fails to provide a coherent overview of the art form.
If the walking dead could dance, this is the music they would dance to.
In the contest of character, Camus bests Sartre time and time again.
There's no reason not to pick this one up if you’re looking for a tight compilation of recent music from one of the greats. As a document of a transitional period in Yoakam’s lengthy career, it works well.
Hilary Hahn is out to boost the violin vocabulary. Thanks to her commissioning effort, here are 27 short pieces you never heard before.
Tuesday, December 10 2013
In basketball, Bernard King, a shy, thoughtful child living in a "rough" part of Brooklyn, found a means to self-expression and purpose.
'Holiday Spirits' allowed folks to sample a variety of liquors from small distilleries. There was near unlimited booze but not a lot of food.
Harsh lessons are part of growing up. But when Emma Frost teaches them, they're MUCH harsher.
While Despicable Me delivered a solid story on top of a touching character arc for its super villain with a heart of gold, the sequel is a more pedestrian affair.
Anything That Moves pushes past Bourdanian blood and guts to challenge commonly held ideas of edibility: bugs, ant larvae, “hornless goat” (dog), and tailless whip scorpion.
The first movie for the "post-theatrical era", The Canyons vividly illustrates a despairing, nymphomaniac generation run amok.
From the director of Singin' in the Rain comes this sci-fi horror film that had all the potential to be the next Alien, but falls far short of the mark.
Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones team up to tackle the Everly Brothers. Yes, you read that right. So how does it all sound anyway?
Aims is sonically lush, adventurous, rhythmic, and sometimes beautiful, but Teng's often didactic and high-minded lyrics demand an awful lot of you.
More than a canonical list, Rosebud Sleds and Horses' Heads is the author's trip with the movie objects that shaped him.
In Tor Lundvall's world, art reflects art. His painting and his music merge into one cloud of melancholy.
Volume 3 of a series of cover albums tackles the '80s, and is a job well done.