War Changes People, Though Not Necessarily for the Better

War Changes People, Though Not Necessarily for the Better

By Diane Leach

Predating Suite Française in time and tone The Fires of Autumn is an amazingly prescient look at war and greed. 6 May 2015 // 7:00 AM

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28 Apr 2015 // 1:02 AM

The Soft Moon: Deeper

If the Soft Moon's techno-mope isn't exactly authentic, it's certainly genuine and most definitely consistent on Deeper.

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Martin Sexton: Mixtape of the Open Road

Mixtape of the Open Road is as cohesive and dynamic as the road itself.

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Hanoi Masters: War Is a Wound, Peace Is a Scar

A haunting tribute to traditional Vietnamese music and the Vietnam War.

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27 Apr 2015 // 9:30 AM

Nai Harvest: Hairball

Hairball is a confident, exuberant semi-reset from the self-professed “pop scum” outfit Nai Harvest.

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James Wood on Why Fiction and Criticism Matter

James Wood is exactly the sort of champion of belles lettres we need, and this collection is proof of it.

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‘The Boy Next Door’ Is Wrong, but It Feels So Good

Like a musical, The Boy Next Door often asks us to suspend our disbelief and take a ridiculous ride to an absurd place -- in this case, a place where first editions of The Iliad actually exist.

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The Potentially Great ‘Mommy’ Is Only Occasionally Good

Mommy has its memorable moments, but it's ultimately not worth the effort to watch obnoxious characters shout at each other for over two hours.

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27 Apr 2015 // 1:06 AM

Blur: The Magic Whip

The Magic Whip is a goofy record, featuring a kind of scattershot energy that is usually only mustered by young bands just discovering their love of music for the first time.

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27 Apr 2015 // 1:05 AM

Ava Luna: Infinite House

Ava Luna's latest is as multilayered and pleasantly bewildering as the "infinite house" where it was recorded.

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‘The Light of the World’ Explores How to Cope When a Light Goes Out

In April 2012, Ficremariam Ghebreyseus collapsed on the treadmill in the house he shared with wife Elizabeth Alexander. Yet her memoir stubbornly adheres to joy.

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'Herald' Attempts the Troubled Waters of the Colonial Narrative

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"The “colonialism” at play is not between nations, rather it seems more interested in how it influences a man recently come of age.

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