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

Read more
//Recent Reviews

12 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

Drug Wars: The Political Economy of Narcotics by Curtis Marez

You don't always have to agree with Marez's rigid Neo-Marxist critical methods to appreciate the value of this detailed historic-cultural study of the blatantly racist, imperialist roots of today's 'war on drugs'.

READ more
Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hija

Kennedy details the extraordinarily close ties between Bush's environmental policies and the energy interests which have helped him raise unprecedented amounts of money for his campaigns.

READ more
And It Don’t Stop!: The Best American Hip-Hop Journalism of the Last 25 Years by Raquel Cepeda

A much more interesting anthology might have scrapped the omnibus approach in favor of a different overarching idea.

READ more

11 Oct 2004 // 10:00 PM

Björk: Medulla

With all of Medulla‘s faults (and it has its faults), there are enough moments of jaw-dropping inventiveness that a single review is limited in how effective its critique can be.

READ more

11 Oct 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Mike Watt: The Secondman’s Middle Stand

The Secondman’s Middle Stand is Mike Watt’s new song-cycle based on his recent brush with death. To be more exact, his recent brush

READ more

11 Oct 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Turing Machine: Zwei

Oh math rock instrumental, let me count the ways in which I love you. One: the icy veneer of your cold calculated fury is entrancing.

READ more
	Swayzak: Loops from the Bergerie

Every once in a while something comes along and surprises me. Considering just how much in modern music is utterly predictable, it’s a rare

READ more
	Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Shaheedullah and Stereotypes

A Tribe Called Quest is taking baby steps towards reforming -– doing a mini-tour of the East Coast in mid-October -– but news of their

READ more

11 Oct 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys: The Gospel Spirit

Bill Monroe is one of those music legends who, even in death, dares historians to untangle fact from mythic fiction, and defies revisionist attempts by

READ more
	Groundtruther (Charlie Hunter / Bobby Previte / Greg Osby): Latitude

This CD is planned as the first of a three-part series by a trio featuring the 8-string guitarist cum bassist Chris Hunter, and Bobby Previte,

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Blogs

'Herald' Attempts the Troubled Waters of the Colonial Narrative

// Moving Pixels

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

READ the article