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.
Friday, April 18 2014
Miley Cyrus's performance is not a sexed-up act, but a manifestation of her bad-ass, "female rebel" persona.
Make Your Move seems determined to take the most circuitous route through its myriad generic clichés.
The decision to preserve the consciousness of Johnny Depp's AI researcher is a Frankenstein- and Skynet-like Very Bad Idea.
Where Cloudbuilt really shines is at the intersection of art and level design. Art and science operate in a delicate dance, blurring the lines between the two.
Even when darker in subject matter, Jan Svankmajer's films all retain an element of joyousness and childlike wonder.
The expanded story of Slint's Spiderland shows that the album doesn't define place or genre so much as it illuminates a singular approach to making music.
What can the ‘failed’ constitutions of American history teach us about building community and galvanizing social movements?
The funky organ trio gets together in the studio with a live audience and an adventurous guitarist to break the mold.
Former Young Marble Giants vocalist Alison Statton steps out on her own with a collection of demos that seek to bridge the gap between what that group was and what Weekend would become, influencing countless indie pop acts in the process.
Eclectic, showing an appealing musical restlessness, Inner Fire is both enjoyable and exceptional.
The game never stops for the long-running bluegrass powerhouse.
Thursday, April 17 2014
The Piston's Isiah Thomas exhorts haters to "erase the labels that you've given us and the names that you called us, all those people who said we were thugs and vicious."
"We think we have time to love, cook dinner, take walks, become enlightened, but one wave can take us, or it can spit us out." -Gretel Ehrlich
This is a fascinating glimpse into an exploratory, identity-forming period before even Soderbergh himself seemed to have a handle on his erratic muse.
Kermit the Frog may have said it’s not easy being green, but this entertaining documentary shows that it’s sure not easy being a ginger, either.
They may not ever be able to achieve the dizzying heights of "Barbra Streisand", but Quack is more than worth the wait.
With a recent Grammy in hand and momentum on his side, a Nashville legend returns to the studio with some old friends.
Love Is a Canoe is about how people in love will latch onto any floating bit of debris to salvage their sinking relationships.
The Colombian chameleon’s new eponymous album sees her ditching the squelchy Latin beats of her last English-language album, in favor of dipping her toe into country, ska, rock, and EDM.