Walter Benjamin's Fiction in 'The Storyteller' Is a Warm Cure for an Academic Hangover

Walter Benjamin's Fiction in 'The Storyteller' Is a Warm Cure for an Academic Hangover

By Megan Volpert

A master of the theory of craft puts his money where his mouth is, revealing a precise descriptive power that gracefully commands plot and characterization. 28 Sep 2016 // 8:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

16 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

This three-song effort is from a band that has got the attention of some notable people across the pond, including that Alan McGee fellow and

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Think About Life: Think About Life

Montreal band distill the sound of their peers but fail to offer a unique voice of their own.

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16 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

M. Ward: Post-War

The ups and downs of life's rollercoaster -- world wars and all -- are captured brillantly here by the out-of-time, transcendent troubadour M. Ward.

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Various Artists: Confuzed Disco

A generous spread of music, some of it still with its hints-of-the-'70s flavour intact, but much of it remixed recently by contemporary DJs who have streamlined the old sounds and made them pump and thump.

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16 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Keb Mo: Suitcase

Relentlessly nice; the opposite of whatever the avant-garde is.

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Catch 22: Permanent Revolution

Catch 22 sticks to their strengths, and Permanent Revolution is an unchallenging but satisfying effort that bounces back nicely from their last disappointment -- and manages to educate listeners about Leon Trotsky in the process.

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Unagi: It Came From Beneath the SFC

When Unagi gets behind the boards, it's delightfully difficult to predict his content, but it's safe to bet on the quality of his work.

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Various Artists: Touch 25

British label Touch celebrates a quarter century of conscientious devotion to electronic music.

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The Rosewood Thieves: From the Decker House

The Rosewood Thieves are a NYC band just pining for the simple things—a country house, a fire against the cold, etc. Their debut EP,

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Electric Lights Flashing Very Fast: Let There Be Lights EP

Electric Lights Flashing Very Fast is a talented group of thunderers, well able to wind up their music and send it bursting over you in jellied, semi-psychedelic waves.

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Measuring Success: The Unsatisfying Notion of "Good Endings" and "Bad Endings"

// Moving Pixels

"Sometimes stories need to end badly in order to be really good.

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