'The Accidental Life' Is Both a Time Capsule and a Guide

'The Accidental Life' Is Both a Time Capsule and a Guide

By Erin Giannini

Like a good editor, Terry McDonell may be invisible, but the insights into writing and editing make up for the author's elusiveness, here. 25 Aug 2016 // 10:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

21 Apr 2006 // 3:00 AM

American Dreamz (2006)

Here's the rub: does it matter that consumers know all about the badness and the cynical ambition, but watch anyway?

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21 Apr 2006 // 3:00 AM

Silent Hill (2006)

Long on atmosphere, Silent Hill is way short on cunning or beguiling. It's also short on sense.

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21 Apr 2006 // 3:00 AM

Scary Movie 4 (2006)

The problem is that none of this is surprising. We've seen these jokes on late night television, heard them on the radio or even thought of them ourselves.

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21 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Fourth Annual Buildering Competition

Official disapproval is the sap that gives roof climbing its sweetness...

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E-40: My Ghetto Report Card

E-40 returns with his trademark flow and a Bay Area brand of crunk to let you know he's more than a class clown.

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Living Colour: Everything Is Possible: The Very Best of Living Colour

With a track list so skewed in favor of the band's first two records, the savvy consumer might do better to pick up Vivid and Time's Up and call their Living Colour collection complete.

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21 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Various Artists: Gospel Music

If you don't care about the peripheral stuff, and can just listen to the beautiful music on the disc, it's worth your time. But if you care about history...

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21 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ne-Yo: In My Own Words

It will blow up if it flirts with pop. Poppa Jay-Z smiles as singer and songwriter Ne-Yo proves a worthy investment.

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Stereophonics: Live From Dakota

The second greatest Welsh trio today (Manics being numero uno) show their wares and seasoned chops during this enjoyable, relentless double-disc collection of favorites.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Flamenco Nuevo

Some compilations summarize a genre. This one makes it look larger than you expected.

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Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

// Notes from the Road

"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

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