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.
Monday, April 21 2014
I find myself growing tired of Zero Year, a yearlong story that has come after two other lengthy storyarcs. I’m especially tired after lines like this: “Gentlemen, meet my friend…the ‘$%$^! psycho in a batsuit.’
McSweeney's is stripped of its Internet cloak and laid before us, vulnerable and shivering, on the bare, naked pages of print.
Errol Morris delivers an impressionistic take on a remarkable life that is perhaps more wondrous than it has any right to be.
Curiously, getting lost in Fez's pixelated world becomes the game's greatest pleasure.
Despite tough breaks, happy endings prevail thanks to the intelligence and professionalism of law enforcement.
On BLUESAmericana, Keb' Mo' clears a few emotional cobwebs then plays in the mud. It's not his best, but it's got one of his best songs.
Smoke DZA's third album, Dream.Zone.Achieve, is strong on beats but weak on personality.
Nickolas Butler’s golden-toned Bon Iver-inspired novel about four friends in a small Wisconsin town has gorgeous intent, but too little purpose.
Lacking their usual frenetic pace and diverse instrumentation, Architecture in Helsinki put out something surprisingly boring
The renown British DJ hypes up some acid-inspired beats, but fails to capture attention.
The goods on Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold are such that it’s easy to consider that this artist is someone who is easily a person to keep tabs on and watch with careful scrutiny.
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.