Wednesday, March 5 2014
On Sister Raygun, Clouder, with its proto-punk fierceness and dark airs, acts as an antidote to many neutered and trendy acts of today.
For all of its shortcomings, All Her Fault can be a fun disc, if one comes to it with a certain appreciation for this prolific artist.
Isaiah Rashad's jump into the public eye solidifies him as one of the best up-and-coming rappers to watch out for. Smooth production and intricate lyricism make this one of the most enjoyable releases of the year so far.
The Nashville quartet offers up a lively mishmash.
Tuesday, March 4 2014
The Road to Fame reveals the connections between past and present, between the two generations shaped by China's one child policy -- and their desire for fame.
This is an engaging biographical documentary that’s all performance and a romance film that’s filled with endless pain.
DC’s ‘No.3’ hero continues to be almost an anomaly in her own title compared with the cast of characters that surround her.
The addled combinations of sap and syrup, air and gravity, evaporation and consolidation also serve as a humble harbinger of global warming.
In many ways, Blue is the Warmest Color is everything Free Fall should have been.
If there is but one thing in Diana worth our time, it is watching the extraordinary Naomi Watts as she respectfully portrays Princes Di.
St. Carolyn by the Sea / There Will Be Blood is a breathtaking classic for the future. Pop/classical crossovers will never be the same.
Lifted is an absorbing exploration into how the introduction of elevators into buildings transformed cities and the experience of living and working in them.
This is an LP that merits liberal use of the repeat button, and, even when it occasionally misfires, there’s always something interesting just around the corner.
As much as critics privilege perceived innovation, how many bands working in the rock/pop idiom truly have developed their own musical language? The Caribbean has.
Rosanne Cash’s conceit is that one has to look outward to see what’s inside. The public landmarks just serve as reminders of one’s private thoughts.
These songs are dull, forgettable, and mostly interchangeable.
Monday, March 3 2014
For the most part, Those Who Kill lets you feel cynical and all-knowing. But with the camera on Chloë Sevigny's pale, ghastly face, you also feel you can never know enough.
Come eat from the trashcan of ideology with Slavoj Zizek.
Timothy Schaffert draws upon L. Frank Baum's Oz mythology for his gorgeous fifth novel, The Swan Gondola.
The Juvenile Justice System remains wrong in its conception of zero tolerance. Lives are being destroyed.