Tuesday, October 14 2014
Pearl Jam's shows are more and more memorable for hardcore fans but they still remain approachable for everyone as they pulled from their earliest releases in St. Louis.
The challenges for Americans and other countries to grapple with are not economic ones, and they are not narrow, technically ‘scientific’ ones. They are moral and philosophical ones.
"It’s not the greatest #1 I’ve ever read by a long shot but…"
Richard Brooks's adaptation of Elmer Gantry lives and dies on Burt Lancaster's strangest, most unforgettable performance.
Gazelle Twin's Unflesh is as immaculate as a hotel in a JG Ballard novel, and just as bloody scary.
Celebrated book designer Peter Mendelsund considers how readers construct (or fail to construct) visual images in their minds in What We See When We Read.
Deathless should cement Revocation as one of the top metal bands in the world, if they haven’t already reached such lofty heights on previous releases.
Aldean's personal life, and Nashville's change of direction, isolate the listener and reinforce stereotypes.
Abaporu is a record that, despite all of its differing hues, manages to come across as a unified mosaic of sound.
The jazz trio, supplemented by frequent partner John Scofield, put out another appealing blend of jazz and groove music -- a flavorful if somewhat slight version of what they do best.
Texas in July is so lifeless that not even the transfusion of a whole new line-up can revive this corpse.
Monday, October 13 2014
Why shouldn’t a maligned genre -- and romantic comedies are nothing if not maligned -- follow in drama's footsteps?
His Ph.D revoked, a man fueled by anger returns to an institution he despises in Primordial: An Abstraction.
Even when Obvious Child lacks interesting conflict, it still admirably presents women in a way atypical from mainstream cinema.
OK Go successfully dips a toe into synth-rock without forgetting their power-pop roots, yet they still manage to include a small handful of outright clunkers.
What really happens when you hit rock bottom?
How many times can you challenge your audience to join you at the top of the room before these big moves become big tropes?
The Canadian singer-songwriter decides that pop music is no place for individualism or high-energy performances on her third album.
The latest from Philadelphia guitar wizard Mike Polizze gives voice to his catchy, pop-loving side.
Fly guy Mark Turner makes a sparse quartet really work for him and you.