In 'The Last Days of New Paris', Art Kills Nazis

In 'The Last Days of New Paris', Art Kills Nazis

By Chris Barsanti

In Miéville’s imagining, art isn't something to hang in a museum. It is politics. It is freedom. Like Woody Guthrie’s guitar of old, this art kills fascists. 30 Aug 2016 // 8:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews
Mick Moloney: McNally’s Row of Flats (Irish American Songs of Old New York, by Harrigan and Br

As a musician, Moloney opted for catchy tunes with humorous lyrics. While presumably Harrigan and Braham had melancholic and/or cloying tunes about the old country or troubles in the New World, none of them can be found here.

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17 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Pink: I’m Not Dead

Who says you can't turn a funeral into a party? Pink says you can. And what Pink says goes.

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Secret Machines: Ten Silver Drops

A huge step for a band destined to make an album of beginning-to-end psychedelic space-rock perfection.

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The BellRays: Have a Little Faith

The BellRays are the band that convince the MC5 they'd have been better off in Memphis.

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Black Sabbath: Greatest Hits 1970-1978

Does Ozzy want a special prize for helping to invent the power ballad? Because I've got a bullet with his name on it right here, if so.

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Jimmy Cobb: Marsalis Music Honors Jimmy Cobb

A solid band pedigree propels this recording to impressive height.

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17 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Shoplifting: Body Stories

It brims over with precisely the kind of heartfelt, politically-charged fervor that's far more likely to save rock, or at least to instill a true appreciation of its potential power, than any number of self-indulgently retro-oriented celebrants of traditional excess and irony.

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16 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

PopMatters Event Review

It's the time of year when academics come together to discuss the finer points of pop culture, because, you know, pop really does matter.

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Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion: From Reagan’s Workplaces to Clinton’s Columbine and Beyon

It is a book that will pummel your boundaries of acceptability if you don't keep an open mind. But it is an artifact that we, as a culture, should digest and ponder.

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16 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Tim Easton: Ammunition

Ammunition was recorded over two years while Easton was satiating his wanderlust, and it feels like life on the road: immediate, restless, and inspired.

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The Vast Loneliness of 'No Man's Sky'

// Moving Pixels

"You cannot escape yourself in No Man's Sky. There is little to do but analyze the self.

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