Marguerite Duras: A Sublime Passion

Marguerite Duras: A Sublime Passion

By Hans Rollman

An intimate interview with France’s acclaimed woman of letters reveals the power of silence. 24 Aug 2016 // 8:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews
Ari Roland: Sketches from a Bassists Album

The gigantic sound of Roland's bass gives this quartet set, classic bebop mostly of his compositions, an individual sound. Chris Byars certainly has one of the most beautiful sounds on tenor today.

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9 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Extra Golden: Ok-Oyot System

There were three reasons why I wanted to love this album...

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The Black Heart Procession: The Spell

For their fifth album, Pall and Tobias seem stuck on Three Mile Autopilot.

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9 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Like Young: Last Secrets

Chicago's the Like Young buries hatchets, sings songs, and sounds fresh, pulling away from the stripped garage sound and heading into a thicker, more complicated version of the future.

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Elvis Costello/The Metropole Orkest: My Flame Burns Blue

Costello's latest non-rock excursion finds him fronting a 52-piece jazz orchestra at the 2004 North Sea Jazz Festival.

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9 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

NOMO: New Tones

Heady band encourages dancing and contemplation in measures that aren't quite equal, and that's a good thing.

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Acid Mothers Temple and the Cosmic Inferno: Starless and Bible Black Sabbath

This damaging riff-quake from Japan's premier freak-rock collective may very well be the sound Woody Allen had in mind when he coined the phrase "maximum heaviosity".

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8 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

That 70s Show: Season 4

From commonalities to clichés, That 70s Show runs the gamut.

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Sergeant Bilko - 50th Anniversary Edition (The Phil Silvers Show)

The first episode, 'New Recruits', is a wonderful introduction, establishing not only characters and set-up, but also the series' underlying morality.

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The Golden Girls: The Complete Fifth Season

The girls are back. And, as demonstrated in The Golden Girls: The Complete Fifth Season, the series' original sophistication has come back with them.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Virtual Reality and Storytelling: What Happens When Art and Technology Collide?

// Moving Pixels

"Virtual reality is changing the face of entertainment, and I can see a future when I will find myself inside VR listening to some psych-rock while meditating on an asteroid.

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