'The Black Notebook' Shows Modianos Undiminished Capacity to Conjure the Magic of Paris

'The Black Notebook' Shows Modiano’s Undiminished Capacity to Conjure the Magic of Paris

By Hans Rollman

Someday, perhaps, a virtual reality headset will achieve something like what Patrick Modiano has done here. 21 Feb 2017 // 7:30 AM

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29 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Smashing Orange: 1991

Unsurprisingly, the work by this forgotten shoegaze band is, well, extremely forgettable.

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	Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: A Love Supreme

From media-hyped name but highly talented W. Marsalis, a very Ellingtonian orchestral work founded on a Coltrane work famous like Coltrane for being famous: but a very considerable consolidating achievement.

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	Full White Drag: Everything Will Fall on One Night

A strong EP of blistering indie rock from a band that's figuring out how to do it right.

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29 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

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e:gum's beats are harsh but their hooks are sharp -- an interesting juxtaposition that makes for distinctive, if occasionally underwhelming results.

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29 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

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The eBay Effect: Inside a Worldwide Obsession

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29 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Acts of Faith by Philip Caputo

Doug and Quinette's Manichean worldview proves particularly disastrous when combined with a singularly American strain of optimism, a kind of militant Pollyanna spirit often expressed by neoconservatives and some liberal humanitarians.

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Crazed Fruit: Criterion Collection (1956)

Natsuhisa poses as something of a mentor to Haruji, but also reveals a low-grade competitiveness that will soon spiral into full-blown resentment and malice.

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This a wonderful addition to the collection of any Soul Coughing fan, a canny and timely reminder of just how good these guys were.

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Without a rip or a roar, the first disc passes harmlessly -- it's the quieter second disc that truly demands attention.

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On Truth and Dark Turns in 'Tickled'

// Short Ends and Leader

"The tickling wormhole seems to be getting deeper...

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