Nobody Won the 'War for the Soul of America'

Nobody Won the 'War for the Soul of America'

By Jon Lisi

Andrew Hartman’s engaging exploration of the culture wars confirms that the conflicts will never be resolved because both sides are too extreme for America's moderate middle-ground. 1 Jun 2015 // 8:00 AM

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//Recent Reviews
This Is Pop: In Search of the Elusive at Experience Music Project by Eric Weisbard

'Creativity has become reduced to taste games,' says Reynolds, and thus 'music for music's sake' has become the primary force driving the authorial role in pop. Will someone knight this guy, already?"

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Sling Blade - Director’s Cut (Miramax Collector’s Series) (1996)

Sling Blade is a piece of true Southern Gothic in the vein of Flannery O'Connor, Harry Crews, and (yes, I'll say it) William Faulkner.

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6 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Coyote Ugly: The Unrated Extended Cut (2000)

Melanie Lynskey, despite being underused in the film, says more with a couple of gestures and expressions than anyone else does with dialogue.

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5 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Various Artists: Africa Remix: Ah Freak Iya

Art and music join together to form an interesting and attractive recording from an exotic land.

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5 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Saul Zonana: 42 Days

Summertime is upon us and that means everything is heating up... and Zonana's new album is hot...

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	Partyline: Girls With Glasses

The party line on this Partyline is simple: Fun, mildly nostalgic but altogether uninspiring.

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	Morning Spy: The Silver Age

A fine record with loud echoes of other fine bands and records. If they're not careful someone might accuse them of something untoward.

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	Tord Gustavsen Trio: The Ground

This delicately balanced piano trio blends slow tempos, a gospel feel, and delicious restraint into something lovely. You almost feel guilty for liking something so beautiful, but this music gets under your skin and into your head.

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	Grey DeLisle: Iron Flowers

Critics will alter their year-end lists, thanks to this stellar album to which descriptions like 'Americana' or 'traditional' do not begin to do justice.

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5 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Richard Davis: Details

This is a minimal house record recorded with a deep house sensibility, and fastened to a sincerely gorgeous pop framework.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Kiasmos: 26 May 2015 - Rough Trade NYC (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Kiasmos is the exciting, dark and trippy electronic project from Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen.

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