Friday, October 25 2013
A.N Wilson's The Elizabethans is a very readable history, despite the author's inability to get out of his own way.
Wednesday, October 1 2014
While going to individual venue websites and finding booking information was usually a hassle before the advent of mobile apps, searching for that same information took less time than using this particular app.
Veteran Stones scribe Robert Greenfield captures a band, and its key relationship, in turmoil and on the cusp of change.
Andrew Rossi’s documentary Ivory Tower opts to generate heat rather than shed light on key issues in American higher education.
Trapped in the hour-long drama structure, the half-hour sitcom that The Mysteries of Laura might long to be never finds its footing.
Both familiar and challenging, Williams' new record invites her audience to dance slow and close to a set of adult songs for adult listeners.
Existential dread is nothing new for Will Oldham's performing persona, but this new record might be his most harrowing yet.
This novel became a Nicolas Cage movie about a year ago. Rent the movie; read the book. Both are worth your time.
Much of this New Zealand compilation recalls a promo sampler from 25 or 30 years ago, when "college rock" was a niche and variety encouraged on a more daring or more cocky label's eclectic roster.
On So Cow's first full-band record, the trio sounds natural and the songs instinctual, even as they tighten into tense, nervous coils, twisting the edges and tilting the balance of typical garage rock structures.
The album that crackles with fresh mojo while maintaining the authentic vibe of the originals that inspired the project in the first place.
Tuesday, September 30 2014
An issue about carrying on a legacy, but for only some of the right reasons.
One of Selfie’s biggest sins is how tone-deaf it is about social media and those who use it successfully.
Stapled onto an ephemeral present shaped by Lexus cars, Twitter, and transformational training, Murakami engages with timeless themes in his latest colourful tale.
Marvel is making their own live-action comic series, and while you don’t necessarily need to collect all the pieces to enjoy the story, there’s a much bigger payoff if you do.
It opens with images of mortality and ends with a monster’s operatic dance with a chain saw under a deathly, brooding Texas sun—it’s about America, man.
These two new albums are welcome additions to Prince's canon, as none of his post-2004 comeback discs are as wall-to-wall fun as these are.
Luke Winslow-King furthers his explorations of pre-war American music on his latest for Bloodshot.
Jam Gallahue and her English classmates are given journals to keep. But when they begin writing, something strange happens.
Former Carissa's Weird member Jenn Ghetto expands her solo project, S, into a full band for the best parts of Cool Choices. Oddly enough, it's when she's alone on the record that her emotions are the hardest to make out.