Clive James Proves That Great Literature Is Not Dead

Clive James Proves That Great Literature Is Not Dead

By Hans Rollman

Clive James’ Latest Readings provide a source of inspiration, wit, and lessons about life and art. 3 Aug 2015 // 7:00 AM

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21 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

Richard Thompson: Still

The Jeff Tweedy-produced Still may not surprise, but surprises aren't what Richard Thompson albums are about.

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How Do You Pin Down the Concept of Purgatory?

Heaven Can Wait surveys the impact of an otherworldly state on the earthly condition.

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Stephen Kalinich and Jon Tiven: Each Soul Has a Voice

Considering the substantial pedigrees of the principals involved, it’s hardly surprising that Each Soul Has a Voice boasts an archival feel, one that sounds so seemingly so retro it often goes askew.

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Equals in an Unequal Struggle in ‘Superman/Wonder Woman #19’

When Superman is at his most vulnerable, the strength of his relationship with Wonder Woman is revealed.

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‘Report to the Commissioner’ Explores Personal Politics on the Force

New York City's seedy underbelly of pimps and prostitutes is explored in this crime drama of police department politics.

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Freedom of Speech: It’s Complicated

David K. Shipler's latest is an insightful and balanced romp through the contested zones of free speech in America.

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20 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Ashley Monroe: The Blade

Her first album that can’t be construed as a debut, The Blade comes from a place of absolute confidence in talent, of assurance in what she’s doing.

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Eleventh Dream Day: Works For Tomorrow

Works For Tomorrow is not just a nice reminder of the Chicago rockers’ early vitality, it often feels as urgent and careening as any of their previous high-water marks.

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Fucked Up: Year of the Hare

Can a 23-minute long track with acoustic interludes be the best punk song of the decade?

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‘Mommy’ Is an Overpraised Mess of a Movie

Middlebrow, glib, and unjustifiably pleased with itself, the winner of the Cannes Jury Prize arrives on DVD.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: 'The Fall' Explores Artificial Intelligence and Identity

// Moving Pixels

"The Fall raises questions about the self and personal identity by considering how an artificial intelligence governs itself.

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