The Mystery of 'All That Man Is'

The Mystery of 'All That Man Is'

By Matthew Snider

David Szalay's novel preserves the mystery of modern manhood within an anthology of realism. 25 Oct 2016 // 8:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews
St. Vincent: St. Vincent (Deluxe Edition)

Dying her hair white is sadly analogous to the record as a whole. She sounds quirky for the sake of being quirky.

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Norman Blake: Wood, Wire & Words

Calling an album consisting of a dozen original songs traditional may seem strange, but Wood, Wire & Wood surely is. Blake pens story songs about past events and composes instrumentals with roots in an earlier period.

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Albert “Tootie” Heath Trio: Philadelphia Beat

The Tootie trio leave their stamp on the jazz world, with a few extra tricks up their sleeve, in Philadelphia Beat.

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If It Looks Like a Duck

In Howard the Duck #1, Zdarsky and Quinones get the most important things right. They get Howard right.

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‘Top Five’ Is the First Film to Fully Showcase Chris Rock’s Genius

Top Five is one of the most original and satisfying comedies in years.

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17 Mar 2015 // 2:06 AM

Twin Shadow: Eclipse

Subtlety is nowhere to be found on Twin Shadow's major label debut Eclipse. One thing is for certain though, George Lewis Jr. still has an undeniable knack for crafting a killer refrain.

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On the Very Bones of the Wireless World

The Undersea Network changes our imagination of communications infrastructure, revealing how culture, politics and geography interrelate in the global circulation of technology.

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Lilacs & Champagne: Midnight Features Vol. 2: Made Flesh

On the third full album from their side project, the guys from Grails deliver instrumental hip-hop with a dark side.

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Everlasting Lane Can Be a Harsh Place, Full of Beasts, Both Human and Animal

Everlasting Lane is an excellent reminder of how smart and intuitive children can be and how difficult childhood really is.

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Eternal Tapestry: Wild Strawberries

Wild Strawberries is Earth-minded space rock of its own kind, grounded in both American and European strains of psychedlia.

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//Mixed media

Oz Is Not As Down Under As Everyone Thinks It Is

// Re:Print

"Frank L. Baum's Oz isn't in the land of Aussies, as one might think, but in a far more magical setting.

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