War Changes People, Though Not Necessarily for the Better

War Changes People, Though Not Necessarily for the Better

By Diane Leach

Predating Suite Française in time and tone The Fires of Autumn is an amazingly prescient look at war and greed. 6 May 2015 // 7:00 AM

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//Recent Reviews

14 Sep 2009 // 2:40 AM

Hoarders

Hoarders vividly illustrates the psychological effects of hoarding, the feelings of shame, worthlessness, and despair caused by living in an uncontrollable mess.

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13 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

Trouble the Water

The Lower Ninth Ward, where less than 20 percent of the houses are occupied, is still as bad as it was pre-Hurricane Katrina -- or worse.

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It Feels So Good When I Stop by Joe Pernice

Pernice channels his inner Charles Bukowski by offering a tome that is totally dirty realism intact.

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13 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

Muse: The Resistance

The Resistance lacks the kickass histrionics and monumental spectacle of previous efforts that kept imitators away with a 10-foot obelisk.

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13 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

Thrice: Beggars

Smoky moments of eerie foreboding mix with casually constructed guitar riffs in an album that scorns heavy production in favor of group cohesion and a well-worn texture.

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Nitin Sawhney: London Undersound

Neither angry nor elegiac enough, Sawhney's eighth studio album is a highly professional, too-slick response to the changed spaces of the city.

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13 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

Guitar Hero 5

The year that Guitar Hero finally succumbs to Rock Band in terms of publicity (and perhaps sales) is also the year that Guitar Hero may well be the better game.

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Rothbury Music Festival: 2-5 July 2009 - Rothbury, MI

Set amidst the trees and expansive meadows of western Michigan, over the 4th of July weekend, Rothbury was able to capture the scenic appeal of West-Coast festivals, with the all star lineup that commercialized Midwest festivals, like the “now legendary” Bonnaroo, regularly bring to the table.

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Ricky Skaggs: Ricky Skaggs Solo: Songs My Dad Loved

You probably couldn’t find an album more heartfelt or more homespun than this one.

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13 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

Matisyahu: Light

Most of Matisyahu’s moralist heralding feels quite contrived and unsure of its position, or it is simply drowned out.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

// Short Ends and Leader

"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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