Theres Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

There’s Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

By Hans Rollman

The Envelope Manufacturer is a light parable on the ravages of neoliberal capitalism. 11 Feb 2016 // 8:00 AM

Read more
//Recent Reviews

9 Feb 2010 // 8:58 PM

St. Trinian’s

The girls in this remake are pampered brats whose anti-authoritianism is of the pre-packaged kind you can buy off the rack at Hot Topic.

READ more
Tetuzi Akiyama and Toshimaru Nakamura: Semi-Impressionism

The way it plays we imagine electronics as random sounds, everything as random sound; electronics as "nature sound", everything as nature sound.

READ more

9 Feb 2010 // 8:56 PM

Jenn Grant: Echoes

Canada's Jenn Grant offers another compelling disc of soulful pop à la Fiona Apple.

READ more
Independent Lens: P-Star Rising

Preternaturally patient with all the needy, flustered, and demanding adults around her, Priscilla Diaz is also childish (righteously) and astute (luckily).

READ more
Anti-Flag: 27 January 2010 - Austin, TX

After the show, the band shakes hands, bumps fists and exchanges high-fives with numerous fans, demonstrating once again that Anti-Flag is most definitely a band for and of the people.

READ more
Black is the New White. A Memoir by Paul Mooney

It’s hard to mess up this type of vanity project, especially when your wagon’s so firmly hitched to a star as big as Richard Pryor. So how did Black is the New White go so wrong?

READ more

8 Feb 2010 // 9:00 PM

Inglourious Basterds

The bad news is that the Weinsteins may have been right about trimming some of the fat; the good news is that even a flawed Tarantino is better than a perfect most anyone else.

READ more

8 Feb 2010 // 9:00 PM

Hot Chip: One Life Stand

Opening their hearts and streamlining their sound at the same time, Hot Chip make their most unabashed and colourful record, and maybe their best.

READ more
The Go Find: Everybody Knows It’s Gonna Happen Only Not Tonight

The Go Find somehow sounds familiar -- one more Europop band mining a bedroom indie pop sensibility -- and yet wholly distinct in a simultaneous space.

READ more
Harvey Milk: Harvey Milk

The sludge greats' notorious debut album finally gets a proper release after nearly 17 years.

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media

Double Take: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969)

// Short Ends and Leader

"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

READ the article