Escaping abjection's usual confines of psychoanalysis and aesthetic modernism, the contributors to Abjection Incorporated examine a range of media, including literature, photography, film, television, talking dolls, comics, and manga. Enjoy this generous excerpt, courtesy of Duke University Press.
Todd Snider's 2004 album, East Nashville Skyline, is getting a new lease on life with a new vinyl edition, but the veteran troubadour remains creatively restless and committed to his musical future. "I might sound like I know how life works but I don't. I know less about it all the time."
There is a palpable buzz surrounding Isle of Wight singer-songwriter Lauran Hibberd. Throughout 2019, she has been capturing hearts with her electrifying live shows, chock full of whip-smart, playful indie-pop songs anthems infused with her wonderfully twisted, caustic wit.
With Similar Canvas, Brooklyn-based experimental quartet JOBS works closely with visual artist Sam King to create a striking single that feeds off another art form.
Marshall Crenshaw is re-releasing five albums beginning with 1996's Miracle of Science. The new bonus track by singer-songwriter Daniel Wylie is the first taste. "There are lots of great things in Daniel Wylie's catalog, including this dark, beautiful gem," says Crenshaw.
Director Midge Costin, who explores the art of cinematic sound in her documentary, Making Waves, shows how we are informed as much by sound as we are our visual world.
The multi-instrumentalist from Wilder Maker and Debo Band, Gabriel Birnbaum draws from a deep well of inspiration on his first solo album.
Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, and other members of the old guard might be battling with the MCU about the quality of superhero movies, but the business of how we consume film is changing, like it or not.
When was the last time you went an entire day without encountering a face? Probably literally never.
Director Trey Edward Shults and the cast of Waves break down the process of making their emotionally raw family drama.
The wonderfully simple concept in Talkboy's "Hollow Sphere" sees someone trying to hide their anxieties behind a smile.
'Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band' Is Essential Listening (album stream) (premiere)
Big Band of Brothers is a truly remarkable and imaginative take on the music of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, rendered with affection and imagination, it asks us to appreciate the true genius of Macon, Georgia's finest.
Madeon shot to fame as a teenager as a new dance music hero, then withdrew from the world as he battled with his emotions. Now, with his thoughtful sophomore album, Madeon is back with an evolved sound and a new outlook, ready to connect with people like never before.
With a performance of "Stockholm", Austin folk duo Penny and Sparrow drop the third video in their live 'Takeaway' series with SouthBound Creative.
Brooklyn-based art pop artist, Katmaz dances his cares away with a new single (and video) that chronicles a doomed long-distance relationship.
Country-pop's Laura Oakes takes us into the all-too-familiar world of family dysfunction with her tongue-in-cheek new single, "Welcome to the Family".
Indie pop singer-songwriter Alec Shaw brings gospel flavoring to a new live rendition of "Fools Gold", a song about observing the grey areas in religion.
Director Ben Berman set out to make a documentary about a magician. The Amazing Jonathan Documentary became a meta-documentary that raises ethical questions about documentaries.
Fans have pledged $11M to a Dungeons & Dragons group because they champion safety and inclusion. Does this have larger, real-world implications?
How death, legal battles, and scavengers couldn't stop the legacy of Gang Starr, one of the most important pillars of hip-hop.