Pilot X puts a crimp on the business in silent film.
Four characters search for healing and resolution in the wake of a San Francisco earthquake in Elizabeth Percer's ALL STORIES ARE LOVE STORIES.
In Walerian Borowczyk's STORY OF SIN there's a realism articulated through a psychological terror
Los Straitjackets covering Nick Lowe is just so perfect
#PREMIERE: Nashville indie rockers *repeat repeat come storming out of the gate with impressive new music after recent signing to Dangerbird Records.
In this new interview, Mastodon rhythm guitarist Bill Kelliher delves into how loss and life shaped their sixth outing, Emperor of Sand. Warner Bros. Records
#PREMIERE: Brilliant indie pop artist St. Lenox has a new visual album on tap. Watch the video for "When I Return".
Author Lizzy Goodman talks with PopMatters about beautiful, accessible, sexy, dirty, pretty punk rock and her new book, Meet Me in the Bathroom, which shows how The Strokes and other indie bands revitalized NYC's rock scene in the early 2000s. Dey Street Books
Do Make Say Think (official)'s 'Stubborn Persistent Illusions' is a strong return for a band that crafts unique, expressive, and loose soundscapes. Constellation Records
Celebrating The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band with a little help from their friends; Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, and more.
INTERVIEW: Will Stratton talks about his latest album ROSEWOOD ALMANAC out now via Bella Union, his intricate guitar technique, and the need to write music in tumultuous times.
#PREMIERE: Bubblemath returns after 15 years with sophomore release on Cuneiform Records that combines melodic and mathematical ecstasy.
The profession of teaching has taught me that Anne Lamott’s view of merciful action is impractical and improper. Riverhead Books
How #hiphop MCs like P Money master their vocals through breath control
Even those familiar with Paul Gauguin’s work will gain fresh perspective of the “savage” artist from this graphic novel. SelfMadeHero
SHAKE IT UP is a rollicking greatest-hits of music criticism, an awesomely unwieldy pile of opinion. The Library of America
Unsure of what kind of comedy it wants to be, satirical film War Machine says what few have been willing to say.
Wherein Hamlet is no longer a neurotic male in princely guise but a woman invested with an identity crisis.
Who can listen to Eminem's discography today and not be struck by one of popular music’s most prolonged and extraordinary expressions of interminable sadness?
Christina Strain and Amilcar Pinna bring the X-men's young guns back into the mix with a fresh foundation devoid of sterilization or extinction.
#Cannes 2017: Looking for fresh ways to raise social awareness, Jupiter's Moon and Okja mix genres to the point of becoming mutants. Festival de Cannes
WHITE HILLS can't and won't stop smashing the state in smashing fashion. Thrill Jockey Records #PMPick
Harry Hill pulls funny faces and he does stupid things. But these are things I like in a comedian (as opposed to, say, a US president).
Coldcut and On-U Sound team with a stellar slate of guests to show just how much they've influenced modern music. Ninja Tune #PMPick
How Norman Mailer, while preparing 1979's The Executioner's Song, collaborated with Jack Henry Abbott and opened doors that should have remained shut.
Art historian Bridgett Quinn is an engaging writer with a knack for choosing the telling anecdote in BROAD STROKES. Chronicle Books
No matter what Soundgarden's Chris Cornell did, there was always the sense that he was doing what he wanted. #ChrisCornell
THEFT BY FINDING is like reading the first few David Sedaris books in miniature, but now we see Sedaris all grown up. Little, Brown and Company
Joel Dinerstein's The Origins of Cool in Postwar America is an oddly reassuring handbook for the future of resistance. University of Chicago Press
There's no such thing as a premature ending for a video game. There's only your ending.
All the world really is a stage in Dominic Dromgoole's HAMLET: GLOBE TO GLOBE - a funny and enlightening testament to ambitious ventures. #Shakespeare Grove Atlantic
If Haruki Murakami made films instead of writing books, this is what they might look like
Fans have killed the magic of mystery in Hollywood films
#PREMIERE: North Mississippi Allstars' Luther Dickinson co-produced a tribute to Sun Records with a star-studded group of Americana musicians releasing 6/16. Here is his take on the Howlin' Wolf classic, "Moanin' at Midnight".
iZombie's "Some Like It Hot Mess" answers one big question, sets up more, and establishes the direction of the season
Contrary to popular belief, the #blues were not born in the Mississippi Delta.
Pokey LaFarge's MANIC REVELATIONS is a vibrant and often brassy mix that would sound equally at home at a Harlem rent party as a small-town barn dance. #PMPick Rounder Records
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Riverdale began as a deep-fried Twinkie of a guilty pleasure show and grew into a chocolate bar of a guilty pleasure.
Through participatory Web 2.0 culture, archives have moved from preserved, cherished documents to the structure of everyday life. The MIT Press
Paul Weller still makes vibrant, essential music. A Kind of Revolution is among his most impassioned and focused. #PMPick Warner Bros. Records
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