Melodies and shredding galore power Joe Satriani's most rocking release to date
Patrick Phillips has written a century-long history of racial violence and suppression in a Georgia county that, at every level, seems to mirror contemporary politics and social unrest in America.
Marvel's 2004 film THE PUNISHER is like the FRIENDS (TV Show) but with lowlives and a homicidal neighbor
A Farewell to Kings was a turning point in RUSH's career and a 1970s rock essential which still informs our world today.
Forty years after Ray Shell left New York for London, the original Rusty in Starlight Express finds his way home to the East Village.
Anchored by an unflinching cinéma vérité style and a powerful lead performance by Margita Gosheva, GLORY (SLAVA) thrives as a grave parable on the social media economy's corrupting influences against ethics and morality.
There's a reason why Ta-Nehesi Coates is often compared to James Baldwin, and there's a reason why Baldwin's work is so relevant in the age of Black Lives Matter. #MLKDay
The first day the music died: Setting the record straight about the tragic ending of legendary big band leader/trombonist Glenn Miller.
"...It's ridiculous if the rule is that, to be a #jazz musician, you can only play from this book of 500 standards and modern jazz tunes and if you play a pop tune you're a crossover sellout," says newcomer Ariel Pocock.
In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, politics becomes class politics. More explicitly, The Last Jedi is about working-class resistance.
Anderson East proves why his voice belongs on a jukebox with ENCORE. #PMPick
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"Women produce most of the world's foods, and yet women and girls make up most of the world's hungry."
If you can't make it to the @BataShoeMuseum, then pick up this oddly thrilling explanation of things we already suspect about footwear. @esemmelhack @UChicagoPress
Director Elaine May belongs to that list of otherwise male creative geniuses who naturally clash with the commercial system, including Erich Von Stroheim, Orson Welles, and Otto Preminger.
Georges Didi-Hubermann's BARK considers the implications of truth in images from this piece of the Holocaust.
Brad's Status starring Ben Stiller explores the embarrassing side of ourselves
No matter his artistic subject matter, Scott C.'s confident cheerfulness is obvious and infectious
What's wrong with our food system? Capitalism.
For Orson Welles, the director is "the man who presides over accidents but doesn't make them" and never were there more accidents over which to preside for Welles than in 'Othello'.
Glam rocker Kyle Craft talks about Dylan, Bowie, his new album and why Sub Pop Records is more like a family than a business in this wide-ranging new interview.
Jack Napier, aka the Joker, exposes the joke in Batman's methods without cracking a smile in DC Comics' #BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #4.
Prins Thomas' PRINS THOMAS 5 is a groovy, fascinating affair that shows how one of the truly innovative voices in #electronicmusic can make a pared-down, fun little groove album without any sort of burdening expectations being foisted upon it.
Reproductive rights and big city corruption from many years ago come back to haunt us in 'San Francisco's Queen of Vice: The Strange Career of Abortionist Inez Brown Burns' out now via BISON BOOKS.
Coming-out narratives have always comprised a core theme for queer comics and they show no sign of abating. Nor should they -- their importance transcends simply narrative qualities. #LGBT
'Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me' Criterion Edition is a must-have for fans of David Lynch and Twin Peaks.
#PREMIERE: Nashville alternative rock band The Lonely Biscuits creates a memorable, sing-a-long, jangle pop song with their latest single "Blue Glass".
The 2018 #ProgressiveRock/Metal Preview: The next 12 months offer superb new releases from several genre heavyweights.
Gazpacho Riverside Spock's Beard TesseracT Neal Morse The Sea Within Tool
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn absolutely astound on new LP Echo in the Valley. #PMPick Out now via Rounder Records.
Cary Grant's Operation Petticoat and Father Goose: The extras in these Olive Films Blu-rays will give you a new appreciation for these films.
The 100 Greatest Alternative Songs of the '80s
Terry Gilliam's JABBERWOCKY takes the enticingly evocative, nearly blank canvas of Lewis Carroll's poem and fills it with a parody of medieval banalities that make the film a grimier, far less amusing companion to Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Out now via The Criterion Collection.
What does the record collector collect when the desired product is too expensive? Perhaps a bootlegged version shunned by the fussy connoisseur, an untended but degraded gem that ironically coincides with the vibrant decadence of Shanghai's colonial era.
Nonplace Records celebrates pioneering German #electronic artist Burnt Friedman on this career-spanning anthology.
Ursula K Leguin's understanding of aliens, or others of any stripe, is more evolved than ours.
Deft and crude, Michael Wolff's gossipy Trump Administration rip-and-read #FireAndFury tells us what we already know—America is led by a mendacious man-child surrounded by dishonorable lackeys—but in a pungent style that makes it resonate.
Is Journalism's Fear of Bias Worse Than Bias Itself?
Laura Mulvey's 'Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema' is in mind when watching Jacques Rivette's arguably feminist film, CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING, now on BFI Blu-ray.
Mass Effect reveals itself to have been questioning you. What kind of player are you? What kind of person?
Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 'Vampyr' Is the best vampire movie you’ve never seen. Out now via The Criterion Collection.
Awful things have happened to the Game of Thrones characters, but those that haven't been killed are living proof of Nietzsche's maxim.
Reaktion Books' CATS IN ART reflects societies' general kindness or cruelty toward the feline. Indeed, this is much more than "just" an art book.
Brad's Status starring Ben Stiller explores anxiety and dread and feelings of inadequacy. Isn't that something we all can relate to? #Interview with director Mike White.
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