Chronicling Stankonia is an engaging read, one that adroitly balances rigorous academic research with a deeply personal narrative about Black life and art in the post-Civil Rights Era in the South.
“I don’t work the system anymore, except as a last resort: I aim instead to bypass it. The better I have gotten at circumventing gatekeepers, the more successful my writing career has been.”
Though it’s classified as a comedy, Shiva Baby utilizes many of the stylistic trademarks found throughout the horror genre to merge painfully humorous discomfort with suffocatingly atmospheric terror.
This Is a Robbery is the most complete and compelling narrative yet about the looting of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Free from the stress of leading a major-label band on the road, Mark Sandman could always return home to Hypnosonics, an alternate vehicle for his elastic vision.
In his new book on film directors, critic David Thomson gives us plenty to think about and plenty more to argue about.
Nothing that guitarist Pat Metheny had done previously hinted at this sprawling 1981 masterpiece.
You need to hear this play. Especially if you are white and already “know” Othello. Listen again (and again) and prepare to question old assumptions.
The 51-minute piece represents a digital time capsule. It comprises 16 short episodes — reflections in movement of lives caught inside the pandemic — crafted by dance-maker collaborators.
Pop a bowl of popcorn, pour coke over a tall glass of ice, and listen to author and screenwriter Jesse Kornbluth’s irreverent, amusing take on the Oscars.