Three recordings that testify to the chameleonic power of the (usually) avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp.
These superb CDs, from musicians who are doing it their own way, on their own labels, celebrate the realms below and above us: the sea and the sky.
As Greta Thunberg travels the world, invited to speak to government bodies everywhere, she doesn’t every mince her words or try to build bridges. “You have messed up the environment!” is her shrill, righteous message.
Fangirls is a funny and poignant survey of an essential coming-of-age experience.
Song Machine rejuvenates the band’s core identity; it is the best music Gorillaz has made in a decade.
The spooky adventures in this Netflix/Egyptian produced series are entertaining enough to deserve a second season.
The terrific The Climb looks at bro-bonding in a way you’ve never quite seen.
Many Don DeLillo fans will overlook this novella’s somewhat stilted dialogue and perfunctory erotic scenes for the sake of another taste of his dark and knowing world.
Donald Levering’s poems exhort us to be less left-brained, to side more often with intuition, creativity, flights of fancy.
What Ayad Akhtar reveals, with stunning detail and a passion and an urgency rarely seen in American fiction, is that his is a story marked by a loneliness similar to that found in Melville, Dreiser, and T.S. Eliot, among others, and that puts him squarely in their company.