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Latest CD reviews [ view all ]

The labyrinth scored for 11 different cats

review by Ian Simmons

A medieval penitential labyrinth interpreted in purrs. Very high concept.

Skullflower

review by Ian Simmons

Experimental drone metal, apparently.

Victrola favourites

review by Ian Simmons

Misogyny, yodelling and songs about pigs - unmissable

Rosemarie

review by Ian Simmons

Break out the patchouli, guys...

Revolutions

review by Douglas Messerli

Almodóvar's Volver is a kind of 'revolution' is several senses.

Latest book reviews [ view all ]

Clueless in Laboe

review by Jim Chaffee

Beyond brown and bubbly

review by Jim Chaffee

Reading Louis Armand’s Breakfast at Midnight

A sickness called America - Thor Garcia’s The News Clown

review by Jim Chaffee

"Thor’s coming of age is not set against an adolescent nation establishing borders or growing through hard times to become a major power, but rather against a decaying and degenerate nation populated with inbred, narcissistic adolescents long past their second decades."

The Gospel of Wealth: towards a new generation of American consumership

review by Jim Chaffee

A review of Economics and Finance for the American Way of Life

Family Romance

review by John-Ivan Palmer

“Mother raises the kids in the father’s absence and tries to keep them clean. Clean of what? Pathogens! A pathogen in this context is both an organism and a meme, always the other guy’s.”

Latest film reviews [ view all ]

A sound in the night

review by Douglas Messerli

Eastwood's film Jersey Boys is likeable but not very profound

A question of silence

review by Seamus Sweeney

Berberian Sound Studio and The Numbers Station both use silence to communicate

Surviving through suicide

review by Douglas Messerli

Richard Ayoade's The Double may not be truly great, but at least it attempts to tackle the big issues

A sound in the night

review by Douglas Messerli

Clint Eastwood's film about The Four Seasons is likeable but but not very profound.

The last civilized man

review by Douglas Messerli