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Music Review: Brandy’s New Album, Human

Music Review: Brandy’s New Album, Human

After a 4 year hiatus, Brandy is back with her 5th studio album, Human. It’s an extremely personal effort that sounds like entries ripped from the singer’s diary. Brandy fans will be happy to hear that her voice has matured and rides the beat effortlessly as she [Read More]

Music Review: The Weepies’ Hideaway

Music Review: The Weepies’ Hideaway

Hideaway is the follow-up to The Weepies' critically acclaimed 2006 album Say I Am You.  You know it was critically acclaimed because you could barely throw a rock without hitting a TV showing a mainstream drama featuring a track from the album.  But [Read More]

Music Review: Mountain Battles by The Breeders

Music Review: Mountain Battles by The Breeders

I’ll be perfectly honest—I have a giant girl-crush on Kim Deal.  It first started when I was in junior high and The Breeders’ smash hit “Cannonball” was all over the alternative airwaves.  I was absolutely devastated when I was [Read More]

Music Review: Counting Crows’ Saturday Nights

Music Review: Counting Crows’ Saturday Nights

Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings is the first new studio release from Counting Crows since 2002's Hard Candy.  Unlike Hard Candy, which I didn't particularly care for, Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings really takes me back to the earlier, less saccharine [Read More]

Music Review: Dropkick Murphys

Music Review: Dropkick Murphys

March should a month to celebrate the Irish heritage – including its music.  With a name as Irish as mine, it would be almost blasphemous for me not to celebrate my green blood.  This usually involves green dyed hair, green and white beads, my “kiss [Read More]

Music Review: The Bird and the Bee

Music Review: The Bird and the Bee

The Southern California duo of Inara George and Greg Kurstin, better known as the bird and the bee (humbly titled with no caps in the name) released their self-titled debut album in the US on January 23rd.  This album blends a lot of interesting sounds.  Think [Read More]

Music Review: The Velvet Underground

Music Review: The Velvet Underground

David Byrne (Talking Heads) said that rock and roll as he knows it is dead.  It may be true that we no longer have the vastly influential music of the 60’s being created, but that music still influences modern rock.  Rock seems to have forgotten its [Read More]

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A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

Here is a tiny little film that barely earned $320,000 in total box-office receipts world-wide and screened only in 11 [Read More]

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

THE AMERICAN is a philosophical exercise on what constitutes “The Reality.” Can we tell what’s going on inside a [Read More]

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Going through my library this weekend, I came across an old copy of Harold Bloom’s classic, The Western Canon. [Read More]

Critics in Love

Critics in Love

This blog isn’t wont to dole out dating advice.  Thinking upon my own predicament trying to find romance, [Read More]

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The other day, I read an article in the New York Times regarding the American military’s turn to renewable [Read More]

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