John Foster / 25 Nov 2022

Think Different

Culture from the Slums, by Jeff Hayton

Based on the flurry of academic titles about it over the last decade, punk has become as common to college curriculums as it is to the Top 40. Why this took so long is baffling.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 17 Nov 2022

Neither the US nor Russia

Sergio Leone’s Fistful of Dollars

Because Sergio Leone didn’t make films set in Europe or ones that obviously dealt with the continent’s problems, he has been excluded from the pantheon of its greatest postwar auteurs: Cocteau, Bergman, Fellini, Godard, Fassbinder, Truffaut, and Antonioni. (...)

Charlie Bertsch / 09 Nov 2022

Post-Rock Against Nostalgia

Paste, by Moin

On their second album, Paste, the London trio of Tom Halstead, Joe Andrews, and Valentina Magaletti fashion a compelling palimpsest of bands that tried to move beyond the clichés of traditional rock and roll without entirely abandoning its foundations.(...)

Josh White / 07 Nov 2022

Still a Tory Tabloid

The Daily Star Gets Veg

It’s not every night that a national tabloid beams a picture of a lettuce onto Parliament. This image may be more memorable than Liz Truss’s actual policies.(...)

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