Saul Austerlitz

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  • 7 years ago

    An archaeological dig through David Bowie's astonishingly varied career as a musician and cultural provocateur eventually reveals three sharply distinguished phases: the 1970s Glam Androgyny Era, the 1980s Mainstream-Chasing Era, and the Return to...

  • 8 years ago

    I've invited novelist Paul Beatty to meet me at a restaurant that no longer exists. Informed that the writer lives in the East Village, I'd suggested meeting at Alphabet Kitchen on Avenue A. It's a nice, quiet place—perfect for an interview ...

  • 8 years ago

    We don't only want Man Man to bring the drama—we expect them to. On 2004's The Man in a Blue Turban With a Face and 2006's Six Demon Bag, wickedly charismatic lead singer Honus Honus ranted and railed like his sweater was on fire, and the ba...

  • 8 years ago

    Like the CIA or the NSA, Sublime Frequencies is an institution that thrives on secrecy. The Seattle-based global-pop label issues albums with minimal fanfare, conducts bare-bones promotion, and eschews the limelight. Penetrate that first layer of ...

  • 8 years ago

    What is the difference between objectivity and even-handedness? The War on Film, an eight-part Spanish television program showing for the first time in its entirety outside of Spain as part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's three-week-long "...

  • 8 years ago

    Any fan of Singin' in the Rain knows all about Hollywood's chaotic transition to sound: microphones hidden in flowerpots, starlets squeaking through musical numbers, out-of-sync dialogue. Perhaps because it never threw the industry into a tizzy of...


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