It's Banned Books Week--the time of year to think of censored classics like J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye ("obscene"), Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer ("a cesspool") and Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita ("one of the filthiest books I've ever read"), and chuckle at the puritanical sensibilities of ... More >>
Score one for the phonies
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The Rolling Stone writer penned the introduction for the latest edition of the book.
The New Group premieres the latest from David Rabe
Pat Kiernan told us once, "Being a New Yorker is a state of mind. Not something on your birth certificate. The qualifications: some combination of knowledge of the city, love of the city, length of time here, and comfort with both defending and criticizing the city." Included in part one of that cla ... More >>
As a sobriquet, Disappears strongly implies some sort of vanishing point: stillness, quiescence, minimal house music. The reality, of course, is different the way a sledgehammer differs from a ball-peen hammer. On record, this Chicago quartet is all presence: a shuddering combustion-engine s ... More >>