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Bill Sherman

Bill Sherman is a Books editor for Blogcritics. With his lovely wife Rebecca Fox, he has co-authored a light-hearted fat acceptance romance entitled Measure By Measure.

Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor: Unsung Hero

The focus of the most recent trade collection of Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor series, Unsung Hero (Dark Horse), may initially throw readers coming to Pekar’s comics from the currently released American Splendor flick. Instead of the autobiographical thoughts and travails of Cleveland’s most famous file clerk, Hero recounts the Vietnam …

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Marshall Crenshaw, What’s in the Bag?

Partway into slow country waltz “Will We Ever?,” the opening track to Marshall Crenshaw’s first real studio album in four years, I started worrying that MC had made his Nick Lowe move, de-emphasizing his once impeccable rockin’ pop crispness in pursuit of a more muted sound. (“It’s Dig My Mood …

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Grandaddy, Sumday

Mark my words, it’s already been a good year for smartpop. Between the New Pornographers and Fountains of Wayne – now this summery disc from Grandaddy – canny popgeeks have had plenty of opportunity to taste the pleasures of hooks & harmonies, strummed guitars & rockin’ midtempos, subtle keybs & …

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