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Music Review: Kim and Reggie Harris – Get on Board! Underground Railroad & Civil Rights Songs Volume 2

Get On Board! is certainly a valuable and timely record, and Kim and Reggie Harris should be commended for continuing to highlight this music. Read More »

Music Review: Corrine Bailey Rae – Live in London & New York

This set belongs in the music collection of Corrine Bailey Rae fans and newcomers to her music alike. Read More »

Music Review: Kaiser Chiefs – Yours Truly, Angry Mob

Here's hoping their sophomore set proves to be a grower for the band’s style. Read More »

Music Review: Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton – Knives Don’t Have Your Back

After a few listens it’s easier to forgive Haines from moving away from rock and roll. Read More »

Book Review: The Rock & Roll Film Encyclopedia by John Kenneth Muir

Don't be fooled, this encyclopedia is less Britannica and more Reader's Digest. Read More »

Music Review: Happy Feet Soundtrack

Happy Feet has some great music, but for the discerning listener it amounts to a decent EP with a lot of filler. Read More »

Music Review: 8-Bit Operators: The Music of Kraftwerk

Is there a band better suited to the 8-bit treatment than Kraftwerk? It’s hard to imagine one. The German electronic trio’s spacey, dread-infested synthscapes have been influencing DJs and other electronica-minded musicians for over 30 years, since Kraftwerk debuted in 1970. On the album 8-Bit Operators: The Music of Kraftwerk, 15 classic Kraftwerk tracks are reinterpreted by “some of the ... Read More »

DVD Review: TCM Archives – Forbidden Hollywood Collection, Vol. 1

Three films from Hollywood's pre-code days make up this excellent set from Turner Classic Movies. Read More »

Book Review: Alive at the Village Vanguard: My Life in and Out of Jazz by Lorraine Gordon

Gordon’s book is full of great stories and observations about musicians and jazz, but what's most remarkable is how breezy and conversational it is. Read More »

Movie Review: Factory Girl

Edie Sedgwick might have been a "girl on fire," but this film douses the flames. Read More »