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Book Review: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami puts fiction aside for a breezy memoir about his great passion for running. Read More »

Music Review: The Jayhawks, Music From The North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology

One of the shining lights of 'alt-country' music gets an overdue retrospective. Read More »

Music Review: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – From Her To Eternity Collector’s Edition

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds revisit their dark and brooding 1984 debut. Read More »

DVD Review: Harlan Ellison: Dreams With Sharp Teeth

The angriest man on earth or one of our great writers? Meet Harlan Ellison in this great documentary. Read More »

Music Review: The Hold Steady – A Positive Rage

Hard-rocking but sincere, The Hold Steady release their first live album. Read More »

Graphic Novel Review: Supermen! The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1936-1941 Edited by Greg Sadowski

Forgotten comic book heroes of the 1930s and 1940s are revisited in this great sampler Read More »

Music Review: The Replacements, Tim, Pleased To Meet Me, Don’t Tell A Soul, All Shook Down (Special Edition reissues)

Some of the best alternative rock of the late 1980s is cleaned up with bonus tracks in the second half of the Replacements reissues program. Read More »

Comics Review: American Elf: Book Three by James Kochalka

The third collection of James Kochalka's daily diary cartoon continues a winning mix of humor and honesty about living your life. Read More »

Music Review: Blue Mountain, Midnight in Mississippi and Omnibus

The spunky underdogs of alt-country return from hiatus with two new albums of good-time rock 'n' roll. Read More »

Book Review: Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman

Superheroes jump off the comics page and into prose in this entertaining first novel. Read More »