From immigration to MySpace, through art censorship and beyond, seasoned liberally with music, book reviews, 24, and more — presenting the best of the week, for your reading pleasure.
Let me remind those of you who are chosen that you are invited to submit your own pick for next week (due to space considerations, please limit it to one). Please feel free to email me your picks (including the URL) by next Tuesday.
From Assistant Music Editor DJRadiohead:
Mat Brewster takes us with him to see Wilco. It's a great read and it seems like it was a hell of a show.
I'm no Neil Young fan, but Glen Boyd gives a fine preview of Young's upcoming album in Living With War: Neil Young's New "Folk Metal Protest" Record.
From Books Editor Natalie Bennett:
Book Review: LaPorte, Indiana by Jason Bitner by Chantal Stone
The book, by the editor of Found Magazine, sounds like something very unusual and different. Chantal gives an excellent clear and enticing description, summing it up neatly as "the glorious gift of time standing still."
Book Review: Madame Bovary's Ovaries: A Darwinian Look At Literature by David P. Barash and Nanelle R. Barash by Gordon Hauptfleisch
Reviewing a book with such a wonderful title certainly gave Gordon a head start in this week's picks, but his article lives up to the standard, explaining that despite the book's claims, Darwinists will not be "storming University English Department ivory towers...demanding the replacement of Derrida texts with DNA tests in their efforts to explore the nature of human nature."
From TV Editor Joan Hunt:
Good Show, Bad News: An Interview with Sons & Daughters Creator Fred Goss by Diane Kristine
Goss' new TV show may not complete its run. Diane Kristine talks with Goss about the latest developments. I actually enjoy interviews that venture into the territory of the unknown.