An American journalist who now lives in New Zealand, Nik Dirga writes whenever the mood strikes him about books, music, movies, pop culture and more.
Nothin' but negativity in an enjoyable book that dares to naysay so-called "classic" albums from the Beatles to Dylan to Wilco, in breezily fun prose.
A "mashup" of classic Beatles tunes sure sounds purty, but aside from the gorgeous remastered sound there's little real creativity here.
Nirvana's final studio album goes under the microscope in this latest entry in the groovy 33 1/3 music analysis book series.
Thumbs up to this well-deserved collection, as America's most famous film critic sums up 40 years of reviews and musings.
A hefty new encyclopedia looks at hundreds of Marvel Comics heroes and villains – but poor editing hurts its success.
Don't monkey with a winning formula - beloved children's books get nice animated adaptation.
Beauty meets chaos in the challenging, gorgeous second CD by Brooklyn art-rock pioneers TV On The Radio.
The best of one of the 1990's top Seattle grunge acts is combined in two discs of pounding, gritty rock.
Spike Lee gets mainstream? Inside Man is a slick, fun spin on the well-traveled heist movie genre.
If all you think of, when you think of the Cure, is Robert Smith's makeup, it's time for a revaluation.