Like Gabriel García Márquez, to whom they’re frequently compared, the Hernandez brothers find the immanent transcendent in the drudgery of everyday life.
With their new album, the indie-rock impresarios of Pinback have crafted their most exquisite offering, a release equally packed with dark, foreboding lyrics and meticulous sonic structures.
Black Francis summarily reformed the band 12 years after they’d called it quits, and set about touring the world like nothing ever happened.
“Look, I’m a recovering addict – I don’t believe in accidents. I believe that when a tiny place halfway around the world keeps demanding our time and attention over and over again, then it’s because we didn’t do something right.”
Art and politics blur at your local concert venue, where artists from Ani DiFranco to Pearl Jam are making voter turnout their mission.
That the American intelligentsia finally seems ready to admit that Spiegelman was speaking truth to power in the dark years of 2002 and 2003 ought to make us sleep a little better at night
Margaret Cho is taking her revolution to the streets. The most difficult part of revolution? Feeling you deserve one.
They are standing in the way of history, trying to turn everything, politically and spiritually, back to a medieval vision of the world. Whereas they’re perfectly entitled to have whatever worldview they like, I would suggest that humanity is moving in a forward direction.
we may never experience this kind of cinema storytelling again in our lifetime.
Those who run this country and hand-feed carefully crafted propaganda to the media will immediately and automatically label a show of genuine curiosity about the world and the role of the U.S. government in it as unpatriotic.
that rare nuclear holocaust flick you can watch with the kids.
Who among his sons — or daughters — will execute that watch so capably, so persistently, so quietly?
the zeitgeist it initiated, and the hype it set loose on the world
Lang was obsessed with the suspicion that he would be forgotten, the robotic assessment “Failure, failure, failure,” probably running through his consciousness.