Before the Line, the Lyric | Wyatt’s World


Forthcoming titles with direct musical ties, a Joy Division biography, Elvis in the south, keep your eyes and ears alert with Woody Guthrie’s “new” novel.

Video Reviews | January 2013

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Reviews of Chely Wright: Wish Me Away, Jim Thorpe: The World’s Greatest Athlete, Jesse Owens, and Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender, plus a full list of video reviews in the Jan. issue.

Nonfiction Previews, Jul. 2013, Pt. 1: Klosterman, Kurlansky, and Conversations with Orson Welles


Biskind, Peter, ed. My Lunches with Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles. Metropolitan: Holt. Jul. 2013. 240p. ISBN 9780805097252. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780805097269. CD: Macmillan Audio. AUTOBIOG/ENTERTAINMENT Back when, the inimitable Orson Welles recorded a series of private conversations while lunching with director Henry Jaglom, a good friend. In the recently rescued tapes, […]

Best Media 2012: Best Music


Music fans have been blasted between the ears with digital for years, but in 2012 vinyl and, even more remarkably, cassettes began rising from the ashes to again find a small but solid handhold. Music for the Masses headliner Matthew Moyer has kept librarians well apprised of these developments in his unique columns and Q&As. […]

Arts & Humanities Reviews | December 2012


Reviews of Katherine Monk’s Joni, John Robb’s Punk Rock, and Rae Armantrout’s Just Saying, plus a full list of arts and humanities reviews from the Dec. issue.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, November 30, 2012


Brush up on your British Secret Service intelligence with Corera’s history of the M16. Learn the latest in business model trends–customizing a nation. Keyes offers her Reiki wisdom in a new healing health guide. The many faces of Christmas are revealed in Plaut’s new investigation of how secular and religious American Jews interpret holiday tradition. May music be with you, in all its complex constructs as you revel in movement with Rahaim. Richard Burton’s Diaries doth not protest too much!

Arts & Humanities Reviews | November 15, 2012


reviews of David Roberts’s Alone on the Ice, Robert C. Sibley’s The Way of the Stars, and Peter Benjaminson’s Mary Wells, plus a full list of arts and humanities reviews from the Nov. 15 issue.

Arts & Humanities Reviews | October 15, 2012


Review of Sheila Hale’s Titian: His Life, Jennifer Kloester’s Georgette Heyer, and John McCusker’s Creole Trombone, plus a full list of arts and humanities reviews in the Oct. 15 issue.

Classical Music in Video | eReviews | October 1, 2012

A review of Classic Music in Video from the Oct. 1 issue.

Arts & Humanities Reviews


Reviews of Eve LaPlante’s Marmee & Louisa, The Book of Genesis, and David Byrne’s How Music Works, plus a full list of Arts & Humanities reviews from the Sept. 15 issue.

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