A review of Jason Isbell's newest album, Something more than free
The release of Jason Isbell’s Something More Than Free was as much of a mainstream media event as one can expect in this age of audience fragmentation. The album debuted at the top of the Billboard charts in country, rock, and folk, and it garnered Isbell profiles everywhere from The New Yorker to NPR.
Directed by Crystal Moselle (Kotva Films, 2015)
The Soul of a Pilgrim
By Christine Valters Paintner (Sorin Books, 2015)
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment (Self-released, 2015)
Inventing a Christian America
By Steven K. Green (Oxford, 2015)
Love and Mercy
Directed by Bill Pohlad (River Road Entertainment/Battle Mountain Films, 2015)
Brian Wilson was a gifted yet troubled songwriter. In Love and Mercy, Bill Pohlad explores two critical periods in Wilson's life: the mid ‘60s, when he produced the Beach Boys’ highly regarded Pet Sounds album, and the ‘80s, when Wilson was under the dangerous influence of therapist Eugene Landry (Paul Giamatti).
Working for a Better World
By Carolyn Y. Woo (Our Sunday Visitor, 2015)
In 1996, David Lipsky wanted what David Foster Wallace had, what any serious writer would want. Lipsky says as much, both in the pages of the book on which The End of the Tour is based and through Jesse Eisenburg, the actor who portrays Lipsky in the movie version.