An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York’s Irish and Italians
By Paul Moses (NYU Press, 2015)
The documentary's strengths lie in its portrayal of Malala's family life, rather than her public persona.
'Beat the Champ' is a layered album that celebrates the glory of wrestling and explores the dark corners of Darnielle’s relationship with his stepfather.
Beat the Champ
The Mountain Goats (Merge Records, 2015)
(Open Road Films, 2015)
Directed by Tom McCarthy
Universities regularly teach ethics across their curriculum and in graduate courses at professional schools, but as James Keenan writes, the university itself does not engage seriously with ethics when pursuing its goals and mission. Simply put, Keenan asks that the university practice what it teaches.
It’s hard to do Ryan Adams when you want Taylor Swift.
You can’t help but wonder why. What is alt-rock god Ryan Adams doing covering Taylor Swift’s zeitgeist of an album, 1989? Is it a joke? Is the rocker taking the piss out of Swift? Is it, like Father John Misty’s Swift covers, a critical jibe? Or is this real? Does Ryan Adams, a musician with serious music cred, actually admire the album?
Turns out he does. Ryan Adams’ cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 is sincere. It’s an authentic homage to what many agree is already a timeless album. Whether Adams’ take is any good or not is an entirely different question.
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.