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LITERATURE

 » Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King's new novella questions mankind's ability to trust others.
[02.21.2011 by Bridget Doyle]

MUSIC

 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]

MUSIC

 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
[11.04.2010 by Cory Tendering]

Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
»Deerhunter
Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
»Robyn
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Lisbon
Fat Possum

LITERATURE

 » Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King's new novella questions mankind's ability to trust others.
[02.21.2011 by Bridget Doyle]

MUSIC

 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]

MUSIC

 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
[11.04.2010 by Cory Tendering]

MUSIC

 » Arcade Fire: Live at the Greek Theatre - Arcade Fire are the most essential rock band on the planet right now. I sensed this going in, but the two back-to-back sold-out shows neatly provided the R&D for this bold claim.
[10.14.2010 by Ari Shapiro]

CINEMA

 » The Social Network - The movie destined to be called "the Facebook movie" is sometimes as goofy as you'd think. It's also expansive, funny, thoughtful, strung with giddily good performances and officially more fun than Pirates of Silicon Valley.
[10.04.2010 by Theon Weber]

COLUMN

 » Glaciers of Ice: Volume 52 - Due to an editorial error this feature is running about a month late. That said, there are plenty of notable late-summer and autumn releases to round up for September.
[09.22.2010 by Jonah Flicker]

CINEMA

 » Blood into Wine - Any big fan of Maynard James Keenan knows that the Tool/A Perfect Circle/Puscifer frontman has been living a double life for the past several years as a winemaker/entrepreneur. But seeing as the charismatic Keenan is not the most media-friendly of musicians, it's a rare feat to get an in-depth glimpse into what the man's other passion project entails.
[08.26.2010 by Kiran Aditham]

LITERATURE

 » The Red Queen - Phillipa Gregory revisits England during the War of the Roses.
[08.23.2010 by Bridget Doyle]

COLUMN

 » Missed the Boat #6: Supergroups and Solo Surprises - In a time when more albums than ever are being made and fewer publications can afford to exist, more gatekeepers than ever are needed to separate the wheat from the chaff. Here's this month's batch of unreviewed but worth your time records that may have been overlooked.
[08.16.2010 by Dan Weiss]

COLUMN

 » Glaciers of Ice: Volume 51 - After taking a much-needed break upon delivering the 50th installment back in May, the monthly hip-hop roundup resumes with cuts from San Franciso, the UK, and the El-P.
[07.15.2010 by Jonah Flicker]

LITERATURE

 » 33 1/3: Illmatic - Matthew Gasteier's entry into the mostly excellent and informative 33 1/3 book series tackles the Holy Grail of hip-hop, Nas's 1994 debut, Illmatic.
[07.09.2010 by Jonah Flicker]

CINEMA

 » Micmacs - French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet has made a career out of playfulness. His oeuvre consists of visual spectacles that childishly and beautifully grapple with universal themes of love, death, and redemption, all the while remaining hyper-aware that they exist within the medium of film.
[07.08.2010 by Jonah Flicker]

COLUMN

 » Missed the Boat #5 - In a time when more albums than ever are being made and fewer publications can afford to exist, more gatekeepers than ever are needed to separate the wheat from the chaff. Here's this month's batch of unreviewed but worth your time records that may have been overlooked.
[07.07.2010 by Dan Weiss]

LITERATURE

 » 33 1/3: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - Whereas Geeta Dayal's well-intentioned Another Green World book started to shore up my impatience for an album where I was usually able to ignore Phil Collins' playing credits, Christopher R. Weingarten performs a minor miracle and brings me around to an album I always found slightly overrated for its massive impact.
[07.07.2010 by Dan Weiss]

MUSIC

 » Broken Social Scene: LIVE - Without even an opening act the Canadian collective plummeted on stage to begin one of their biggest shows since the release of the new Forgiveness Rock Record.
[05.28.2010 by Brian Christopher Jones]
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