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By Sheldon Hubbard

Album Review

Whatever Maynard James Keenan and his Puscifer cohorts are harboring in their exquisite, albeit sometimes strange heads, they’ve certainly found a glimmering ebb and flow on their latest album, Existential Reckoning.

By Sheldon Hubbard

Album Review

What more could any sound ever made be considered other than “poetic noise?” Music could verily be described as a vast umbrella term associated with the harmonic and rhythmic maneuverability of any given sound.

By Rebekah Hoffer

Book Review

Pain can take many forms: childbirth, self-harm, a swift punch to the nose, an obscure illness, heartbreak, loss. Leslie Jamison writes about all these things and more in her collection of essays, The Empathy Exams, published in 2014 by Graywolf Press.

By Sheldon Hubbard

Album Review

Ian Forester and Drew Shreve, the Dirty Dirty duo have created an album that feels like you are climbing up a ladder: while going up rung by rung, you are a little nervous and excited for what’s about to come. It’s pulled by the instantaneous ignition of Forester’s engulfing voice. Made whole by the fuzzy toned bass and Shreve’s kicks, clicks, and clashes. Blasting you full force into their debut LP, Anxious Electric Auto Erupt

By Rebekah Hoffer

Album Review

Indie singer-songwriter Cavetown’s new album Sleepyhead is filled with all the warm, fuzzy vibes and gentle teenage heartache that fans have come to know and love. Released in March 2020, this feel-good album came out just in time for the havoc of a worldwide pandemic and the strain of self-isolation.

By Chris LaCroix

Book Review

Michel Houellebecq and his cadre of Frenchmen are worth a discussion, given their nihilist bent on the world. But, I’m not going to go into this work with that in mind. The lens here is “the most controversial book of the moment” as clumsily stumbled upon with those booksellers.

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