Hull: City of (Literary) Culture

While staying in Yorkshire last November, I ventured into Hull one evening to attend a reading. It was being promoted by the same great people at Head In A Book...
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Insight of Sorts into Inside Llewyn Davis

Had me a very cultural weekend. Went to see Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires supported by Simi Stone at the Bearsville Theater Friday night. Read David Remnick’s 17,000 word profile...
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Here Comes the new Moon, same as the old Moon

Those of you in the States (or on amazon.com etc.) may, from this week, start noticing a “new” edition of Moon: The Life and Death of a Rock Legend, published...
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The Damned: The Most Underrated Artist of Our Time?

IN the current issue of long-standing American indie music Bible The Big Takeover, Tim Sommer embarks on the quest for the Most Underrated Artist of Our Time. His criteria includes...
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Back To Brass Tacks: Punk Rock 1977

For those of you who were either too young at the time, or didn’t live in the UK, or both, and have had difficulty understanding the enormous cultural/generation gap I...
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Top Ten Singles of 2013

FWIW, my Top 10 Singles of the Year, as entered into the annual Village Voice poll. I have more fun putting together this list than the Top 10 Albums; it’s...
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Top Ten Albums of 2013

So, I still get asked to contribute to the annual Village Voice ‘Pazz and Jop’ Poll – a Best Of The Year list that was once the most influential in...
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Top Five Work-Outs of 2013, Part 5

Number 1) Skiing at Mammoth Mountain. None of the preceding adventures came with a price for admission, which is one of the reason to love the great outdoors. It’s also...
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