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  • Review: "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

    Review: "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson
    Genre fiction, the catch-all category for lowbrow literary long-forms — crime, suspense, horror, fantasy, romance, mystery and sci-fi — is the Rodney Dangerfield of literature: It can't get no respect. Wikipedia defines the term thusly:...
  • Interview: Call from Maroon 5 set PJ Morton's career in motion

    Interview: Call from Maroon 5 set PJ Morton's career in motion
    Back in 2011, one night after PJ Morton watched his future Young Money record label boss and rap megastar Lil Wayne perform at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Mich., the soul-pop singer returned to the venue to perform pop hits such as "Moves...
  • Boston coverage by CNN, King and Fox lead us into more confusion

    Boston coverage by CNN, King and Fox lead us into more confusion
    Just when it was starting to look like cable news might have actually learned something from its rush-to-judgment sins in covering the Newtown massacre, John King, CNN and Fox News showed Wednesday how shaky and journalistically confused even the genre'...
  • When you say jazz, Nicholas Payton hears BAM

    When you say jazz, Nicholas Payton hears BAM
    In a cramped UCLA classroom, trumpeter Nicholas Payton is leading a young septet of college students through his piece "The Backwards Step." He's here as part of a weeklong teaching residency, and the song he plays to the group at the Thelonious Monk...
  • Big Boi thrives on collaboration

    Big Boi thrives on collaboration
    Big Boi is a serial collaborator, one of those endlessly curious artists who’s always thinking “what if?” when he charges into a new project. As one-half of OutKast, Big Boi helped expand the language of hip-hop. As a solo artist, he&...
  • It's always a party with Danny Brown in the house

    It's always a party with Danny Brown in the house
    For Danny Brown, rap is a party, and everyone's invited. During the Detroit artist's sold-out show Thursday night at Bottom Lounge, this point was made repeatedly by the performer himself. But more importantly it was driven home by an energy and...
  • Scottish writers lead the way in producing popular crime fiction

    Scottish writers lead the way in producing popular crime fiction
    As proudly reported in Scottish Life magazine, a British think tank called the New Economics Foundation recently determined that the Scots are the happiest people in Britain, boasting some of the most impressive "wellbeing" scores anywhere. Exactly why...
  • Interview: It's nice to be the 'Queen of Mean'

    Interview: It's nice to be the 'Queen of Mean'
    We haven’t seen the last of Lisa Lampanelli on the Comedy Central Roasts, not according to the “Queen of Mean” herself. Lampanelli, the 51-year-old insult comic who performs Saturday at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, said she...
  • Hollywood bets big on blockbusters, starting with 'Iron Man 3'

    Hollywood bets big on blockbusters, starting with 'Iron Man 3'
    Summer is the season for blockbusters at the box office, and this year Hollywood is going all in. Midway through a year of declining attendance and ticket sales, the major studios are betting heavily on big-budget spectacles that can fatten the bottom...
  • Booker Prize-winning author James Kelman visits Baltimore

    Booker Prize-winning author James Kelman visits Baltimore
    Plunging into a novel by James Kelman is like diving head-first into a chilly lake. It's a shock to your system at first, and a bit disorienting, but the trick is to keep moving. Once your muscles get warmed up and you get your bearings, the...
  • CSO series explores connections between nature and culture

    CSO series explores connections between nature and culture
    For ages, mankind has been fascinated by rivers, not simply as natural resources and avenues of commercial conveyance, but also as symbols, metaphors and ideas. Countless artists, composers, writers and thinkers have pondered the significance of these...