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  • Step right up!

    Step right up!
    Charles Dickens was many things: great writer, canny businessman, philandering husband.
  • Rob Young's 'Electric Eden'

    Rob Young's 'Electric Eden'
    Rob Young's "Electric Eden" is a rich, overgrown garden of a book. Subtitled "Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music," its ostensible purpose is to chronicle the late 1960s/early 1970s heyday of British folk rock: artists such as Fairport Convention, Nick...

    Book review: 'Venice: Pure City' by Peter Ackroyd

    Book review: 'Venice: Pure City' by Peter Ackroyd
    The works of man are many and wondrous, but if I had to pick one that most completely embodies the concept of the sublime, it probably would be the autumnal view from the terrace of Venice's Gritti Palace, across the Grand Canal, to the great church of...

    Frankenstein makes his comeback

     
    We'd heard Guillermo del Toro was making noise about doing some version of the “Frankenstein” tale on the big screen. He loves those ancient Universal horror pics of the 30s, so we figure that's the direction he will go in. There are a total...

    Talking Nick Drake and Richard Thompson with author Rob Young

     
    Author Rob Young talks about icons and antecedents of the British Folk Movement.