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Thunderstruck and Other Stories

Elizabeth McCracken's stories examine the humanity of the mildly freakish and unspoken freakishness of daily life

Reviewed by Amy Gentry, Arts, May. 15, 2014

Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper

Through research and case studies, Robert Bryce argues that human ingenuity will beat environmental collapse to the punch

Reviewed by James Renovitch, Arts, May. 15, 2014

The Snow Queen

This book by the author of The Hours is a frozen confection of a novel, at once simple and intricate – and gorgeous

Reviewed by Amy Gentry, Arts, May. 15, 2014

Buck 'Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens

Buck Owens } Randy Poe

Reviewed by Jim Caligiuri, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Progressive Country: How the 1970s Transformed the Texan in Popular Culture

Jason Mellard

Reviewed by Doug Freeman, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Boys From Houston

Vicki Welch Ayo

Reviewed by Margaret Moser, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

The Replacements: Waxed Up Hair & Painted Shoes

Picture Book

Reviewed by Michael Bertin, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Jazz Sides

Yardbird blows his alto hard, fast, and revolutionary

Reviewed by Jay Trachtenberg, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove

Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Ben Greenman

Reviewed by Thomas Fawcett, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway

Greg Kot

Reviewed by Ed Ward, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion

Robert Gordon

Reviewed by Scott Schinder, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Robert Plant: A Life

Paul Rees

Reviewed by Michael Toland, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir

Linda Ronstadt

Reviewed by Scott Schinder, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

JAMerica: The History of the Jam Band and Festival Scene

Peter Connors

Reviewed by Jim Caligiuri, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Everything's Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals

Steve Young and Sport Murphy

Reviewed by Greg Beets, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen

Al Jourgensen and Jon Wiederhorn

Reviewed by Richard Whittaker, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

If You Like the Ramones ...

Peter Aaron

Reviewed by Tim Stegall, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

This Music Leaves Stains: the Complete Story of the Misfits

James Greene Jr.

Reviewed by Tim Stegall, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)

Breaking into a cabinet of blues.

Reviewed by Doug Freeman, Music, Oct. 24, 2013

Left of the Dial: Conversations with Punk Icons

From fanzine to book.

Reviewed by Tim Stegall, Music, Oct. 24, 2013

Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington

Jazz maestro in detail.

Reviewed by Jay Trachtenberg, Music, Oct. 24, 2013

Let Me Clear My Throat

Singing takes many forms.

Reviewed by Jim Caligiuri, Music, Oct. 24, 2013

Open Your Heart

Yoga murders part two.

Reviewed by Chase Hoffberger, Music, Oct. 24, 2013

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

Even in the face of truth ...

Reviewed by Michael Toland, Music, Oct. 24, 2013

Nonfiction and Memoir

Justin St. Germain, Stephen Harrigan, and more delight with these true tomes

Books, Oct. 24, 2013

Fiction Favorites

From postapocalyptic islands to mining camps in Nevada, these novels will rock your world

Books, Oct. 24, 2013

¡Viva Tequila! Cocktails, Cooking, and Other Agave Adventures

Hutson and her publisher pull out all the stops

Reviewed by Wes Marshall, Books, Jul. 3, 2013

House of Earth

Rock & roll summer reading

Reviewed by Luke Winkie, Music, Jun. 20, 2013

Days That I'll Remember: Spending Time with John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Jonathan Cott

Reviewed by Luke Winkie, Music, Jun. 20, 2013

Louder Than Hell

Jon Widerhorn & Katherine Turman and Howie Abrams & Sacha Jenkins

Reviewed by Michael Toland, Music, Jun. 20, 2013

Springsteen on Springsteen

Jeff Burger

Reviewed by Raoul Hernandez, Music, Jun. 20, 2013

Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division

Peter Hook

Reviewed by Richard Whittaker, Music, Jun. 20, 2013

Mojo Hand: The Life and Music of Lightnin' Hopkins

Timothy J. O'Brien and David Ensminger

Reviewed by Doug Freeman, Music, Jun. 20, 2013

The First Four Notes: Beethoven's Fifth and the Human Imagination

Matthew Guerrieri

Reviewed by Graham Reynolds, Music, Jun. 20, 2013

Enjoy the Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992

Johan Kugelberg, Michael P. Daley, and Paul Major

Reviewed by Greg Beets, Music, Jun. 20, 2013

Detroit Rock City: The Uncensored History of Rock & Roll in America's Loudest City

Steve Miller

Reviewed by Kevin Curtin, Music, Jun. 20, 2013

I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography

Richard Hell

Reviewed by Tim Stegall, Music, Jun. 20, 2013

Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard-Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side

Rayya Elias

Reviewed by Abby Johnston, Music, Jun. 20, 2013

It's Only Rock & Roll: Thirty Years Married to a Rolling Stone

Jo Wood

Reviewed by Margaret Moser, Music, Jun. 20, 2013

The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison's Legacy on Trial

John Densmore

Reviewed by Jay Trachtenberg, Music, Jun. 20, 2013

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