• Ludwig

    Ludwig

    They said he was mad, they said he was incapable of running a country, they say he was obsessed with irrelevant details, but Ludwig the Second died young and left a good looking corpse.

  • Chaplin’s War Trilogy

    Chaplin’s War Trilogy

    This thoughtful and well-documented text explores the history of dark comedy in film through the perspective of Charlie Chaplin’s work and his movies about war.

  • Renoir

    Renoir

    A view into the last few year of French Impressionist Auguste Renoir’s life. Carl F Gauze is beguiled by its stillness.

  • American Hardcore

    American Hardcore

    The net result of plowing through a weighty tome like this is a sense of awe at how a bunch of kids created their own culture whole cloth, like the music industry on a Utopian, communal, microcosmic level.

  • All Star Companion Volume Four

    All Star Companion Volume Four

    Matthew Moyer recommends Twomorrows’ last volume in the All Star Companion series to pop culture scholars of all stripes. It’s an essential element to any Golden Age history, when so many originals are still out of the reach of the casual fan.

  • Our Noise

    Our Noise

    Scott Adams finds this compelling history of Merge Records, the underdog label that beat the odds and succeeded, to be insanely readable.

  • By The Time We Got To Woodstock

    By The Time We Got To Woodstock

    Veteran Rock and Roll Journalist Bruce Pollack rehashes all the significant songs and stories that led to the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Carl F Gauze is not impressed.

  • The Titans Companion Volume 2

    The Titans Companion Volume 2

    This book serves both as another great addition to your library of comics reference material and a useful mental health tool, sez Bruce Phillips! Read on…

  • Man On Wire

    Man On Wire

    Carl F Gauze catches a fleeting glimpse of Philippe Petit, the man who strung a wire between the towers of the World Trade Center and walked across it one morning.

  • Fashion 101: A Crash Course in Clothing

    Fashion 101: A Crash Course in Clothing

    Do you know the difference between stovepipe and cigarette pants? Andrew Coulon does, and he’s lording it over the ladies in his life. Don’t get burned — check out Erika Stalder‘s Fashion 101: A Crash Course in Clothing for yourself.

  • History

    History

    Ghosts in the City (24 Hour Service Station). Review by Jen Cray.

  • The Country Slashers

    The Country Slashers

    Orlando has got a punk scene that most don’t even realize exists. The Country Slashers are one of the best to occupy this eclectic underground world of rowdy rock ‘n’ roll. Jen Cray caught up with them at The Social, alongside another pair of eye opening local acts.

  • The Poincarè Conjecture

    The Poincarè Conjecture

    A popular account of a famous but very difficult mathematics problem. Carl F Gauze, much like Teen Talk Barbie, knows that math is hard.

  • The Worst Case Scenario Almanac – History

    The Worst Case Scenario Almanac – History

    Carl F Gauze fears that the authors of the Worst Case Scenario series may have gone to the well one too many times. That doesn’t mean, however, that he didn’t bookmark the section on Wagon Circling. You can never be too careful.

  • Smoking Popes

    Smoking Popes

    The Smoking Popes remind us of a time when Pop/Punk wasn’t an insult, and bands didn’t have to try so hard to be cool. The recently reunited Chicago band brought their sounds to Orlando and Jen Cray checked in for the fun.

  • A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United State

    A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United State

    Excerpts of Adams’ writings about government and its contract with the populace tickle Carl F Gauze’s fancy this time around.

  • I Respect You, Bookerman!

    Shelton Hull plays armchair literary agent with Bill Clinton’s memoirs and figures out a few different ways that these could have been released to better serve both the sympatheic audience and the “blowjob marks.”

  • Howard Zinn

    Artists in a Time of War (Alternative Tentacles). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.

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