Tag: Akashic

Of Mule and Man

Print Reviews

M*A*S*H creator Mike Farrell takes a rental Prius on a cross-country book tour and ruminates on the 2008 political climate. Carl F Gauze suspects it’s a Hummer with a Prius shell.

Playing President

Print Reviews

Veteran left-wing political journalist Bob Scheer has interviewed every elected U.S. President from Nixon to Clinton, and as his latest book shows, he’s done so with fairness and insight. So why hasn’t he managed to chat with George W.? Eric J. Iannelli takes a look at Scheer’s Playing President.

High Life

Print Reviews

If you thought Raymond Chandler was hard-boiled, you’re in for quite a shock from the gritty reality of Matthew Stokoe’s gripping new book, High Life. Ian Koss needed a shower after writing this review.

The Eye of Cybele

Print Reviews

Sex, political intrigue, and… ancient Greece? Carl F. Gauze explains why Daniel Chavarria’s The Eye of Cybele is perfect summer reading.

Rhythm And Business

Print Reviews

Editor Norman Kelly takes a hard look at this business of black music in Rhythm And Business, a series of essays on the economic place of blacks in the music industry. Carl F. Gauze does the math.

Synthetic Bi Products

Print Reviews

Intensely personal and disturbingly familiar, Sparrow L. Patterson’s debut novel, Synthetic Bi Products follows a tough teen bisexual girl from the suburbs of Chicago through an early ’90s downward spiral of sex, drugs, and shoplifting. Julio Diaz can relate.

We Owe You Nothing

Print Reviews

Since its founding in 1994, Punk Planet has been one of the most intelligent and honest magazines around, focusing equally on punk rock and progressive politics. Now, Akashic Books has collected the magazine’s most interesting interviews as We Owe You Nothing. Anton Wagner offers an in-depth analysis.

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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

Event Reviews

Joe Jackson brought his Two Rounds of Racket tour to the Lincoln Theatre in Washington D.C. on Monday. Bob Pomeroy was in the area and caught the show.

Matías Meyer

Matías Meyer

Interviews

With only a week to go before powerful new feature Louis Riel or Heaven Touches The Earth premieres in the Main Slate at UNAM International Film Festival, Lily and Generoso sat down for an in-depth conversation with the film’s director, Matías Meyer.

Mostly True

Mostly True

Print Reviews

Carl F. Gauze reviews the fascinating Mostly True: The West’s Most Popular Hobo Graffiti Magazine, a chronicle of forgotten outsider subculture.

The Tin Star

The Tin Star

Screen Reviews

Anthony Mann’s gorgeous monochrome western, The Tin Star, may have been shot in black and white, but its themes are never that easily defined.

Flipside

Flipside

Screen Reviews

Charles DJ Deppner finds Flipside to be a vital treatise on mortality, creativity, and purpose, disguised as a quirky documentary about a struggling record store.

Stereophonic

Stereophonic

Music News

Tony-nominated smash success Stereophonic delivers a brand-new Broadway cast recording — straight from 1976.

Cocoa the Tour Dog

Cocoa the Tour Dog

Print Reviews

Cocoa the Tour Dog is the heartwarming true story of a boy and his dog and his reggae band. Bob Pomeroy reviews the book by Adam Mansbach and reggae artist Stick Figure, with illustrations by Juan Manuel Orozco.

TRF Boog

TRF Boog

Features

First Single “Dump It” from TRF Boog’s forthcoming ME vs ME LP premieres today, at Ink 19.