- Print Reviews
- September 21, 2020
Akashic Books Noir series stops in Addis Ababa for some stories about the dark side of Ethiopia. The stories blend myth, history, memory and regret related to dealing with the county’s traumatic recent past.
Shelton Hull is captivated by Norman Mailer’s latest novel, a study of Hitler’s early life or more succinctly, the evolution of evil within the human soul.
Shelton Hull has the final word on recently deceased hardcore wrestler Mike Awesome. And truly, he was.
Violence against women is on the rise, no one is lifting a finger to stop it. Shelton Hull sees a “pink kangol mafia” in the near future, with women taking care of their own.
Shelton Hull is awed by Mosaic’s exhaustive new Max Roach box set, and how it lovingly excavates and elevates the drumming titan’s dizzying 1950s output to its proper place amongst the greats.
As Saddam Hussein swung from the gallows today, Shelton Hull found that it placed a question mark, and not a period, at the end of the dictator’s grim legacy.
Shelton Hull takes a last look at the legacy of President Gerald Ford and finds much to praise. Sadly, there is nary a pratfall in sight.
Shelton Hull puts on his media critic hat to review DVD documentaries on Rastafari women and the Black Panther Party, while taking in Kool Keith’s recent TRL performance all in one sitting.
Shelton Hull is wowed by the treasure trove of concert and performance footage offered up in the newest volumes of this DVD series. All the greats you’d expect and plenty of surprises, to boot!
Digital and independent media have made the struggle between Israel and Hezbollah the most graphically detailed conflict of recent years. But, argues Shelton Hull, it is more important than ever that we not be desensitized by the flood of violent images still coming in every day.
Shelton Hull assesses the grim future of assymetrical warfare, where the cell phone has become a crucial weapon for would-be terrorists. What does this development hold for the United States?
Sarah Anne Whitlock 1982-2006. Shelton Hull says goodbye.
Shelton Hull faces off with former Jacksonville mayor Ed Austin, for a look at local politics past, present and future. Unfortunately there will be no beer drinkin’ nor Stone Cold Stunners.
False teeth, old neckies, Celine Dion stalkers. Shelton Hull finds the method behind the madness of Jacksonville musician Troy Lukkarila.
Shelton Hull falls for the swampy charms of upstart Jacksonville outfit New Southern Gothic. And it sounds like he’s not alone.
Shelton Hull recaps the tragic and uncertain story of kidnapped foreign correspondent Jill Carroll, and hopes he’s not writing her obituary.
Remember the name. Shelton Hull brings us up to speed on Jacksonville’s hottest rap property.
Live From Planet X (Nature Sounds). Review by Shelton Hull.
Jacksonville musiciean Crystal Stafford is poised to break big outside of her home city. Shelton Hull thinks she deserves it.