Listen Closer: St. Vincent, Beck, Neneh Cherry, Lost in the Trees… and U2

St VIncent 2014 cover

Got headphones?St. Vincent's new self-titled record is every bit the fireworks show that we've come to expect. I'm listening to it right now, and it's melting my head. … [Read more...]

Listen Closer: St. Vincent, Bruce Springsteen, Damien Jurado, Rosanne Cash, and More

High Hopes Springsteen

It's a good day for fans of St. Vincent, Bruce Springsteen, Damien Jurado, Rosanne Cash, Stephen Malkmus, and Sharon Jones. … [Read more...]

Fingertips: Downton Abbey; 9/11 film critics; Coen Brothers; Wuthering Heights; Will Beetlejuice return?; Free live music; U2… and more.

I don't watch much television, but I'm making Downton Abbey, Season Two a priority as soon as it's available.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA3Pjvog3M0Go back and watch Season One if you missed it. *Especially* if you're a fan of Robert Altman's Gosford Park.And speaking of things that you might find interesting, here are several more... … [Read more...]

Browser: ArtsandFaith.com, Pixar Wine, Nick Cave’s Gladiator 2, St. Vincent… and Love.

I'm sorry that things have been slow on the blog lately. I've just wrapped up an essay for an upcoming issue of Image, and I'm burning the midnight oil as I revise Raven's Ladder for an early 2010 publication.But I've collected a few links I thought you might enjoy:1.Speaking of Image...ArtsandFaith.com is, to my knowledge, the busiest, best, and longest-running online community for people interested in movies, music, visual arts, literature, politics, and faith. I was there for … [Read more...]

St. Vincent – Marry Me

What have the women of Sufjan Stevens' band been smoking?Last year, Shara Worden burst onto the scene as My Brightest Diamond, with such fierce imagination and spirit that you wondered how she could have possibly been anybody's backup singer without blowing everybody else offstage. The debut, Bring Me the Workhorse, is still one of my favorite albums of the last few years.And now we find out there were two of them. … [Read more...]


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