Amanda Ferguson

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  • 13 years ago | Reviews

    Pretty Girls Make Graves Good Health Lookout Records I don't much care for the "indie" bands that have garnered most of the critical praise over the past couple of years: the Strokes (the music of yesterday today, only crappy), White Stripes (the ...

  • 14 years ago | Books

    Glen David Gold Carter Beats the Devil Hyperion   FROM FRANZ KAFKA'S "The Hunger Artist" to Thomas Mann's "Mario and the Magician" the literature of the circus seems to be filled with malevolence and political foreboding. Those continentals h...

  • 16 years ago | Reviews

    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band The Dust Blows Forward: An Anthology Rhino "IF EVERYTHING'S WRONG at the same time, it's right," sings Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, on "Tropical Hot Dog Night," a theory that neatly sums up the Beefhe...

  • 16 years ago | Essays

    Robyn Hitchcock, English pop's square peg, finds a new circle.

  • 16 years ago | Books

    Howard Sounes Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life Grove Press SELF-PROCLAIMED GENIUSES who actually deliver are a rare commodity. No matter what you might say about writer Charles Bukowski--and there's a lot that might be said--th...

  • 17 years ago | Books

    Jeffrey Tayler Siberian Dawn Hungry Mind Press In the prologue of Siberian Dawn, author Jeffery Tayler explains his fascination with Russia: "For me, the Soviet Union (and Russia) were the very incarnation of human tragedy." He goes on to write th...

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