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2010 Stories by Dylan Hicks

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  • Brad Mehldau's Highway Rider

    published November 3, 2010

    Probably today's most prominent under-50 jazz pianist, Brad Mehldau has worked most frequently in the trio format, mixing his sophisticated... More >>

  • Talk of the Stacks: NBCC Reads: A Literary Showcase

    published November 3, 2010

    The triple-bill reading is too rare, and it's especially cool to see a Talk of the Stacks grouping of these three outstanding and varied writers,... More >>

  • Yves Klein

    published October 13, 2010

    Yves Klein's first important work was a 1954 book called Yves Peintures, a mock catalog that begins with a preface containing no words,... More >>

  • Chuck Prophet

    published October 6, 2010

    Chuck Prophet first came to semi-prominence in the mid-'80s when he joined countrified California rockers Green On Red, and has since pursued a... More >>

  • Sara Marcus

    published October 6, 2010

    Sara Marcus's Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution (Harper Collins) is to date the most ambitious history of... More >>

  • Spark of Being

    published September 29, 2010

    Spark of Being, which premiered at Stanford University this past April, is an abstract retelling of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein,... More >>

  • Sea Wolf

    published September 15, 2010

    The parenthetical clarification means that this is a show by Alex Brown Church, the leader and only constant member of L.A. indie folkies Sea... More >>

  • SOLD OUT: Talking Volumes: Jonathan Franzen

    published September 8, 2010

    The hype has been a bit overwhelming and the praise sometimes hyperbolic, but Jonathan Franzen's Freedom (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), his... More >>

  • Gary Shteyngart

    published September 8, 2010

    Gary Shteyngart follows up the funny Absurdistan with Super Sad True Love Story (Random House), a dystopian comedy set about 10... More >>

  • Macca: A Tribute to Paul McCartney

    published August 18, 2010

    Perhaps at one of Curtiss A's John shows you've, in earnest or jest, yelled out for one of Paul's songs and received a cold stare from some... More >>

  • David Mitchell

    published July 7, 2010

    The Englishman David Mitchell is the author of five lauded-to-worshiped novels, most famously Cloud Atlas, a brilliantly interwoven... More >>

  • Levon Helm Band, John Hiatt & the Combo

    published June 23, 2010

    When Robert Crumb's "Keep on Truckin'" dude takes his goofy leaning steps down the avenue, the beat in his head, one suspects, is Levon Helm's... More >>

  • Free Verse: Susan Howe and David Grubbs

    published April 28, 2010

    Here's a chance to see two notable experimentalists, and all you have to do is show up in time to nab a free seat. Howe first came to attention in... More >>

  • Loudon Wainwright III & Richard Thompson

    published April 14, 2010

    One standard line about these balding folkies is that they've never won the success their talents merit, and thus the world isn't fair. The world... More >>

  • Wussy

    published March 24, 2010

    Cincinnati's Wussy play loud and lonesome indie rock, sometimes out of tune or time, but with a level of conviction that makes things sound more... More >>

  • Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell

    published March 17, 2010

    "I don't know how to make anything up. If I could make things up, I'd finish my book." So said Spalding Gray in Monster in a Box, "a... More >>

  • Tony Hoagland

    published March 3, 2010

    In his new collection of prosy poems, Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty (Graywolf Press), Tony Hoagland spends much of his... More >>

  • Stephen Sondheim: A Life in the Theatre

    published March 3, 2010

    The Zeus of postwar musical theater, Stephen Sondheim would be a major figure for any one of his chief strengths: the wit and intricacy of his... More >>

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