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Books
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

New books on blues, country and rock

Brian Jones is more remembered for his death in a swimming pool than his life. British rock critic Paul Trynka is out to change that with his biography of The Rolling Stones’ guitarist. It’s not a hagiography: Jones was a troubled sexual alley cat described by more than one intimate as
Eat & Drink
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The Lagrasse Girls’ guide to healthier cooking

Gluten free surfaced with a slightly dowdy reputation a few years back not unlike the image of “health food” 30 years ago. Lingering doubts about gluten-free flavor should be put to rest by the latest cookbook from Jillian Lagasse and Jessie Lagasse Swanson. In The Lagasse Girls’ Big Flavor
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Sebastian Junger’s Restrepo was the signal documentary of America’s intervention in Afghanistan. With Korengal, the director revisits that same remote outpost, focusing this time on the recollections of soldiers who served there. The starkly beautiful surrounding mountains with rough, wooded
Album Reviews
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
Olcay Bayir is a woman whose voice is extraordinary in range and emotional power. She is a Turkish-Kurdish expatriate with roots in Anatolia, a land (in eastern Turkey) that has been home to Greeks, Armenians and Kurds as well as Turks. On Neva/Harmony, Bayir explores the repertoire of Anatolia and finds common
Album Reviews
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

The Cry of Love (Experience Hendrix/Legacy)

Jimi Hendrix scored his most memorable hits as an African-American expatriate in Swinging London (1966-69). Afterward, he continued playing with different musicians and recording prolifically. Two alb
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
Far superior to most “fakumentaries,” Sacrament follows the crew of an “edgy” Internet TV channel as they make a documentary on a sect that moved from the U.S. to a remote jungle. Inspired by the real-life Peoples Temple, director Ti West understands the compelling message of the