Music Review: Modest Mouse’s “Strangers to Ourselves”

Modest Mouse "Strangers to Ourselves"

Modest Mouse’s long-awaited sixth studio album interweaves the crudity of their early recordings and the polish of their recent work into a powerfully eccentric opus.

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Music Review: of Montreal’s “Aureate Gloom”

Of Montreal

Recorded in a span of three weeks after the divorce of its front man, Of Montreals’ thirteenth album safely stays within their previously charted sonic territory while often sliding into conceptual schizophrenia.

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Music Review: Father John Misty’s “I Love You, Honeybear”

Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear

Father John Misty’s sophomore release is a startling investigation into the possibility of love enduring in our contemporary, inhospitable social climate.

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Meaning Stirrer–An Interview with Bill Berkson

Bill Berkson

“If you’re going to be a writer, you need to know everything.” – An interview with poet, art critic, and professor Bill Berkson on the occasion of the publication of his new book of poetry, ‘Expect Delays,’ (his 21st).

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‘In the Garden of Sonic Delights’ Enchants at the Caramoor Center in Katonah

'The Pianohouse' by Trimpin

This week is the last chance to experience the sound art exhibit installed throughout the lush gardens of the Caramoor Center, featuring mesmerizing works by Laurie Anderson, Bob Bielecki, Stephan Moore, Betsey Biggs and others.

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Art Review: Two Visions of Feminism at Gitana Rosa and The Hole

Future-Is-Female

As the term feminism enjoys a resurgence in pop culture, two art shows which opened this month in New York City offer unique visions of its future.

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Film Review: ‘The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier)’

The Notebook

Hungarian director János Szász’s ‘The Notebook’ is a terrific, yet deeply disturbing and haunting coming-of-age WWII drama that blends horror and fantasy into a Brothers Grimm-like fairy tale.

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Interview with Artist/Illustrator Susie Ghahremani

Susie Ghahremani Miniature Paintings

Artist and Illustrator Susie Ghahremani talks about how she balances her commissioned and personal work, shares how she got started finding clients, and what it was like returning to RISD, her alma matter, to teach.

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Film Review: Michel Gondry’s ‘Mood Indigo’

'Mood Indigo'

In his new film, ‘Mood Indigo,’ Michel Gondry concocts a delightfully whimsical love story utilizing his signature hand-made visual effects.

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Two Poems by Alessandra Massameno

Alessandra Massameno

‘Matted Grass’

Whiskey sour breath,
a vermillion trance
borne of carbon molecules and
plywood backbones.

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