Tom C. Denison

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ODB “A Son Unique” (Def Jam/Roc-a-Fella) 2 STARS In an age of hip-hop postures and publicity stunts, Ol’ Dirty Bastard

CD Review: Stefon Harris

Stefon Harris “African Tarantella: Dances With Duke” (Blue Note) 3 Stars Ace vibraphonist Stefon Harris doesn’t shy away from the

Juana Molina

Juana Molina “Son” (Domino) 4 Stars Living in an age of celebrity, we’ve come to take crossover attempts for granted.

Reconsidering 'Richard II'

It’s a rare moment when an English professor, a tennis player, and a garbage collector can find a common interest.

Popscreen: The Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Red Hot Chili Peppers “Dani California” Dir. Tony Kaye In their latest video, “Dani California,” the Red Hot Chili

Former Clinton Aide Maps Energy Plan

Looking at a projected map of the world at night, progressive energy advocate John Podesta told a standing-room-only crowd in


Fab Four Suture Stereolab (Too Pure/Beggars) Stereolab is getting old. Not in a fully bad way, but in the way

Diamond Talks History

“The hand of geography is a very heavy hand,” University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) geography professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning