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Tiger Burning Bright

Oakland, Calif., transplant Liz Wolf continues to grow her compelling Dream Tiger project

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Liz Wolf’s musical rabbit hole isn’t for the faint of heart, coming on like Portishead with a slightly better disposition but no less emotional baggage.  

Literary: Leon Logothetis

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 13, 2015
It’s been a trying six months for those of us in the human race who prefer to get along, which makes Leon Logothetis’ The Kindness Diaries a welcome balm in an era of such impossible-to-ignore division and violence.   

Literary: Amber Hunt and David Batcher

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Amber Hunt and David Batcher’s new book, The Kennedy Wives: Triumph and Tragedy in America’s Most Public Family, specifically looks at the women who married into the famously tight “Camelot” clan.  

From Film to Streaming: Time and Technology Wait for No One

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Movie culture has undergone a sea change as theaters of every stripe move to digital projection, a turnabout that has had more of an impact than might meet the eye.
  

Top Ten Albums of 2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
My 10 favorite albums of 2014 (minus Beyoncé’s last-minute 2013 surprise, the fascinating new D’Angelo record, which I’ve only listened to a handful of times since it dropped Dec. 15, and the new Spoon, which, though reliably stellar, sounds pretty much like the last five Spoon albums since D’s last one, Voodoo, hit 15 years ago).
  

Literary: Sharon Draper

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Local author and educator Sharon Draper has accumulated numerous accolades over the years.   

Adrian Belew Power Trio with Saul Zonana

Sunday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Belew’s versatile, inventive guitar playing can move from heavy riffing to light-as-air atmospheric in a moment’s notice.
  

Music: Adrian Belew

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Word is that Erlanger, Ky., native Adrian Belew’s latest tour draws from his entire musical output, a nearly four-decade career that started as a guitar ace for a who’s who of Rock royalty.  

Lit: Garth Stein

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Stein discusses his long-awaited follow-up, the recently published A Sudden Light, which centers on a boy who tries to save his parents’ marriage, uncovering a bevy of family secrets in the process, at Joseph-Beth.   

Nils Frahm with Dawn of Midi

Monday • Contemporary Arts Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Nils Frahm’s live performances are kind of hard to believe.