Jason Heller appears in the following:
Thursday, November 23, 2017
A collection of outtakes, alternates and demos from 1996 captures the point where one of America's great underdog bands began to come into its own.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Harvard professor Richard F. Thomas teaches a popular class on the importance of Bob Dylan, and now he's turned it into a book, full of stories, personal history and the occasional comparison to Ovid.
Monday, November 13, 2017
The French singer (and actor) has made her first album in 7 years — a testament to the power of immaculate, effortless-sounding pop songcraft, even in the face of loss.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
The songs on Cost Of Living are a big leap forward in the evolution of one of punk's most revolutionary groups.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Vyvyan Evans' new book about the rise of emojis casts the little icons as part of human language's long-running struggle to evolve — but too often it reads like a textbook, didactic and dry.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Why don't crooked corporate CEO's go to jail anymore? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jesse Eisinger uncovers culture of cowardice, incompetence, and corruption in both government and finance.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Some great noir fiction has been written about Los Angeles, but what happens when a different genre bleeds through? We've got three tales of murder, magic and robot detectives to cool your summer.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Sam Kean's funny, conversational new book reminds us not to take the air we breathe for granted — our atmosphere can tell stories about everything from dinosaurs and Julius Caesar to space flight.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
The Decemberists team up with English singer Olivia Chaney to perform gorgeous British folk ballads.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Ben Mezrich's taut, entertaining new book follows the men and women who have dedicated themselves to cloning the woolly mammoth, and maybe reversing some of the damage humans have done to the planet.
Monday, July 03, 2017
The Toronto-based collective returns after seven years with a collection of ethereal anthems.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Karin Tidbeck's new novel is set in the mysterious city of Amatka, an agricultural colony ruled by a totalitarian government — but this is no standard dystopia. In Amatka, language has strange power.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Theodora Goss's novel takes bits and pieces from several different monstrous mythologies — Jekyll and Hyde, Dr. Moreau and more — but she makes something new and deceptively intricate out of them.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
David Weigel is primarily a political reporter, but in The Show that Never Ends he spins his love of prog rock into a detailed, affectionate history of a genre that's never completely gone away.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
English author and artist Grayson Perry realized at age 12 that he wanted to wear women's clothes. That fascination is part of his new book, a funny, engaging look at what it means to be a man today.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Each track on The Black Keys singer's new album sparkles like a long-lost AM radio gem.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Detroit garage-rocker Josh Malerman's second novel follows a fictional 1950s rock bad recruited by the government to find the source of a mysterious, ominous sound emanating from the Namib Desert.
Monday, May 01, 2017
A mix of organic instrumentation, lilting electronics, and Ásgeir's otherworldly voice hits a sweet spot between emotion and mystique
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Sofia Samatar is the creator of an award-winning fantasy world; she sticks closer to earth in her powerful first story collection, but it's not always the earth we might recognize.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Sarah Gerard's lucid, atmospheric essay collection draws on her experiences growing up in Florida for a candid memoir that mixes first-person memories with thoughtful big-picture reporting.