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Suffer Well, Rejoice Better with Bruce Springsteen, Pt. II [Praise Music for a Secular Life] Feb 21, 2024 Music & Criticism & Columns In this continuing rumination on The Boss, Lish Ciambrone sets her sight on 1992's Lucky Town. Suffer Well, Rejoice Better with Bruce Springsteen, Pt. I [Praise Music for a Secular Life] Feb 14, 2024 Music & Criticism & Columns Lish Ciambrone spends Valentine's Day ruminating on the Boss's less-appreciated autobiographical work, starting with his 1987 album Tunnel of Love Your Descent into Violent Candy Feb 2, 2024 Fiction & Criticism Alex Youngman reviews Tex Gresham's 2023 story collection An Essay on Morgenrede's Abuser by Z.H. Gill Jan 19, 2024 Poetry & Criticism Z.H. Gill on the new book by transgressive poet Morgenrede Review: Ticket to Fame by Decisive Pink Jan 5, 2024 Music & Criticism Christian Best highlights a 2023 favorite "I've Got Mine: Notes on Neil Young's 'Motion Pictures (For Carrie)'" by Johanna Sommer Sep 29, 2023 Music & Criticism In 1974 Neil Young was at the tail end of his relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress. “Motion Pictures (for Carrie)” is just one song regarding Review: Carpet Cocoon by Iceblink Sep 27, 2023 Music & Criticism Christian Best of Smoke Bellow revisits a 2020 favorite Citizen Sleeper: Notes Toward a New Cyberpunk May 5, 2023 Fiction & Criticism a book critic's perspective on this indie game's important contribution to a played-out genre Review: One Person Holds So Much Silence by David Greenspan Feb 23, 2023 Poetry & Criticism This debut collection by David Greenspan slowly but surely brings into view something — though one cannot say exactly what, at first — about the Notes on Dhalgren by Bill Jan 24, 2023 Fiction & Criticism Bill gives us some notes on his recent reading of Samuel R. Delany's seminal, divisive novel DHALGREN. Review: Tongue of Silver by Lathe Sep 22, 2022 Music & Criticism A wild, stark, and wise album from Baltimore doom-country instrumentalists Lathe. Reviewed by Steve Johnson of 20/20 Records. Review: Desire by Mope Grooves Sep 19, 2022 Music & Criticism Christian Best of Smoke Bellow returns to one of his favorite post-punk releases of the last 5 years.