The Man Who Saw a Ghost
Open Shelves, Secret Agreements
New Work / News
Just Another Birthday Party with the Folks
Prisoner & Eunuch
Her eyes have seen it all
Belle and Sebastian
Bonzo Dog Band
George Roy Hill
hunter s. thompson
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jorge Luis Borges
Leopold and Loeb
Altogether not bad
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978), which is coming out from The Criterion Collection, was an altogether not-bad movie, as I recall, whose...
Get back to where—?
The news that Peter Jackson will be assembling a new version of the Beatles' Get Back-Let It Be footage is interesting and exciting....
Wally and the Beaver
I've done a handful of public readings in my life, and while none has been completely unpleasurable, probably the best so far occurred...
Garry Mimble to you!
The last thing I’ll ask you to read this year, I promise: my thoughts on the Beatles’ Christmas records — both the more familiar and the...
Big box o' Pepper
My review of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – the album, and the new Super Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition – is up at Critics at...
The hip idol’s hip idol
My review of Dion’s fantastic 1965 Columbia recordings with Tom Wilson and Al Kooper, newly reissued, is up at Critics at Large.
The wrong kind of easy
At Critics at Large, my review of Ron Howard's new documentary Eight Days a Week, concerning the Beatles’ life as a touring band.