The Quietus | Reviews | Ryoji Ikeda

The Quietus | Reviews | Ryoji Ikeda

Ryoji Ikeda returns with more of his signature algorithmic composition, firing through seventeen frantic tracks of glitching, minimal electronics. Ikeda’s work is as rich as ever, drawing upon the extra-musical terrain of quantum physics, genetics, and computational form to further express the rhythmic potential of data. For all the heady intellectualism of its source material, … Read more

Five Best: Books by Great Wits

Five Best: Books by Great Wits

1. Saki skewered the Edwardian ruling class with surreal humor and savage wit. In this masterly story-collection, a newly deceased young woman slaughters a loathed male acquaintance’s prized hens on the day of her own funeral when she returns reincarnated as an otter. Two women trying to gatecrash a garden party are confronted by a … Read more

12 Books to Read: The Best Reviews of November

12 Books to Read: The Best Reviews of November

A selection of the month’s most noteworthy books, as discussed by The Wall Street Journal’s reviewers. By R.J. Smith | Hachette America, for Berry, was a land of drive-ins, skyscrapers and ambition, where burgers “sizzle on an open grill night and day.” Review by Eddie Dean. Read the review The Commanders: The Leadership Journeys of … Read more

‘This Is What I Mean’ by Stormzy Review: Rap Spirituality

‘This Is What I Mean’ by Stormzy Review: Rap Spirituality

In the U.K., rapper Stormzy, born Michael Omari, is a superstar with chart-topping albums and a string of awards and nominations, an artist who appears on magazine covers and headlined the Glastonbury Festival in 2019. But while he’s far from unknown in the U.S., his profile remains relatively low. Some of this fame gap has … Read more

Review | “Smile” by IAMA Theatre Company at Atwater Village Theatre

Review | “Smile” by IAMA Theatre Company at Atwater Village Theatre

Isabella Feliciana and Andria Kozica (Photo _ Jeff Lorch) Written by Melissa Jane Osborne and directed by Michelle Bossy, “Smile” is set in 1992, the “Year of the Woman,” a detail that sets the tone of the times. By Carol Edger Germain The play begins by introducing us to 17-year-old Rachel Olivera (Isabella Feliciana), who … Read more

'Vermeer's Secrets' Review: A Master Under the Microscope – The Wall Street Journal

'Vermeer's Secrets' Review: A Master Under the Microscope – The Wall Street Journal

‘Vermeer’s Secrets’ Review: A Master Under the Microscope  The Wall Street Journal

Two Books on China’s Post-Mao Era

Two Books on China’s Post-Mao Era

Much Western wisdom on Communist China is of the conventional variety, with one belief in particular standing stubbornly unchallenged for decades. This is the view that Deng Xiaoping, the country’s paramount leader from 1978 to 1989, was the predominant architect of the China that we know today: an economic giant that aspires to challenge the … Read more

Best Picture Books 2022 | SLJ Best Books

Best Picture Books 2022 | SLJ Best Books

Impeccable art and lyrical and child-friendly text set these 27 titles apart from everything else we read this year.     PICTURE BOOKS Behar, Ruth. Tía Fortuna’s New Home: A Jewish Cuban Journey. illus. by Devon Holzwarth. Knopf. ISBN  ‎9780593172414.K-Gr 3–This powerful intergenerational story about heritage and hope is enhanced by stunning art; a must for all libraries, … Read more

Theatre Review: The Jungle and the Sea at Belvoir is truly extraordinary theatre

Theatre Review: The Jungle and the Sea at Belvoir is truly extraordinary theatre

Written and directed by S. Shakthidharan and Eamon Flack, The Jungle and the Sea at Belvoir follows a family as they fight to survive during the Sri Lankan Civil War. Spanning fifteen years, we witness the family, Mother Gowrie (Anandavalli), Father Siva (Prakash Belawadi) and their four children, Lakshmi (Emma Harvie), Madhu (Nadie Kammallaweera), Abi … Read more

The Quietus | Features | Tome On The Range | Art Into Pop: Leeds Punk & Post-Punk, 1974-–81 – The Quietus

The Quietus | Features | Tome On The Range | Art Into Pop: Leeds Punk & Post-Punk, 1974-–81 – The Quietus

The Quietus | Features | Tome On The Range | Art Into Pop: Leeds Punk & Post-Punk, 1974-–81  The Quietus