Greil Marcus

  • Film

    October 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2012

    The Week in Forgetfulness: Books by Crooks, the Cold War and a Writer to Remember

    My kind editor, The Mexican, offered to reimburse me for purchase of the ex-governor of California's memoirs. I considered reading and reviewing the provocatively titled Total Recall:  My Unbelievably True Life Storybut I felt so uncomfortable at even the thought of walking into a bookstor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Top 10 Americana Albums of 2008

    Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantasti ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Song As History and News Commentary

    People Take Warning! Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs, 1913-1938 Resonates With Today's Zeitgeist

  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    CD Review

    Various Artists, The Harry Smith Project Double CD/DVD set (Shout! Factory)

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2006

    R.I.P. Ellen Willis ("Beginning To See The Light")

    VVoice reports: Groundbreaking feminist author, activist, and academic Ellen Willis died Wednesday. Willis had been sick from some time. Born in 1941, she served as the first pop music critic at the New Yorker, and later worked as an editor and writer at the Village Voice, on and off, until the mi ... More >>

  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    Fall Art Threat

    The last band lasts forever

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Catchier Than Vonnegut

    Neko Ikon (and the New Pornographers)

  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    Do Yourself a Flavor

    Fall into the Fall

  • News

    September 26, 2002

    No Fun!

    The Sex Pistols at Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion, Devore, Sept. 14

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Face Value

    A hero needs a weapon, and Billy Idols face is his

  • Culture

    November 30, 2000

    The Irony Age

    Newsflash: Clash not only band that matters!