Iris Murdoch's fiction has a way of exposing fears and insecurities; suspense and an impending sense of death drive the plots of many of her novels. Dark, uncontrollable forces are abroad in her world, and keep her readers shifting, looking over their shoulders, and counting the shadows on the wall.
"It is very undemocratic to be prescribed your areas of concern, the issues you want to deal with as an artist." The fact that Shobana Jeyasingh was born in India is a complex fact that audiences, funders, and critics might wish she'd address in simpler, more dogmatic terms. The English immigrant ref
On a Friday night in 1989, the word started drifting through certain circles that a band called The Warlocks was putting on a show outside of Hampton, Virginia. Considering this was the Grateful Dead's original name (they changed it in 1965), many people along the eastern seaboard began scratching th
The Eurythmics did not merely tap into the synthesized pop sounds of the 1980s -- they helped to define those sounds. They combined robotic beats with techno-oceanic undercurrents, sensual lyrics with savvy electric guitar riffs. The resulting sound seems, at least in retrospect, to capture the essen