It's the Short List for the 2021 ToB!
Books, judges, zombies, oh my! Announcing the field for the 2021 Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes
Ninety-three albums that sounded like this year.
Following a mid-year checkpoint, catching up on the rest of 2018 with picks from the year in music.
With 2018 a little more than half over, a check-in on the year’s best long-player recordings.
This is the way the year ends: with a fade-out.
The best music from 2016 meant more than usual this year.
Why we like the music we do is a matter of personal history—and in at least one case, a profound experience of hearing David Bowie.
Music writing and music enthusiasm don’t mix—let’s change that. With the help of an army of YouTube commenters, we gush over our selections for the 31 best albums of the year.
When Roger Ebert died, America was deprived of one of its finest critics. We also lost one of our best writers on addiction.
A full calendar year of only listening to music that was released in 2013 comes down to this: The Morning News Editor’s Choice Awards for the 19 best albums of the year.
A year’s worth of music listening, whittled down to the core. Because in the end, there can be only 10.
Once again, we convene our film scholars, plus critic Michelle Orange, to discuss a major movie: The Master, by Paul Thomas Anderson—a masterpiece of craftsmanship, or merely an exercise of cinema and violence with no story in the center?
Yes, yes, The Exorcist and Night of the Living Dead are reliably traumatizing, but at this point they’re comfort food, and there’s plenty more to discover in the world of horror cinema.