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    "A fast, complex, exhilarating roadster ride through history and time.... Kino is an intoxicating Euro-brew, written with enormous skill and dedication." — Frederick Barthelme

    "Jürgen Fauth's deft mashup of genre and historical period is both a full-throttle literary thriller of ideas and a contemplative examination of film and fascism. Kino is a debut of great intellectual  force."– Teddy Wayne

    "A surprising alternative history. Kino brings the golden age of German cinema to light with loving, sometimes gritty, detail and great precision." – Neal Pollack, author of Jewball.

    "A delirious melange of conspiracy, magic, sex, history, bad behavior, and cinema, Kino is a stellar entertainment, and Jürgen Fauth is a writer of rare, sinister imagination." – Owen King, author of Reenactment

    "A light-hearted romp that leads straight into darkness and back through the shadows on the wall."– Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

    "Movie nuts arise! A happy and felicitous debut."– Terese Svoboda

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Medeski Martin and Wood

Stumbling into a performance by John Medeski isn’t all that difficult in New York City — I’ve recently seen him with The Word, Warren Haynes, and John Scofield, (and he’s all over the I’m Not There soundtrack) — but his original groove jazz combo has proven much more elusive lately. So on Saturday, Dan, Jocelyn, […]

Faubourg Tremé

The last time we saw Dawn Logsdon and Lucie Faulknor, we were shaking our bones to Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers at the Jazzfest fairgrounds. Now arrives their documentary, directed by Logsdon and produced by Faulknor, telling about a storied New Orleans neighborhood that barely appears in the textbooks — even though in the […]

The Word

Any project featuring John Medeski is worth whatever Manhattan venues deem to charge, and The Word is no exception. A high-powered gospel/funk/jam outfit featuring Medeski, sacred steel guitarist Robert Randolph, as well as Luther Dickinson, brother Cody, and Chris Chew of the North Mississippi All-Stars, The Word has not played together since Bonnaroo 2005. Thursday […]

Bonnaroo 2007

Dancing in the Sunshine is Serious Business Bonnaroo is exhausting. Sixty hours after the last notes wafted into the Tennessee air, my feet, back, legs, skin, and head have barely recovered. In 2004, a tremendous storm left me drenched, tentless, and barefoot in ankle-deep mud. But it doesn’t take a major meteorological event: if the […]

Off to the Roo

Even though a certain red-headed guitar player is conspicuously absent this year and only a single surviving member of the Grateful Dead is performing, I’m packed and ready for Tennessee. Where else but Bonnaroo am I going to be able to catch The Slip, Wilco, Ornette Coleman, Gogol Bordello, Hot Tuna, Mavis Staples, David Cross, […]

The Duo, Knitting Factory

The main space of the Knitting Factory was filled with chairs last night for a rare acoustic performance by Sir Joe Russo and that rascal Marco Benevento. (The show was supposed to be at Tonic, but Tonic is no more.) What does “acoustic” mean for the drums-and-organ Duo? No loops and laptops for Russo, an […]


A test post for my malfunctioning RSS feeds under the guise of a Friday night YouTube link dump. What does this mean for you? Grace, Karen, Marika, Vanessa, Nina, and Nina! Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Treat Me Right Karen Dalton, God Bless the Child Marika Rökk, Eine Nacht im Mai Vanessa Paradis, Joe Le […]

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood @ Bowery Ballroom

Heady, like getting your frontal lobes kneaded by a slightly sadistic masseuse, but with a booty-shaking happy ending. Comments/partial setlist on the MMW forums Pretty good photos I’m not allowed to blog Out Louder MMW Two tunes for your enjoyment: a very pretty “Julia” … …and, more representative, the set-closing “Hottentot” from the Electric Factory […]

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