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Man Booker prize 2018 longlist includes graphic novel for the first time

A graphic novel about a vanished young woman and a thriller about a vanished mother have elbowed their way on to a giant-slaying Man Booker prize longlist that “capture[s] something about a world on the brink”.<p>Nick Drnaso’s Sabrina, the first graphic novel ever to reach the Booker longlist, …

Books

The Best Music Documentaries You Should Watch Right Now

As much as music is about the songs, it’s also about narrative, and the people who make it. An album is only as good as how badly people want to listen to it, and it takes interesting stories to create that connection with an audience. Since the origins of modern music, there has been a myriad of …

50 Best Albums of 2018 So Far

Janelle Monae, ‘Dirty Computer’<p>We Say: Released in tandem with a film of the same name (like <i>Purple Rain</i>) and with music that engages with apocalyptic …

The 30 Best Dream Pop Albums

With many of the lists we’ve assembled over the past few years, the parameters have been clear. To be considered Britpop, for example, a record had to be guitar-based, from the UK, and released during a certain period. We can argue endlessly about what’s a mixtape and what’s an album, but in …

Indie Music

The Best Songs For People Who Love Face-Melting Guitar Solos

Guitar solos can really go either way. If placed or executed poorly, they can kill the emotion and momentum of a song. This is especially true of long, boring solos, devoid of any kind of intention, forethought or passion. On the other hand, a well-done guitar solo can make for the perfect …

The 10 Best Music Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: May 30th</b><p>Whether they’re about an artist, a band, or maybe just a particular place and time, music documentaries have a unique ability to let their soundtrack be a central aspect to their storytelling. With a selection varying from artist biographies, music history lessons, and those …

Man Booker International prize longlist: Han Kang up for top gong again

Previous winners Han and László Krasznahorkai nominated for £50,000 award for translated fiction, on a longlist that spans Iraq to Taiwan<p>Former winners of the Man Booker International prize Han Kang and László Krasznahorkai will go head to head on this year’s longlist, competing with the cream of …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Live’s not dead: 21 great live albums from the 21st century

In May 1968, Johnny Cash released <i>Live At Folsom Prison</i>, a recording of a raucous, emotionally charged performance before a group of grateful inmates …

17 Books Every Music Lover Should Read

Unmissable books about music, from Gucci Mane's autobiography to Ego Trip's rap tome to David Byrne's sweeping 'How Music Works.'

10 Epic Page-Turning Novels

The World of Tomorrow<i>, Brendan Mathews's engrossing debut novel, tracks three Irish brothers tumbling through New York during an eventful two weeks</i> …

All the books you should have read in 2016

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, Paul Beatty became the first American writer to win the Booker Prize, the Internet picked sides when …

Books

The 10 best books of 2016

From novels spanning centuries to a history of existentialism, Jane Ciabattari chooses the best titles the year had to offer.

Books

Ten Coltrane Albums Every Jazz Fan Should Own

Ten Coltrane Albums Every Jazz Fan Should Own<p>Updated on February 27, 2018<p>Each album in this list is a compositional realization, execution, and …

15 Great Albums You Didn’t Hear in 2016

Haley Bonar, ‘Impossible Dream’<p>Don't let the title of Haley Bonar's seventh album fool you into mistaking this St. Paul singer-songwriter for some …

Portugal's pastry shops: Best pastelarias in Lisbon | CNN Travel

(CNN) — What happens when you combine plenty of egg yolks, flour and butter with copious amounts of sugar? In the case of Portugal, you get the underpinnings of a national way of life.<p>A huge array of pastries, forming a yellow-tinged expanse of soft, chewy variants displayed in endless curvy cases …

The 50 Best Alt-Country Albums of All Time

Alt-country is such a hard genre to define that the wonderful music magazine devoted to it proclaimed itself the “alternative-country (whatever that …

The Religious Experience of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”

Fifty years on, the masterwork has come to stand for everything that is real and authentic in jazz<p><b>It didn’t take me very long</b> into my first encounter …