Other Articles by Brian Christopher Jones

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MUSIC

 » Broken Social Scene: LIVE - Without even an opening act the Canadian collective plummeted on stage to begin one of their biggest shows since the release of the new Forgiveness Rock Record.
[05.28.2010 by Brian Christopher Jones]

LITERATURE

 » New Text Lions - To put it in 140 characters or less: J.D. Salinger and Howard Zinn are gone. At a time when Apple's iPad is being touted as the killer of Amazon's Kindle, which was touted as the killer of the traditional novel, who will take their place?
[02.09.2010 by Brian Christopher Jones]

LITERATURE

 » 2044 - Subtitled The Problem Isn't Big Brother, It's Big Brother Inc., Eric Lotke's self-published novel channels the spirits of George Orwell and Naomi Klein to conjure up a future world that is eerily similar to our own.
[09.03.2009 by Brian Christopher Jones]

COLUMN

 » Gay Rights in America - When it comes to same-sex marriage, Dick Cheney is for it and California is against it. Go figure. When push comes to shove at the ballot box, the blatant estrangement of both major political parties to the issue of gay rights, and specifically same-sex marriage, has been appalling.
[06.03.2009 by Brian Christopher Jones]

MUSIC

 » Deerhunter: LIVE - Earlier this week at The Loft in Dallas, Texas, the ascention of Georgia's reigning psych-punk quintet continued unabated, with the band delivering a comprehensive set that surprisingly made the case for their sound being more provocative from the stage than from a stereo.
[12.05.2008 by Brian Christopher Jones]

POLITICS

 » Obama: Restart - With the US presidential election less than two months away and 81-percent of Americans dissatisfied with the direction of their country, why do polls continue to show a 50/50 chance of extending Republican control of the White House?
[09.17.2008 by Brian Christopher Jones]

LITERATURE

 » Who's Your City? (Part II) - In the second of a two-part series Richard Florida's latest book, LAS writer Brian C. Jones examines the author's sometimes surprising insights on the notion of place, as well as the astounding statistics from a customized Gallup poll regarding place and happiness.
[08.15.2008 by Brian Christopher Jones]

LITERATURE

 » Who's Your City? (Part I) - In his introductory piece of a two-part series, LAS writer Brian C. Jones examines the basic premise of celebrity academic Richard Florida's latest book - that the global lifescape is a "spiky world" rather than a flat one - and takes a bit of umbrage with the author's organization of data.
[08.11.2008 by Brian Christopher Jones]

LITERATURE

 » Plastic Words - Uwe Poerksen's monumental study explores the power of words in modern society, particularly within the political arena. Do we truly embrace the abstract language of politicians or is there an inherent danger in such bland platitudes? Brian Christopher Jones discusses the world of language in his review of Poerksen's book, subtitled The Tyranny of a Modular Language.
[06.10.2008 by Brian Christopher Jones]

MUSIC

 » National, The: LIVE - Standing on a mat which displayed the words "total cock," (exactly as such) Matt Berninger welcomed fans at Dublin's Olympia Theatre to the second night of his band's three-night stint in the Irish capital. The calm composure of the band's other members was obvious from the beginning, and complimented Berninger's disoriented and sometimes raucous nature on stage.
[05.16.2008 by Brian Christopher Jones]

LITERATURE

 » Campaigning for Hearts and Minds - "The simple messages contained in political ads may spark an emotional response," states How Emotional Appeals in Political Ads Work, from University of Michigan Political Science lecturer Ted Brader, "but the ads are assumed to derive the bulk of their emotional power from something other than the words."
[04.11.2008 by Brian Christopher Jones]

LITERATURE

 » All Governments Lie - Taken on its first three words alone, the title of Myra MacPherson's book might be too inflammatory for all but the leftiest left-wingers. Rather than a conspiracy screed on modern society, MacPherson's work, its full title including "The Life and Times of Rebel Journalist I.F. Stone," is a portrait of one of America's most iconoclastic journalists.
[03.13.2008 by Brian Christopher Jones]
Reviews
»Logos
Atlas Sound
Kranky
»Offend Maggie
Deerhoof
Kill Rock Stars
»Rainwater Cassette Exchange
Deerhunter
Kranky
»Alphabet Graveyard
Gentleman Auction House
Emergency Umbrella
»21st Century Breakdown
Green Day
Reprise
»Veckatimest
Grizzly Bear
Warp
»To the River Lounge
Harold Nono
Bearsuit
»The Death of Barra
Harold Nono
Rack and Ruin
»Riceboy Sleeps
Jónsi and Alex
XL
»Fantasies
Metric
Last Gang
»All Governments Lie
Myra MacPherson
Simon & Schuster
»Stage Names
Okkervil River
Jagjaguwar
»black forest (tra la la)
Pale Young Gentleman
Science of Sound
»Pause Record
Pause Record
self-released
»Backspacer
Pearl Jam
MonkeyWrench
»Who's Your City?
Richard Florida
Basic Books
»Starfucker
Starfucker
Badman
»Realism
The Magnetic Fields
Nonesuch
»High Violet
The National
4AD
»Together
The New Pornographers
Matador
»We Are the O's
The O's
Idol
»World I See
The Present
LOAF
»Plastic Words
Uwe Poerksen
Penn State University Press