Crimson staff writer
David J. Kurlander
Calvin is a pulsating and terrifying Martian-octopus. He comes to life aboard the International Space Station, after scientist Hugh Derry (Arion Bakare) nurses the beast from a suspended flagellum to a virtually invincible, shockingly bloodthirsty beast.
When Mars tries to bring 2016 into his pastiche, however, the illusion falls apart—the crudity and pop sensibility of some of his verses breaks the spell of his time capsule appeal.
Jin’s vision of the relationship between Chinese-American media, the War on Terror, and the rise of Internet-reputation provides a fascinating origin story for the turbulent East-West dynamics of the social media age.
Koch is so capable a literary technician that he manages to mold clichés into an enigmatic and unique intrigue that is simultaneously political and timeless, pulpy and profound.
‘The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12’ A Triumphant Glimpse at a Revolutionary Moment
The collection provides further proof of Dylan’s revolutionary zeal and genius assemblage of talent.
Despite the fact that “Beach Music” often trades in warmth for exactitude, Alex G continues to prove that he has the ear and the raw skill to create beautiful noise.
“A writer can be stereotyped much as an actor can—I thought I’d do the second book as different as possible as the first while keeping the same character,” Lee Child said.