| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Outside of the darkened theater, what use are stand-alone action movie soundtracks such as "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"? As a tool to relive Hollywood action via headphones while pretending to leap tall buildings? To add big-screen drama to, say, the act...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 1:47 PM
As 2013 winds to a close, we thought we'd take one more look back at the year's literary highlights. We asked Printers Row Journal contributors to write about a book they read this year that will linger in their minds well into 2014. Here's what they...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:00 AM
So much about Morrissey has hardened into caricature over the course of his three-decade musical career — he's a megalomaniac! A sad sack! Perhaps even a racist! — that you might expect him to use his feverishly anticipated memoir to dismantle...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:22 PM
We know that pose: Stephen Patrick Morrissey in black and white, an awning of jet-black hair over his forehead, his eyes closed, the photograph tilted at such an angle to make him appear caught in mid-swoon.
This persona, a romantic so burdened by...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:15 AM
When you leave "Ode to a Hippie," a "site-specific environment" by Virgil Marti in the Wadsworth's Matrix Gallery, you are at a loss. What, exactly, is a hippie? Where's the ode? Who moved my cheese?
These and other questions flutter in the air behind...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:43 AM
Singer Morrissey has certainly got some stories to tell. But the 660-page book that promised to share at least a few of his secrets has been pulled on the eve of its publication in the U.K.
Morrissey's "Autobiography" was said to be slated for...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The line between a fair use of copyrighted works and an infringement is blurry, and sometimes it takes a judge to decide where a particular use falls. The dispute between Universal Music Publishing and Lauren LoPrete shows how copyright owners can use...
| Sep 26, 2013
What do you get when you replace the original dialogue from classic Peanuts comic strips with lyrics from songs by the beloved British indie-rock band The Smiths? A wry and clever blog that a major record company tries to shut down.
The case of This...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:07 AM
The much-anticipated, long-delayed, possibly pulled memoir from singer Morrissey is apparently headed for British bookstore shelves this month.
"Morrissey: Autobiography" will be published by Penguin Classics in the U.K. on Oct. 17. The book, spotted on...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Beloved singer Morrissey has been teasing fans for close to two years with news that he's penned a 660-page memoir. The catch is, it doesn't seem to have a publisher -- or didn't, until an exchange at a concert this week.
Is the Morrissey memoir...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 4:24 PM
On full display at Reading’s Sovereign Performing Arts Center was the fanatical devotion that dark new wave crooner Morrissey inspires. A near sellout crowd constantly shouted its love. Most every song was rewarded with enthusiastic applause; only...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:26 AM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. MARSHALL CRENSHAW & BOTTLE ROCKETS When Marshall Crenshaw was making such wonderful (and far too underappreciated) pop-rock such as “Someday, Someway,” “Cynical Girl” and “...