2 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
The Monkees, Head, and the '60s By Peter Mills Jawbone Press, 336 pp., $19.95 By the spring of 1968, the two-season stint of the Monkees' TV show had come to an end, a vehicle that rocketed the “Pre-Fab Four" to massive success, millions of r...
3 days ago | Books
New York Rock: From the Rise of the Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGB By Steven Blush St. Martin’s Press, 496 pp., $24.99 Steven Blush has done something truly impressive and exacting here — distill the essence and core of the rock ...
7 days ago | Books
American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant By Ronald C. White 826 pp. $35 Random House Popular conception of Ulysses S. Grant – the Union General whose victory in the Civil War paved the way for his two terms as the 18th U.S. President, goes som...
9 days ago | Visual Arts
As artistic partnerships go, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Director Gary Tinterow and French artist Edgar Degas go back a long way. Well, not exactly in a personal sense, since Degas did die in 1917, but in a collaborative sense. Tinterow was one o...
9 days ago | Books
My Life With Earth, Wind & Fire By Maurice White with Herb Powell Amistad, 386 pp., $27.99. In 1969, drummer Maurice White had a pretty sweet gig. The Memphis-bred player was touring the world and making hugely successful records as ...
14 days ago | Books
Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon By Peter Ames Carlin Henry Holt & Co., 415 pp., $32 In 1984, Paul Simon’s career wasn’t going so well. His semi-autobiographical feature film debut as an actor, One Trick Pony, had tanked a...