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    ‘Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You’, Big Thief Album Review

    In the midst of the pandemic, Adrianne Lenker (Big Thief’s lead singer) ventured into the wilderness, fresh from heartbreak, and released two new solo...

    Review: Arlo Parks’ ‘Collapsed in Sunbeams’

    "Collapsed in Sunbeams is a tender portrait of her microcosm of the world that feels universal."

    Review: Adrianne Lenker’s ‘songs / instrumentals’

    Big Thief’s album covers — hazy, warm-eyed snapshots of earthy nostalgia — are a fitting prelude to their deeply intimate folk music gnarled among...

    Glutton for Horror

    Mild Spoilers for Spirited Away and Pan’s Labyrinth Of all the sins, gluttony is the only one we truly commit against ourselves, where the implications...

    Comfort food of China

    When my parents and my older brother arrived at the Los Angeles airport in the spring of 1997, their worth became one-tenth of what...