Milner on Music

The latest takes from Roz Milner on music, media and literature
Created 28 Nov 2020
  • I've Been Reading Lately... September 2021
    02 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics by Mark Lilla (NYRB Books, 2016) A little dated, a little thought provoking, The Reckless Mind is a series of essays - book reviews, mostly - about thinker...
  • Books and Influences
    29 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    I had this funny feeling when I finished Casey Plett’s new book A Dream of A Woman a week or two ago: I felt inspired. It was like being plugged into an electrical socket, a feeling of energy and a ru...
  • Our Strange Relationship
    18 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    I’ve been thinking about Frank Zappa lately. Why? A few days ago, writer and critic Steve Smith wrote a little post (and some tweets) about seeing The Zappa Band, and mentioned he used to be a fan, th...
  • On "A Dream of A Woman"
    10 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    The last few days I’ve been reading Casey Plett’s new collection of stories A Dream of a Woman, and it’s great. Stories about transition, about trans people struggling with addiction and figuring thei...
  • What I Read: August 2021
    01 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    After the Tall Timber - Renata Adler (NYRB Books) A decent collection of Adler’s nonfiction - although it curiously doesn’t contain any of her movie reviews - that covers the bases. Major pieces inclu...
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    12 Aug 2021 4 0
  • The Endgame
    04 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    I remember back when I first started using it, reviewing was fun. There was a bit of a thrill: getting a book for free, when all I had to do was write about it. Which usually, I did anyway. It was a w...
  • I've Been Reading Lately... July 2021
    01 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Molecular Red: Theory for the Anthropocene by McKenzie Wark (Verso) “We all know this civilization can’t last. Let’s make another,” writes Wark in her Molecular Red, and she sets out to create a new k...
  • From the archives: A View from the Gondola
    22 Jul 2021 • 7 min read
    With news that the Canadian Hockey League is moving it’s broadcasts to CBC and TSN, I started thinking about my time working in hockey broadcasting, when I did OHL broadcasts for the Oshawa Generals b...
  • Big Fandom
    17 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    Dear M---, I just finished a moving and bittersweet novel: Jeanne Thornton’s Summer Fun. It’s a great look at fandom, trans identity, self-expression and the moving power of music. It follows the care...
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