The best best box sets of 2017 include 11 CDs from David Bowie’s Berlin period, 529 tracks of live vintage country from Louisiana Hayride, Roland Kayn’s 14-hour electronic masterwork, and the most complete portrait yet of Hüsker Dü’s early years.
Digital downloads haven’t yet driven box sets extinct—and this year the best include Paul Bowles’s Moroccan field recordings, vintage Ray Charles in mono, a 50-year NRBQ retrospective, and ten discs of foundational 40s bebop from Savoy Records.
Previewing an experimental shorts program organized by Chicago Filmmakers
The chefs at Alinea are prepping a venison addition to their menu, which arrives Wednesday. Over at Alinea’s Mosaic message board, they gave a little peek at the inspiration and the sort of Proustian aesthetic detail that they go in to (via @Gachatz): “During the recent menu meetings we identified the fireplace as a seasonal […]