Douglas Wolk

Douglas Wolk writes on pop for the Village Voice, Rolling Stone and other publications. His book James Brown Live at the Apollo will be published by Continuum Books this summer.

Picking Up the Pieces Picking Up the Pieces

Brian Wilson began recording his masterpiece, Smile, in 1966; the project collapsed a year later, unfinished.

Oct 7, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Douglas Wolk

The ‘I’ of the Beholder The ‘I’ of the Beholder

About fifteen years ago, looking for something to play on my college radio station, I cued up a reel-to-reel tape I'd found in a pile by the wall--and fell in love.

Jun 3, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Douglas Wolk

Men in Black Men in Black

Several generations of doomy, bookish youth have grown up listening to the Cure.

Jan 29, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Douglas Wolk