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National Review

Leading conservative magazine and website covering news, politics, current events, and culture with detailed analysis and commentary.

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Pete Townshend, The Who: Pete Townshend: Who I Am – A Memoir (Harper)

Book Review by Robert Dean Lurie, National Review, 20 December 2012

THE INNER FLAP of the dust jacket says it all: "Pete Townshend has some explaining to do." ...

Lou Reed: The Wild Side, Magic, and Loss

Obituary by Robert Dean Lurie, National Review, 29 October 2013

His subjects were difficult and his voice abrasive, but he never tried to be anyone other than himself. ...

Bob Dylan: Jeff Taylor and Chad Israelson: The Political World of Bob Dylan – Freedom and Justice, Power and Sin (Palgrave Macmillan)

Book Review by Robert Dean Lurie, National Review, 31 December 2015

WRITING ABOUT Bob Dylan's politics would seem to be a thankless task. The famously curmudgeonly songwriter claims to know and care little about the subject, ...

Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run (Simon & Schuster)

Book Review by Robert Dean Lurie, National Review, 31 December 2016

SPRINGSTEEN. THE BOSS. Bruuuuuce. A lot of hyperbolic ink has been spilled over this man through the years, so I'm going to walk it back ...

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