//MUSIC
The Milk Carton Kids: Monterey

The Milk Carton Kids

Monterey

Monterey is an earnest, serious collection of minimalist folk songs that only comes to life when the Milk Carton Kids liven up those songs through lyrics or tempo.

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Joanna Gruesome: Peanut Butter

Joanna Gruesome

Peanut Butter

Joanna Gruesome mash together lo-fi punk and fuzzy twee pop for a gleefully unbalanced follow-up to their acclaimed 2013 debut.

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear: Skeleton Crew

If Madisen Ward’s singing surprises for its somewhat overt oddness, the lyrics sometimes surprise too -- not in big, powerful ways but in humble ones.

//FILM
Cannes 2015: 'Dheepan' and 'The Lobster' Depict Different Kinds of War

Cannes 2015

'Dheepan' and 'The Lobster' Depict Different Kinds of War

Two movies screening in competition at Cannes, Dheepan and The Lobster, consider very different sorts of war, between hardcore gangs and between life aspirations.

The Ghosts of 'Poltergeist' Can't Spook Technology

There's lots of tech on display in this remake of 1982's Poltergeist, but the script sure doesn't know how to grapple with it.

//BOOKS
//GAMES
Eat to Live: The 35th Anniversary of 'Pac-Man'

Eat to Live: The 35th Anniversary of 'Pac-Man'

"The story of Pac-Man is the story of America. "

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Be Prepared to be Unprepared

Bloodborne wants to catch us off guard, even as it teaches us to always be on guard.

//CULTURE
Why It's Time to Stop Hating Spotify

Why It's Time to Stop Hating Spotify

"An independent artist opens up about how much he’s earned from Spotify, what it means to his band, and why listeners should feel good about the shift to streaming consumption."

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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

//COMICS

The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1 begins with a return to the beginning of the superhero genre, but not the real beginning.

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//TV

Two Canadian forays into sci-fi television, Ascension and The Starlost, bear interesting parallels to modern life in Canada.

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//Pop Ten
Counterbalance: Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here'
Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar. You're gonna go far, just like the 207th most acclaimed album of all time, Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here. Read More
A Job for Superman: On Multiversity, Convergence and These Precious Mortal Hours
Why It's Time to Stop Hating Spotify
How Are Sci-fi TV Shows and Their Starships Like Canadian Cities in Winter?
//Mixed media