//MUSIC
Descendents: Hypercaffium Spazzinate

Descendents

Hypercaffium Spazzinate

The Descendents today sound a lot like the Descendents you've always known, but this album is hardly a self-conscious clinging to past success. Instead, it's the sound of four guys with a deep bond, making music on their own terms.

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Various Artists: Coxsone's Music 2 - The Sound of Young Jamaica

Various Artists

Coxsone's Music 2 - The Sound of Young Jamaica

As with its companion piece, this second volume of early Jamaican music shows just how integral a role jazz and R&B played in shaping what would become the island nation’s dominant form of popular music in the second half of the 20th Century.

Paul Kelly: Seven Sonnets and a Song

Paul Kelly

Seven Sonnets and a Song

Legendary Australian songwriter Paul Kelly reconciles his trademark acoustic style with the works of Shakespeare on his latest album, Seven Sonnets and a Song.

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//TV
BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 5 - Back to Work...

BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 5 - "Back to Work..."

"BrainDead's response to switching days and losing ratings? The weakest episode yet. "

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Roadies: Season 1, Episode 5 - Friends and Family

In an up-close and personal episode, the gang’s in Denver for a hometown double bill, and everyone's got an itch that needs scratching when it comes to family.

//CULTURE

Philosophers at Table declares Cartesian dichotomies the ruin of food, with delicious results.

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//GAMES
Bad Graphics Are Still Impressive in Spirits of Xanadu

Bad Graphics Are Still Impressive in ‘Spirits of Xanadu’

"Spirits of Xanadu wrings emotion and style out of its low fidelity graphics."

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What Defines an Old School JRPG?

There’s a common assumption that a story starring kids is also for kids, and that a kid’s story is inherently less complex, less nuanced, and simply lesser in quality.

//COMICS

Bryan Lee O'Malley blows his nose at social media and fashion culture.

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//Pop Ten
Are The Rolling Stones More Than Just a Rock Band?
Rich Cohen, who covered the band for Rolling Stone in 1994, documents the Stones' historical and cultural importance in a new biography. Read More
Laying the Groundwork: An Interview With Saul Williams
Paul McCartney Takes Nothing for Granted on 'One on One' Tour
Mr. Robot: Season 2, Episodes 1 and 2 – "eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc"/"eps2.0_unm4sk-pt2.tc"
//Mixed media