//MUSIC
Omar Souleyman: Bahdeni Nami

Omar Souleyman

Bahdeni Nami

If you’re not dancing or clapping while listening to Omar Souleyman, you’re doing something wrong.

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Various Artists: Shirley Inspired

Various Artists

Shirley Inspired

Contemporary folk revivalists assemble to pay tribute to one of the British folk revival’s leading lights, Shirley Collins.

Mark Springer: The Watching Bird / The Rip Rig and Panic Piano Solos

Mark Springer

The Watching Bird / The Rip Rig and Panic Piano Solos

In Mark Springer's work, there is a presence of emotional distortion that pushes forward a striking narrative of signatures and chords.

//FILM
//BOOKS
//GAMES
In Defense of the Godzilla Game

In Defense of the Godzilla Game

"While Godzilla is not a good game, it does highlight the central concern in making a good Godzilla game, jazzing up Godzilla's fighting style."

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Perspectives on Death in 'Game of Thrones - A Nest of Vipers'

How do you decide who lives and who dies?

//CULTURE
A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance. "

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Smashing Pumpkins Rock for Revolution at Irvine Meadows

You know Corgan isn’t just going to play a greatest hits set and that’s to his credit, for a formidable catalog of deep cuts the Smashing Pumpkins have.

//COMICS

Island #1 brings something to comics that hasn’t been as popular for a long time now, the anthology comicbook.

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//TV
Does Reality Television Need 'The Profit'?

Does Reality Television Need 'The Profit'?

"A series about making money, airing on CNBC, might seem like an unlikely place for fostering positive values."

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Sex, Drugs and Alternative Folk: 'True Detective' - Episode 6 - Church in Ruins

Despite a few Scooby Doo level of conveyance, writer/ creator Nic Pizzolatto finally starts giving the audience the kind of chemistry they expect.

//Pop Ten
Blood and Thunder: Black Sabbath’s ‘Sabotage’ at 40
In 1975, with lawyers in the studio and a financial empire crumbling, Black Sabbath fought back with their last classic album of the decade. Read More
Image Comics Challenges the Comics Industry with 'Island #1'
Foals - "Mountain at My Gates" (Singles Going Steady)
Perspectives on Death in 'Game of Thrones - A Nest of Vipers'
//Mixed media
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