//MUSIC
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers: Sidelong

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers

Sidelong

Sarah Shook is a honky-tonk badass with a chip on her shoulder and a kickass back-up band dedicated to the beauty of the profane.

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Charly Bliss: Guppy

Charly Bliss

Guppy

Guppy is a special release, proving that all you need is 30 minutes of hooks and riffs sung by a voice familiar the first time you hear it.

Colin Stetson: All This I Do For Glory

Colin Stetson

All This I Do For Glory

On his most recent release, Stetson produces some of the most intense expressions of his virtuosity.

//FILM
Genre as the Flesh of the Human Experience: An Interview With Rod Blackhurst of 'Here Alone'

Genre as the Flesh of the Human Experience

An Interview With Rod Blackhurst of 'Here Alone'

Blackhurst reflects on his discovery of cinema, the need to rely on the conventions of cinema, and his ambitions to create a character study that will resonate.

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//BOOKS
//TV
I Can't Bear to Watch, I Must Watch: Revisiting McLuhan, Postman, and DeLillo in These Heady Days

I Can't Bear to Watch, I Must Watch: Revisiting McLuhan, Postman, and DeLillo in These Heady Days

"Americans' voyeuristic attraction for scarlet-stained murder spectacles spills over into our need for similarly doomed entertainment in our highest national political office."

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'The Good Fight': Chaos Is Anything But as Season One Draws to a Close

"Chaos" is a near-perfect ending to a near-perfect season of a near-perfect series.

//CULTURE

From the atomic bombing of Nagasaki to her father's pedophilia, Kogawa embarks on a brutally honest and personal exploration of the nature of guilt and forgiveness.

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//GAMES
The Moving Pixels Podcast Becomes the 'Beholder'

The Moving Pixels Podcast Becomes the 'Beholder'

"It's easy to think that we would never be complicit with the dictates of an authoritarian regime, but Beholder reveals how complicated such choices can become."

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Im But a Tool of Totalitarian Capitalism in Beholder

I embrace my totalitarian duties -- but only so long as they earn me cash.

//COMICS

An abandoned lover enlists the help of an abandoned son to identify the corpse of the terrorist victim who betrayed them both.

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//Pop Ten
Willie Nelson: God's Problem Child
Having released a seemingly innumerable number of albums over the last half century plus, Willie Nelson shows no signs of slowing down on the excellent God’s Problem Child. Read More
Remembering Prince's Greatest Epic: 30 Years of "Sign 'O' The Times"
Max Richter on How Music Helps Him Understand the World
Bureau of Sabotage Set to Rock for Resistance at Bicycle Day and Beyond
//Mixed media