//MUSIC
Amadou & Mariam: La Confusion

Amadou & Mariam

La Confusion

A euphoric swirl of nostalgic synths and warm Afropop, La Confusion is a breath of fresh air from the ever-masterful duo of Amadou & Mariam.

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The Clientele: Music for the Age of Miracles

The Clientele

Music for the Age of Miracles

England's favorite pop dreamers awake from a seven-year slumber, giving us more of what made us like them so much in the first place.

Mount Kimbie: Love What Survives

Mount Kimbie

Love What Survives

Mount Kimbie returns with Love What Survives, introducing post-punk elements to its electronic core, and in the process producing its finest record to date.

//FILM
'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Is Comically Bad

'Kingsman

The Golden Circle' Is Comically Bad

Matthew Vaughn’s hyper-kinetic spy comedy can’t decide if it’s a lighthearted spoof of the Bond films it obviously loves, or a smug and ironic takedown of espionage thrillers.

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//BOOKS
There Is Power in 'Curry'

There Is Power in 'Curry'

Naban Ruthnum’s provocative intellectual journey traces the complex roots of curry and its diasporic colonization of the West.

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//TV
'Gotham' Season Three's Unique Take on Batman's Origin Continues to Ramp Up the Crazy

'Gotham' Season Three's Unique Take on Batman's Origin Continues to Ramp Up the Crazy

"Gotham relies on its fast pace and embrace of the insane to work as the diverse and bizarre show it wants to be, but occasionally the show is too surreal for its own good. "

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Walter White, Heisenberg, and Time Out of Mind: The Legacy of 'Breaking Bad'

An examination of how AMC's Breaking Bad played with the conventions of time, character, and attitude.

//CULTURE

Theatre practitioner Catherine Hernandez reveals the complexity of representation and responsibility in writing fiction.

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//COMICS
Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' Signaled That Comic Book Films Had Become a Pillar of Blockbuster Cinema

Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' Signaled That Comic Book Films Had Become a Pillar of Blockbuster Cinema

"A faithful adaptation of Marvel's flagship character was inescapable in the spring of 2002."

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Jack Kirby's Influence Is Felt on Nearly Every Page of 'Marvel Year By Year'

All of the important in-continuity events are here: the death of Gwen Stacy, the Kree-Skull War, the death of Jean Grey, Civil War.

//GAMES

This week Nick and Eric travel into space and plan an elaborate heist to steal Tales from the Borderlands - Episode 4.

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//Pop Ten
Paul Weller's Impossible Idea
One of the UK's most revolutionary rock figures isn't showing any signs of slowing down. His insatiable thirst for the new leads to the creation of A Kind Revolution. Weller talks with PopMatters about his new music and career. Read More
Gary Numan: Savage (Songs From a Broken World)
Back to Blue Bayou: An Interview With Linda Ronstadt
Andrew W.K. Breaks Out of His Shell

//Mixed media