//MUSIC
Xiu Xiu: Forget

Xiu Xiu

Forget

On their latest effort, Xiu Xiu express their grave existential concerns in a structured, disciplined pop format, managing to sound palatable and even fun without diminishing any of their gravity or darkness.

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Hayes McMullan: Everyday Seem Like Murder Here

Hayes McMullan

Everyday Seem Like Murder Here

A window into an earlier time. Plain and simple: any serious fan of the Delta blues will want this record.

Brisbane Punks in Transition: An Interview with Dune Rats

Brisbane Punks in Transition

An Interview with Dune Rats

Their 420-friendly antics have gotten them barred from Vietnam, but for the Australian stoner-punks in Dune Rats, the good times are just beginning.

//FILM
//BOOKS
//TV
'This Is Us' Slows Down to Question the Meaning of the Word Home

'This Is Us' Slows Down to Question the Meaning of the Word Home

"Home becomes a place to both run to and run away from in "The Right Thing to Do"."

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'Supernatural' Goes All 'Reservoir Dogs' in One of the Season's Best Episodes

Despite a few gimmicks, this week's potentially classic episode sets the stage for an exciting finalé.

//CULTURE

There were many hit cover versions in the '80s, some of well-known originals, and some that fans may be surprised are covers.

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//GAMES
The Moving Pixels Podcast Explores 'This Is the Police'

The Moving Pixels Podcast Explores 'This Is the Police'

"This week we take a look at the themes and politics of This Is the Police."

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The Dead Haunt Me in 'Dishonored 2'

Not killing one person doesn't make up for killing another. Life and death don't balance out that easily.

//COMICS

The steampunk cityscapes are fantastic in The Theory of the Grain of Sand, yet the underlying mystery is subtle.

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//Pop Ten
20 Hits of the '80s You Might Not Have Known Are Covers
There were many hit cover versions in the '80s, some of well-known originals, and some that fans may be surprised are covers. Read More
Decoding Dylan, a Servant of the Text
On Wandering the Paths of a Spotify Analyst's Mad Music Map
All the Gilmore Girls Come Full Circle in "Fall"
//Mixed media