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The War on Drugs: A Deeper Understanding

The War on Drugs

A Deeper Understanding

The War on Drugs have always had a way of conjuring sweepingly romantic images of the open road, but A Deeper Understanding finds them as desolate and far from home as they've ever been.

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Being Human: Rag'n'Bone Man and the Authenticities of Voice

Being Human

Rag'n'Bone Man and the Authenticities of Voice

Human fits alongside the works of Alabama Shakes and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, but can Rag'n'Bone Man's distinctive gospel-blues voice find a place on the American charts?

Gogol Bordello: Seekers and Finders

Gogol Bordello

Seekers and Finders

The immigrant punks of Gogol Bordello are back with odes to world wandering and anarchic party spirit on Seekers and Finders.

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'Narcos' and the Trap of Tropicalism

'Narcos' and the Trap of Tropicalism

"How the Netflix original series Narcos “otherizes" Colombia and the Latin American through its single-story focus."

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It's No Joke: Why We Need 'Take My Wife'

As Seeso shuts down, this excellent series is in need of a new home.

//CULTURE

Maureen Freely, president of English PEN, talks with PopMatters about this slim, decades-old romance that has emerged as a symbol of resistance in the face of brutal state repression.

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//COMICS
Legacy, Family, and Ninjas in 'Marvel Generations: Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1'

Legacy, Family, and Ninjas in 'Marvel Generations: Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1'

"This comic is worth its weight in dead undead ninjas."

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'The Many Lives of Catwoman' Captures the Many Influences of This Multifaceted Superhero

Author and comic book historian Tim Hanley explores the far more than nine lives of DC’s Catwoman in this thoroughly in-depth biography/cultural contextualization.

//Pop Ten
'David Lynch: The Art Life' Pulls the Garmonbozia Directly Out of the Auteur Himself
This insightful documentary brings advanced closure to lingering questions we may have when Twin Peaks: The Return ends its triumphant televisual revival in September. Read More
Spirit Music: A Conversation With Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore
Lost Chords, Major Chords, Minor Chords, Dissonant Counter-melodies: 'Dreaming the Beatles'
A Connoisseur of Fine Things: Interim Thoughts on the Life and Career of Chubby Checker
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