Rhyton: Redshift



Redshift is an impressive and lasting record because it manages something not all experimental music can pull off. It is both immediate and challenging, catchy and complex.

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Aaron Neville: Apache

Aaron Neville


Aaron Neville sounds overcome with feeling -- even orgasmic, without having to strain. Like a gentle rain, his voice soothingly cleanses the air.

Spain: Carolina



Spain's sixth album features a wealth of smart, sophisticated songs from Josh Haden. It's a record both haunting and haunted.

Double Take: 'The Public Enemy' (1931)

Double Take: 'The Public Enemy' (1931)

"Maybe The Public Enemy is a swell dish. Or maybe it ain't so tough. The Steves take on the classic tale of beer and blood."

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By Looking Backward, 'Star Trek Beyond' Prepares the Franchise for the Future

Star Trek Beyond successfully straddles the fine line between Star Wars' high tech toy merchandising and the serious ideas fostered by concept creator, Gene Roddenberry. It's also a stone cold blast.


We reached Saul Williams the day after the Brexit vote, and the poet/musician/auteur had much to say on that, his new remix album, and the concept of hacking in all its forms.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding."

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'The Way' Wants to Be the '90s Adventure Game Classic 'Another World'

Upon finishing The Way, I didn't feel the joy that one does after playing a good game. Instead, I felt a muted sense of nothing.


Cullen Bunn ends Apocalypse Wars with a choppy, but personal touch.

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Paul McCartney Takes Nothing for Granted on 'One on One' Tour
Paul McCartney showered the Philly audience with love and even helped one couple get engaged. Read More
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