//MUSIC
Justice: Woman

Justice

Woman

Justice's third album finally finds them picking a solid theme, but it doesn't conjure as much magic as expected.

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Queen: Queen on Air - The Complete BBC Radio Sessions (Deluxe 6-CD Edition)

Queen

Queen on Air - The Complete BBC Radio Sessions (Deluxe 6-CD Edition)

These leaner versions of well-known tracks showcase a version of Queen with less pomp but plenty of circumstance.

Tove Lo: Lady Wood

Tove Lo

Lady Wood

The sophomore effort from Swedish pop artist Tove Lo immediately announced itself as a much darker, more sinister version of its hit 2014 predecessor Queen of the Clouds.

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//TV
'Dirk Gently' Picks Up Steam in the Best Episode Yet

'Dirk Gently' Picks Up Steam in the Best Episode Yet

""Fix Everything" highlights The Big Showdown, captivity and a fired detective to great effect. "

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The Pool Pulls at Some of the Dramatic Threads in 'This Is Us'

As an encapsulation of what's great about the show "The Pool" is representative of the complex, challenging, smart, and lovely things This Is Us has to offer.

//CULTURE

Media scholar Jack Linchuan Qiu argues that slavery-like conditions, which define digital media workers, mirror the slavery-like obsessions of consumers.

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//GAMES
'Cube Escape' Is Free, Frustrating, and Weirdly Compelling

'Cube Escape' Is Free, Frustrating, and Weirdly Compelling

"The Cube Escape games are awful puzzle games, but they're an addicting descent into madness. "

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Personal Identity and Gaming in Today's Political Landscape

Video games have made me used to inhabiting the skin of others. For many of us, this is one of the biggest reasons we play games.

//COMICS

While clearly endorsing Bernie Sanders’ politics, Rall offers an interesting and balanced portrait of the man behind the politics.

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//Pop Ten
You Can Go Home Again: An Interview with R.E.M.'s Mike Mills
Mike Mills of R.E.M. tells PopMatters about his new Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and Orchestra project. Read More
The Best Progressive Rock and Metal of 2016
Tales From the Trees: An Interview With Carly Simon
James Baldwin's Resounding Words in 'I Am Not Your Negro'
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