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Coldplay: Kaleidoscope EP

Coldplay

Kaleidoscope EP

This is Coldplay in 2017, saying "hi" to the mainstream by pandering to pop, and actually managing to do a not-half-bad job of it.

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Toro y Moi: Boo Boo

Toro y Moi

Boo Boo

Boo Boo is an engaging, immersive album that unfolds itself over repeated listens.

Laura Nyro: A Little Magic, A Little Kindness - The Complete Mono Albums

Laura Nyro

A Little Magic, A Little Kindness - The Complete Mono Albums

Nyro herself was known to prefer the mono versions that would sound good on a cheap radio, so this does honor her spirit.

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A Feminist Reads Philip Roth

A Feminist Reads Philip Roth

"Thoughts about Roth's The Dying Animal, as brought on by the season 6 episode of Girls, "American Bitch"."

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'Orphan Black': Krystal Is the Amusing Delight of a Serious Story

The islanders rebel, Cosima escapes, and everything is coming to a head in "Manacled Slim Wrists".

//CULTURE

Thoughts about Roth's The Dying Animal, as brought on by the season 6 episode of Girls, "American Bitch".

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//COMICS
The True Origin of the Superhero Film Craze? 'X-Men' Comics

The True Origin of the Superhero Film Craze? 'X-Men' Comics

"Bryan Singer's first X-Men film, which launched the comic book film craze that is still sweeping through Hollywood and established a more serious, realistic approach to superhero films."

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'Threads' Is a Cartoon Sojourn in a Metaphorical Jungle of Real-world Refugees

A comics journalist interprets the plight of would-be immigrants trapped in French refugee camps just miles from their UK destination.

//GAMES

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate's politics are painted with broad strokes, but in these times of absurd politics, those broad strokes become pointed commentary.

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//Pop Ten
The Highway Is for Gamblers: Joyce Carol Oates, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen Take a One-way Trip
How Joyce Carol Oates, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen traveled out of a small town towards the great unknown. Read More
#EverythingGetsAThumbsUp: How Avidity Has Overtaken American Culture
'iZombie': Discovery Day Brings Chaos in "Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 2"
Prince's Classic Finally Expanded: The Deluxe 'Purple Rain' Reissue
//Mixed media