//MUSIC
Vince Staples: Summertime '06

Vince Staples

Summertime '06

The Long Beach rapper steps out with a coming-of-age story on his bold debut album full of stark beats and penetrating lyrics.

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Various Artists: Nu Yorica! Culture Clash In New York City: Experiments in Latin Music 1970-77

Various Artists

Nu Yorica! Culture Clash In New York City

A newly-reissued compilation from the Latin music explosion of the 1970s with names familiar and obscure.

In Camera: Era

In Camera

Era

The short-lived East London band captured the pessimism and angst of late '70s Britain.

//FILM
//BOOKS
The Nuclear Family Explodes in 'Mislaid'

The Nuclear Family Explodes in 'Mislaid'

Nell Zink's characters represent and confront most of the "-isms" and phobias related to the “Other” that still plague not only the USA, but the entire world.

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//GAMES
Why Aren't More Artists Working in the Medium of the Mobile App?

Why Aren't More Artists Working in the Medium of the Mobile App?

"Recently, I began looking for developers who design and publish apps with the specific intention of making them artistic. As it turns out, there's not much out there."

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'Her Story' Asks You to Learn Your Story

The game only ends when you let it end, when you’re satisfied that you’ve gotten all of its story, or when you’re simply satisfied with its story.

//CULTURE
Ashley Monroe Is on Her Biggest Winning Streak Yet

Ashley Monroe Is on Her Biggest Winning Streak Yet

"Country music star Ashley Monroe gets up close and personal, discussing the emotional rollercoaster that went into creating her latest release, The Blade along with her creative process and her role within the music business."

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Is Gender Out of Fashion?

Sex and Unisex, a history of fashion trends offers insight into changing notions of gender – and raises the possibility that the concept has outlived its usefulness.

//COMICS

Superman #41 feels less like a blockbuster movie and more like a teaser trailer.

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//TV

I think I speak for everyone when I say that television has ignored the dramatic potential of the rogue American zoologist for far too long.

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//Pop Ten
Paul Verhoeven's Authenticity Came to Light at Chicago's Logan Arcade
Some works by Paul Verhoeven, a director known for satire, were shown in an ironic setting this summer. The result was an earnestness soaked in blood. Read More
Ashley Monroe Is on Her Biggest Winning Streak Yet
Why Aren't More Artists Working in the Medium of the Mobile App?
Kacey Musgraves: Pageant Material
//Mixed media