Chris Conaton
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//Features

Faith No More: The Real Thing and Angel Dust (Reissues) | 13 Jul 2015 // 10:00 PM

While not exactly half-assed, Rhino's reissues of Faith No More's best-known albums aren't quite as good as they could be. The Real Thing finally gets a much-needed remaster, at least.

Days in and Days Out of Hall H: Comic-Con International 2012 | 23 Jul 2012 // 10:40 PM

Attending the various panels in Hall H at Comic Con can require a lot of planning and may take up your whole day.

//Reviews

Amber Arcades: Fading Lines | 20 Jul 2016 // 9:15 PM

Amber Arcades' debut is a solid dream-pop album. A little more work on the pop side of the equation and she could be a lot more than solid.

Kaytranada: 99.9% | 11 Jul 2016 // 9:10 PM

Montreal-based producer Kaytranada attempts a lot of things on his debut. When he hits the mark, it's great. If only he hit the mark just a bit more often.

//Blogs

Previewing Comic-Con 2012 | 9 Jul 2012 // 10:45 PM

The biggest pop culture gathering in North America kicks off Wednesday night. How has Comic-Con responded to last year's problems, and what are the most interesting events taking place at this year's show?

Bubbling Under the 75 Best Albums of 2011: Fountains of Wayne | 14 Dec 2011 // 1:00 AM

This week we presented our Best 75 Albums of 2011. Here are several more just bubbling under the top 75...

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"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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