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Dark Carnival Film Festival: 28 September-03 October 2009- Bloomington, IN

In its third year, the Dark Carnival Film Festival attracts filmmakers and audiences with a real love for the horror film genre.

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Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro’s first collection of short fiction, though more grounded in everyday experience than his recent novels, is tinged with his sense of the strange and sad, and, new for him, the humorous.

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Why? Eskimo Snow (Anticon) Releasing: 22 September Bay Area art-poppers Why? release Eskimo Snow today on Anticon. This time around, their music has a more folksy

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Stop it Sindri! I keep getting lost in your dewy eyes. Sindri Mar Sigfusson, bandleader of the whimsical pop-folk group Seabear, has just announced North

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Juliette Lewis is like that woman in the bar who’s gotten into fights (and won) and ain’t no fool to a man’s

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Soundscape of the Body Politic: The Songs of Thomas Pynchon’s ‘Inherent Vice’

Interpolators of literature always try to figure out how we, as readers, glean the book in our hands. Arguments between the likes of Harold Bloom

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Mica Levi’s Jewellry has garnered accolades because of its beautifully constructed bizarreness, a synecdoche of pop atonality.Yesterday, the 21-year-old Levi, performing under the

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The (Indie) Music Industry Is All Right

The media is too preoccupied with the funeral arrangements of the mainstream music industry to celebrate the life that is happening elsewhere.

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Your favorite Japanese-all female-banana chip lovin’-pop punk trio is back. With new bassist Ritsuko Taneda added to the lineup, alongside lead/guitar Naoko Yamano

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Waiting for the Sun by Barney Hoskyns

How many songs can one city inspire? Hoskyns offers up a solid background history on the L.A. music scene through nearly four decades and innumerable shifts in musical style.

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Independent Lens: Crips & Bloods: Made in America

In Crips & Bloods: Made in America, airing as part of Independent Lens, Kumasi's memories of rejection and resentment are typical of his generation.

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Akron/Family: Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free

On its new album, the band delivers a masterpiece while ranging from pastoral ditties to noise-laden freak-outs.

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Queering Madonna & stardom: As contradictory as Uncle Tom, except in reverse

Madonna was as contradictory as Uncle Tom, except in reverse. She claimed to challenge the institution and dominance of the church while worshiping at the mantle of capitalism and white supremacy in ways that only reinforced the nexus of gender, race and class oppression and mutual exploitation.

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What It Was Like

In the early '80s Detroit, Motown was as unquestionable as air. Who didn't like air?

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Crips and Bloods: Made in America

Stacy Peralta's documentary traces the emergence of gangs in L.A., as well as their contexts and causes.

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John Zorn by John Brackett

One must be willing to risk being consumed by the dark, cabalistic world Zorn has created around his art.

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Midnight Club: Los Angeles

Even if you're not actually walking around on the streets or going into buildings, the Los Angeles here feels just as fully realized as New York City does in Grand Theft Auto 4.

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18 Dec 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Best Albums of 2008

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.

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In Praise of Older Women: The Best Records of 2008 by Women 45 Years Old and Over

The old music-industry adage is that if a woman doesn't have a hit by the time she's 22 years old, she should probably look for another career. That's obviously a load of blarney.

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Will & Grace: The Complete Series Collection

Grace may have started out in high-waisted, pleated pants, and Will may have sported a mullet, but over the years this pair really demonstrated how great TV comedy can be.

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'Sugar Hill' Breaks Out the Old-School Zombies

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"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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