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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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29 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

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 // 10:00 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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7 Nov 2008 // 3:30 AM

Soul Men

While it's surely moving to see the closing credits tribute to the much-missed Bernie Mac, the route to that end is slow going.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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9 Sep 2008 // 4:33 AM

Tanya Tagaq, Elbow, Travis…

Tanya Tagaq Fire - Ikuma [MP3]       Elbow The Bones of You [Video] Travis J. Smith [Video] Langhorne Slim Restless [MP3]

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9 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

Festival: Come, Arrow, Come!

Ethereal, heady acoustic psychedelia from talented sisters, kept short and sweet to leave you wanting more.

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Adventure Games As Theater and 'the Charnel House Trilogy'

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"The Charnel House Trilogy casts the player as an actor in a performance where the script is uncovered as performed. In doing so, it's throwing off an older design paradigm and creating a better work for it.

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