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Caravaggio May Be the Least Documented Yet Most Constructed Renaissance Artist

Caravaggio and the Creation of Modernity draws attention to both the skill of the historian and the enduring and towering genius of the artist.

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9 Feb 2017 // 1:00 PM

The Range - “Florida” (Singles Going Steady)

A delicate constellation of physicality and memory, aching and joyfulness, the Range's "Florida" tells the story perfectly with barely a word.

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9 Feb 2017 // 11:00 AM

Teengirl Fantasy - “Star-rise” (Singles Going Steady)

The cosmic sounds take one on a journey to the outer space that lies within.

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‘Oklahoma City’ Shows That Timothy McVeigh’s Terrorism Has Contemporary Reach

Oklahoma City documents the complex events and individuals that lead to America's largest domestic terrorist attack.

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9 Feb 2017 // 3:15 AM

Brian Eno: Reflection

The ambient wizard returns with a singularly ambitious project: an album designed to tailor itself in perpetuity to the listener's mood.

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Thundercat - “Show You The Way” (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins)

Thundercat can take anything and make it sexy. Damn.

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6 Feb 2017 // 10:25 AM

Goldfrapp - “Anymore” (Singles Going Steady)

Goldfrapp eschew the more intimate narratives of Tales of Use and head back to the warmer embrace of their synth led, electroclash sound.

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‘Dark Money’ Shines Light on the Billionaires Waging Secret War on Democracy

Jane Mayer’s riveting and frightening book tells how wealthy conservatives spent decades building an alternate universe of think tanks and owned politicians to make their dreams reality.

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3 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

Sampha: Process

Sampha's gorgeous debut brings physicality and immediacy to internal experiences like memory and fear.

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Mr. Tophat feat. Robyn: Trust Me

This is as fine an introduction as any to the electronic stylings of Mr. Tophat.

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‘Sounds of the Underground’, Excavated

Stephen Graham manages to distil the essence of underground and fringe music into identifiable and recognizable components of a larger, global movement.

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To Be Iranian Is to Be in a State of Perpetual Motion and Discovery

Hamid Dabashi's Iran Without Borders is a paean to the alternate ways in which the “real” Iran has been depicted since the 19th century.

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31 Jan 2017 // 3:20 AM

Throwing Snow: Embers

Rather than building on one another, the tracks making up Embers largely drag the listener through their gloomy uniformity.

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Nato Thompson’s Culture as Weapon’ in the Shadow of a Political Spectacle

Nato Thompson reminds us that battles are fought not just over culture, but with it.

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Black and White and Katrina All Over: Jazz Religion, the Second Line, and Black New Orleans

One of the best things about this updated edition of Jazz Religion, the Second Line, and Black New Orleans is that it looks at what’s to come just as much as it looks at bygones.

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Kid Koala featuring Emiliana Torrini: Music to Draw to - Satellite

The 18 tracks that make up Music to Draw to: Satellite fade in and out of each other, never actually reaching anything that could be called a climax, but hitting moments of particular beauty.

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French Horn Rebellion: Classically Trained

Nailing a retro '80s synthpop style only takes you so far. French Horn Rebellion has a full album of good songs in them, but this is not that album.

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The Mystery of the Medieval ‘Voynich’ Manuscript Still Holds the Power to Fascinate

From the court of the 17th century Holy Roman Empire to the National Security Agency, The Voynich Manuscript has been scrutinized but not yet deciphered.

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24 Jan 2017 // 4:00 AM

Matthew Dear: DJ-Kicks

Matthew Dear offers an accessible mix that embraces the idiosyncrasies of electronic music’s most beguiling talents.

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19 Jan 2017 // 5:03 PM

SOHN - “Hard Liquor” (Singles Going Steady)

"Hard Liquor" is a contrived and affected attempt to meld some idea of bluesiness into his brand of so-called "PBR&B".

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