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‘To Have & To Hold’ Celebrates the Love of All Things Vinyl… As in Records

A little less than a year ago, PopMatters columnist Rob Horning eloquently revisited “the listening conditions of (his) 11-year-old self” in a piece that celebrated

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American Experience: Roads to Memphis

Roads to Memphis remains focused firmly on the past, on laying out just how James Earl Ray came to the same place as Martin Luther King on 4 April 1968.

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Rediscovered Proto-Punk Band Death the Subject of a New Documentary

It was perhaps one of the single greatest music-related stories of the past year. In a nutshell, the story of Death includes a family punk

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Well, this is quite strange. There’s an inarguable baby zeitgeist happening right now for some reason. Celebrity birthing speculations are one of the few

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Dublab Presents Secondhand Sureshots (trailer / podcast)

For a truly geeked-out experiment that Dublab has deemed Secondhand Sureshots, two filmmakers followed producers J-Rocc, Daedelus, Nobody, and Ras G on a thrift store

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25 Mar 2010 // 8:59 PM

Muse: Under Review

Thanks to the involvement of key insiders like former manager Safta Jaffrey and producer John Leckie, this documentary is better than most, favoring historical information over speculative posturing.

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9 Mar 2010 // 9:00 PM

Creator: Various

In comics not everyone can write nor draw (nor ink, color nor letter). So, there will always be 'great' works that cannot be attributed to a single talented contributor.

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LOS ANGELES — Few things are more prickly and complicated than the relationships between sons and fathers. Just ask Michael Douglas, who spent many troubled years

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The City Out My Window: 63 Views on New York by Matteo Pericoli

Pericoli's sketchbook captures the pictures, moments, methodologies, and musings that occur at every second in every spot of the city every single day. It is a macro microcosm.

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Champions Forever: Ali—The Lost Interviews

The selling point of this release is its extras, and specifically its half hour of previously ‘lost’ interviews with Ali.

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8 Oct 2009 // 2:35 AM

After the Storm

In After the Storm, the young performers embody the complications of survival, the mixed sensations of pride, worry, and hope that shape their new world after Katrina.

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28 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

Barbara Vos: 10 Sept - Oct 31 2009- Kansas City, MO

Vos is back at her easel after a few years of hiatus. “When I use oils I am building, when I paint with acrylic I am free,” she says.

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Art Portraiture and Photography in Six Feet Under

An examination of Claire's portraiture in Six Feet Under.

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21 Jul 2009 // 9:00 PM

We Did Porn by Zak Smith

Unfortunately, as readers will find out, there are no excuses in porn, short of a plane crash on your way to another movie.

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In Their Boots: Silent Partners

Silent Partners, like other other documentaries of In Their Boots, offers its subjects a chance to share their experiences with the current U.S. military.

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30 Mar 2009 // 1:00 PM

The Things They Carried

From Sunday’s New York Times: On March 29, 1973, the last United States troops left South Vietnam, ending America’s direct military involvement in the Vietnam

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16 Mar 2009 // 2:45 AM

Death on a Factory Farm

In exposing animal cruelty, Death on a Factory Farm inspires your outrage, a first step toward changing weak laws.

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John Cassavetes’ Faces: The Authenticity of Discomfort

The camera always gets too close in Cassavetes’ films. These aren’t close-ups; they are invasions of private space.

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1 Mar 2009 // 7:59 PM

Woolf at the Door

Both Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Michael Cunningham's The Hours offer an illuminating look at the choices we make, the roles we play, and the hours that hinge our lives together.

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‘Art’: A Diminished Magnificence

Has any other art, even literature or music, ever exceeded the visual arts in its ambition, its richness, and its sheer beauty?

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Could 'Heroes Reborn' Be the Stealth Reboot the Series Always Needed?

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"Heroes: Reborn looks like what the original Heroes could have been in an alternate, better universe.

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