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Please Step Back by Ben Greenman

It’s maddening to see addiction for the way it turns a person into the one-dimensional cliché familiar from a hundred After School Specials and Behind the Musics.

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Various Artists: Boogaloo Pow Wow: Dancefloor Rendez-vous in Young Nuyorica

This collection of raucous 1960s New York boogaloo has a strong soul component.

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31 Mar 2009 // 11:00 AM

Over the past few years, it has been my sad duty to help “roast” dozens of friends and colleagues who have retired - or, because

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The shadow of Pet Sounds loomed large on the Beach Boys after it was released in 1966. How do you follow-up one of the greatest, if

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Dusty! Queen of the Postmods by Annie J. Randall

As Randall thoroughly explores, Dusty Springfield's physical transfiguration and visual impact were only the tip of her transformation.

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And so, on to looking at what's worth reading, graphic novel-speaking, before fall comes calling.

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27 Jun 2008 // 4:07 AM

Comics are leaping from page to screen

In this weekend’s potential blockbuster “Wanted,” Morgan Freeman hands a gun to the film’s reluctant antihero and orders him to shoot the wings

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26 Feb 2008 // 5:30 AM

Zuda Comics takes comic books online and invites reader

Read. Vote. Create. That’s the Zeitgeist of Zuda Comics, a new online DC Comics site that’s putting adventurous comic creators on the same

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2 Jan 2008 // 2:08 AM

If you wanted to be cool in 2007, you wrote a graphic novel. If you wanted to make a hit film, you bought the rights to

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The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Bad Girl works better as a travelogue of Ricardo, the rootless intellect, than as a fabulist's tale of love gone sour right from the start.

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25 Sep 2007 // 6:55 AM

The frontispiece of Rhino’s gorgeous, book-bound four-CD set “Love Is the Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970” ($64.98) might be the closest thing rock

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20 Sep 2007 // 2:33 AM

DALLAS—Four decades after “Easy Rider” merged low-budget biker flicks with art-house sensibilities, the man who gave life to the iconic “Captain America” is selling

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9 Sep 2007 // 9:42 PM

Postcards by Jason Rodriguez [Editor]

Of significant note to comic fans may be the inclusion of a story by the prolific Harvey Pekar.

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Flower Power: Stepping Back From the Past

After years of talking about how great this music is, it's time we started actually listening to it. For example, does a song sound like the year 1968, or does it sound like Deep Purple?

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23 Aug 2007 // 12:20 AM

It’s a big month for Jason Aaron. The start of August saw the release of a trade paperback collecting the first five issues of

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21 Aug 2007 // 2:09 AM

‘Peanuts’ museum marks its fifth anniversary

SANTA ROSA, Calif.—Sparky said he would end “Peanuts” when he finally wore a hole in the drawing board he used for 50 years. Sadly, that

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13 Aug 2007 // 2:42 AM

Colin Blunstone’s voice reanimates the Zombies

Of all his peers on this year’s Hippiefest tour, Zombies lead singer Colin Blunstone knows only one from back in the day—Denny Laine,

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Reading Comics by Douglas Wolk

Wolk discusses each selection with a fan's enthusiasm and a critic's eye for detail.

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29 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Exit Wounds by Ruru Modan

That Modan pulls off this little parable without once invoking the Arab-Israeli conflict directly is even more impressive.

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8 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Their Dogs Came With Them by Helena Maria Viramontes

Viramontes loves L.A., and her new novel is a multilayered homage to the lives of "the forgotten poor... the despised and reviled" in East L.A./Boyle Heights of the 1960s.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

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"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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