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The Roots Picnic: 5 June 2010 - Philadelphia

The music at the Roots Picnic was loud, crisp, engaging and diverse. With the inclement weather holding off, all the elements successfully blended to create a great outing. The wide range of musicians demonstrated why the Roots are more than a crew but rather Philadelphia’s finest musical family.

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Wu-Tang Clan: Return of the Wu & Friends

Longtime Wu-Tang Clan collaborator DJ/Producer Mathematics goes into the vaults and pulls out some choice cuts for remix and reinterpretations on this loosely formatted Wu-related release.

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Raekwon: 15 December 2009 - Washington D.C.

Raekwon might be responsible for one of this year’s best albums but as his Washington D.C. fans found out earlier this week, he’

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El Michels Affair: Enter the 37th Chamber

Instrumental covers of Wu-Tang Clan classics: brilliantly postmodern in theory, staid and loungy in practice.

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22 Jan 2009 // 8:58 PM

The Wackness

Ultimately, this film is neither dope nor wack — it’s just kind of boring.

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Outside the Lines - The Top 20 International/Indie Films of 2008

With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.

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The Wire: The Complete Fifth Season

The dense mythology, painstakingly created over five novelistic seasons, has enough drama packed inside to be easily spun out for the next five, ten, 15 years.

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31 Jul 2008 // 10:03 PM

The Wackness (2008)

For filmmakers, nostalgia is a double edged sword. Pick the right era, and audiences are with you and your cinematic wistfulness. Dress things up in

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3 Jul 2008 // 3:00 AM

The Wackness

The Wackness is a too familiar nostalgic movie, with period soundtrack, hot summer nights, and boys coming of age.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: July 2008

And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.

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22 Jan 2008 // 10:01 PM

Slipped Discs 2007

PopMatters' annual tradition of offering up its Slipped Discs picks continues with the biggest installment to date. These are the albums our writers just loved, but missed our enormous top 60 albums list late last year.

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4 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

In Defense of Britney

There’s nothing but guilt surrounding Britney -- guilt for secretly enjoying “Gimme More”, guilt for tuning in to see what sort of trouble she’s gotten herself into today, guilt for not having the balls to use the word “misogyny“.

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31 Oct 2007 // 3:50 AM

The new Britney Spears album “Blackout” (Jive) is terrible. But how could it not be? After all, music was never really the strongest part of

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28 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Britney Spears: Blackout

Britney is reduced to a disembodied voice hung robotically over the top of these tracks, purring disinterestedly into a microphone until someone tells her to stop.

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Keith Murray: Rap-Murr-Phobia

So it's not the "most beautifullest" album in the world -- it still has its moments.

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Redman: Red Gone Wild: Thee Album

The Funk Doc can still flip metaphors and similes with the greatest of ease, but has Red gone wild enough?

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Method Man: 4:21… The Day After

Living among ghosts of MCs past, remembering every harsh word a critic ever uttered, Method Man races to prove his relevance.

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28 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Garden State (2004)

Natalie Portman brings to this sad, strange, vibrant girl her own remarkable, brilliant energy.

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19 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Seed of Chucky (2004)

What do killer dolls use to masturbate?"

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22 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Garden State (2003)

'As far back as I can remember,' Large sighs, 'I've been medicated.'"

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