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Robyn Writhes in an Empty Gym While Pleading to “Call Your Girlfriend”

The video for Robyn‘s truly magnificent track (possibly the best from Body Talk, vol.3) is a simple one-take video where we see the electro

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30 May 2011 // 9:58 PM

Scarlet Season: The Taxidermist

Scarlet Season falls flat with The Taxidermist, resorting to cheesy metaphors and cliché angst-rock beats.

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They Won’t Stay Dead: The Changing Guises of Horror Film and Censorship

The controversy surrounding A Serbian Film is symptomatic of an ominous development in the horror genre's combative relationship with the censors.

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25 May 2011 // 10:00 PM

Amon Tobin: ISAM

After four years of work, Amon Tobin returns with the most forward-thinking electronic album you're likely to hear for quite some time: the stunning ISAM.

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12 Apr 2011 // 10:30 AM

I ‘Scream,’ you ‘Scream,’ we all ‘Scream’ for Wes Craven

ST. LOUIS — Horror movie fans haven’t had much to scream about lately, but that may be about to change. With “Scream 4,” which opens Friday,

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“It Will Change the Genre Forever”: An Interview with “The Walking Dead’s” Jeryl Prescott

"It seemed like an odd marriage: Frank Darabont and AMC ... and zombies." Jeryl Prescott talks about how her Southern roots prepared her for this story of zombie apocalypse in the South.

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Counterbalance No. 27: Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’

With over 140 trillion copies sold, it’s no surprise that Michael Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller would wind up on Acclaimed Music’s Big List. Counterbalance’s Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn would just as soon not be startin’ somethin’, but here we are.

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Hatchet II: Interview with Adam Green, Kane Hodder and Tom Holland

Horror film is the purest genre, as it taps into our emotions directly, without the pretense of art. "It never takes me long to get into character. It's a good thing that I have the type of job where your criminal record has no bearing on your success." -- Kane Hodder on playing Victor Crowley [Hatchet I & II]

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4 Feb 2011 // 8:00 AM

Guessing the Grammys

Predictions on who will win what in the biggest categories, based on industry hype and a little guessing about the academy’s voters.

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The Trio of Oz: The Trio of Oz

Not the Wizard, but the Trio. Popular rock tunes translated into drums, piano, and bass. There's no place like jazz, there's no place like jazz, there's no place like jazz…

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3 Feb 2011 // 10:55 AM

The Year In Music: June 2010

June 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a month of successful releases and summer concerts.

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26 Jan 2011 // 9:56 PM

Jimmy Edgar: XXX

Three ways to tell if taking your production to the 1980s is a bad idea: (1) you'll sound like a robot; (2) your compositions will become too jittery; and (3) your music will sound like a parody.

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Cheyenne Marie Mize: Before Lately

Vulnerable but never rebuffed, this Kentucky singer navigates the extremes.

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24 Jan 2011 // 9:56 PM

Christina Martin: I Can Too

Vocal excellence and musical craftsmanship combine for the front end of this powerhouse's album.

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‘Michael Jackson’s Vision’ Into the Future

The Moonwalker's short films are brought together here in a single collection. Are you still down with Michael? Are you down? Are you bad?!

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Groove Me: Looking Back at New Jack Swing

Marrying hip hop elements to high-energy compositions and carefully-crafted productions, new jack swing was the cutting edge of R&B music in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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2 Jan 2011 // 10:00 PM

Michael Jackson: Michael

Michael Jackson's posthumous 2010 album Michael, the first in nine years, reminds us that the best of Michael has already been released.

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11 Nov 2010 // 6:34 AM

The Top Ten Pop Culture Podcasts

The exhilarating world of podcasting opens up new opportunities for pop culture analysis in the relatively young medium. Here is a list of ten particularly rewarding podcasts covering the worlds of film, television, music, and literature.

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Ray Bradbury Wrote Me Back

My affinity for Ray Bradbury's work is rooted in his "accidental novels", as well as in the collections that plunder what is seemingly a limitless vault of manuscripts.

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His Dark Exotica: Ennio Morricone - “Seduction and Magic”/ “Dark Revelation”

Save for “Magic and Ecstasy”, “Seduction and Magic” is perhaps the most Goblin-esque of the thirteen tracks on Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack to Exorcist II: The Heretic. The piece's second inclusion, “Dark Revelation”, could remain at home on the next Burial album.

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Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

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"As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

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