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‘Ravensbrück’: The Nonfiction of Nightmares

Sarah Helm’s Ravensbrück is a searingly comprehensive look at the sole concentration camp built to house women. It is the nonfiction of nightmares.

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Radiohead’s ‘The Bends’ and the Escape from Alternative Nation

While OK Computer is important in its own right, The Bends transformed Radiohead from being a potentially indistinguishable Alternative Nation contributor to a band who has redefined the term "rock" for the past two decades.

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Smear the Queer: ‘The X-Files’ Reboot and Stereotypes in Speculative Fiction

If Fox really is going jump-start The X-Files, it better not pull any of the stereotypical homophobic crap again.

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Death in the Land of Smiles

A recent biopic about the last executioner in Thailand explores the extremes between killing and redemption.

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‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Became a Cult Classic Upon Creation

The charming and eccentric humor of this vampire mockumentary makes it feel like it was born to be a beloved cult classic.

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13 Apr 2015 // 1:06 AM

Eels: Royal Albert Hall

What becomes of the broken-hearted? They go to an Eels gig, obviously.

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion aren't about to reinvent the wheel, but with music this good they don't need to.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Unsung Heroes of Country Blues

Filled with beautiful obscurities and aural surprises, this collection will delight fans, new and old, of the genre it celebrates.

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13 Apr 2015 // 1:03 AM

Lowland Hum: Lowland Hum

Lowland Hum's self-titled new album provides further evidence of their ability to wield seamless harmonies and a hushed low cast glow. While a handful of songs take flight, nothing here really breaks the mold or shows any evidence of an uptick in their MO.

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Nite Fields: Depersonalisation

Down Under and down in the mouth, Brisbane's Nite Fields are a certainly a moody bunch, but is that a smile lurking in the gloom?

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Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut Is Far From Lost

When Lost River premiered at Cannes last year, Gosling's urban fairytale was greeted with jeers. It should have been met with cheers.

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Callous Masculinity and Robot Sexuality Conflict in ‘Ex Machina’

This artificial intelligence flick uses the nerd archetype to make points about masculinity, ego, and empathy.

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Blackfoot Gypsies - “Under My Skin” (video) (Premiere)

Ritualistic chicken murder and devilish uses of a voodoo doll: these are just a few things found in the music video for the swampy blues rock of the Nashville group Blackfoot Gypsies.

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Counterbalance: Uncle Tupelo’s ‘No Depression’

Fear the hearts of men are failing. These are latter days we know. The great depression now is spreading. God's word declared it would be so. I'm going where there's only the 2,839th most acclaimed album of all time. An alt-rock bellwether is this week's Counterbalance.

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The Decemberists + Alvvays: 7 April 2015: Philadelphia

The Decemberists recreated its sonic specialties wonderfully at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia on April 7.

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10 Apr 2015 // 1:20 AM

Backwards Compatibility is the Only Way Forward

Every generation has attempted to preserve the most important pieces of its art. It should be just the same with computer games, but often it is not.

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If He Were Still With Us, ‘Life Itself’ Would Be Worthy of Roger Ebert’s Praise

Ebert never lived to see the finished product, but it's not a stretch at all to imagine what kind of score Siskel & Ebert would have given it had they the chance: two thumbs up.

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Frank Black and the Catholics: The Complete Discography

This seven-disc set takes all Frank Black's output with the Catholics favors the moment, the song, over the career, which is not a new concept for Black.

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Gavin Harrison: Cheating the Polygraph

The music of Porcupine Tree meets the rhythmic intensity of Whiplash in these eight dazzling reinterpretations.

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East Cameron Folklore: Kingdom of Fear

Heavy on literary references but lacking any relative substance, Kingdom of Fear is akin to AM band conspiracy theorists spouting questionable source material with impunity.

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