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Monday, November 24 2014

Žižek Continues His Love Affair With Hegel in ‘Absolute Recoil’

Absolute Recoil is less a "major philosophical intervention" and more a natural continuation of Žižek's decades-long project of interpreting the world through Hegelian and Lacanian analysis.


Skype Dates and Ski Jumps: Johannes Kuhnke on the Role of a Lifetime

Force Majeure is a brutal film, and not just because of the avalanche. Johannes Kuhnke stretched himself for this awards season buzz pick, and often in very surprising ways.


Flake Music: When You Land Here, It’s Time to Return

The reissue of the debut album from the band that would become the Shins showcases a raw indie rock sound that bridges that gap between '90s alternative and poignant post-millennial indie pop.


Raspberry Bulbs: Privacy

Privacy is an album that makes us question our expectations of heavy music and, at the same time, our relationship to the scene around it, to social expectations, to people.


Bonobo: The North Borders Tour - Live

The audio version of British producer Bonobo's latest concert video carries far less value than the DVD and fails to provide a worthwhile supplement to the studio albums.


Banda Los Recoditos: Sueño XXX

Pinup banda provides forum for drinking stories and sex dreams; its brass lines tangle together like sweaty bodies.


Friday, November 21 2014

The Five Most Important Films of Mike Nichols’ Career

He was more than just a filmmaker. With his passing at age 83, Mike Nichols leaves behind a legacy filled with awards and attitudes which influenced every medium he was involved in.


The Meaning and Power of Memory Are at the Heart of ‘There Was and There Was Not’

As the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide approaches, a new generation struggles to understand its meaning, and role, in their lives


The Moody Blues: Masters of the Mini Epic

While so many of their progressive rock contemporaries were writing novels in the form of side-long suites, the Moody Blues were masters of the short story.


‘To the Ends of the Earth’ Is a Metaphor for Benedict Cumberbatch’s Career

The timeless adventure of Edmund Talbot, who undertakes a journey from England to Australia to find a new life is also part of the career adventure of the Benedict Cumberbatch.


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DOC NYC 2014: ‘Citizenfour’ (Reviews) [19.Nov.14]
Sam Hunt: Montevallo (Reviews) [19.Nov.14]
Arca: Xen (Reviews) [17.Nov.14]
Steve Aoki: Neon Future I (Reviews) [17.Nov.14]
Roll the Dice: Until Silence (Reviews) [17.Nov.14]
Big K.R.I.T.: Cadillactica (Reviews) [14.Nov.14]
Kevin Drumm: Wrong Intersection (Reviews) [14.Nov.14]
Frank Kimbrough: Quartet (Reviews) [14.Nov.14]
Deerhoof: La Isla Bonita (Reviews) [13.Nov.14]
Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 2 (Reviews) [12.Nov.14]
2:54: The Other I (Reviews) [12.Nov.14]
Close Talker: Flux (Reviews) [11.Nov.14]
Darius Jones: The Oversoul Manual (Reviews) [11.Nov.14]
Dinosaur Feathers: Control (Capsule Reviews) [10.Nov.14]
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