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10 Jun 2015 // 9:37 AM

Jackie Chan’s 10 Best Films

From drunken masters to rumbles in the Bronx, Jackie Chan's career is chock full of goofs and kicks. These ten films capture what makes Chan so magnetic.

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‘Life Is Strange’: The Selfie As a Game

Life Is Strange makes me uncomfortable with editing my social mistakes, uncomfortable with the idea of presenting the perfect snapshot of myself to the world.

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Steven Wilson Brings Songs of Urban Isolation to Chicago - 5 June 2015

The American leg of Steven Wilson's Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour finds the prolific musician in top visual and instrumental form, and his Chicago gigs at Park West were no exception.

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Once You Log Into ‘The Ghost Network’, You Won’t Want to Log Out

Dizzyingly constructed yet undeniably fascinating, The Ghost Network is thoroughly intriguing and dense, with an abundance of techniques that make it feel entirely authentic.

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Go! Fight! Win! Ash and the Art of Creative Resurrection

Ash were a great band that worse themselves down after releasing a new song every two weeks for a year. Tim Wheeler tells us how he got his groove back.

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SCOTUS Is On the Verge of a “Defeat for Humanity”, Thank Goodness

Lessons from Europe and history help show the impact of a United States Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage.

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10 Jun 2015 // 3:30 AM

FFS: FFS

Virtually every song on FFS unfolds with boundless energy and hooks aplenty. It could almost be called “zany”, but these songs are a little too poignant for that.

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Palma Violets: Danger in the Club

Despite Palma Violets' continuing promise, aggression and abandon can't compensate for the lack of tunes on Danger in the Club.

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The Deslondes: The Deslondes

The Deslondes are stuck in the past, rather than rooted in it. That fact makes them fierce.

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John McCutcheon: Joe Hill’s Last Will

John McCutcheon's 37th album introduces a necessary voice from the past with an important message for the present. A triumphant work.

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‘Boo’ Is a Beacon of Light in YA Literature

Funny, uplifting, and poignant, Neil Smith's YA novel, Boo, is a fresh take on life, death, and friendship.

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John Brown’s Body: Kings and Queens in Dub

American reggae stalwarts go marching on as their 2013 album is given a successful makeover.

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‘New Life and New Civilizations’: The ‘Star Trek’ Saga in Comics

This is a deep and intelligent look at the various incarnations of Star Trek on the gridded page -- and not just from super fans and convention-goers.

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10 Jun 2015 // 3:00 AM

Rumer: B-Sides & Rarities

This odds and sods collection finds the Karen Carpenter-esque Rumer making these soft rock/pop classics largely her own.

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‘Judgment at Nuremberg’ Shows the Cost of Not Caring

Judgement at Nuremberg is a reminder that the courtroom drama is Hollywood’s most underrated and underused genre.

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‘The Hired Gun’ Is a Disposable B-Western Shot in Cinemascope

Although The Hired Gun may be of interest for those who like its lead actors, on its own terms it's a forgettable B-picture.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - “Severance Denied”

"Severance Denied" is possibly the most straightforward and uptempo track on the slowcore of Kill the Lights -- although "uptempo" is here a relative term.

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9 Jun 2015 // 12:28 PM

N.W.A. Reuniting for BET Festival

Three surviving members of the group N.W.A., which defined West Coast gangsta rap and forever changed American music culture, will reunite for a performance at the BET Experience in Los Angeles on June 27.

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9 Jun 2015 // 12:19 PM

Diamond Youth: Nothing Matters

The Baltimore band’s debut album is an onslaught of sweeping but sharp-edged blitzkrieg pop.

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Mutual Fans Franz Ferdinand and Sparks Team for ‘FFS’ Album and Tour

This week, the bands that span two generations and two continents are releasing FFS, a full album of songs written and recorded together after more than a decade of appreciating each other’s music from afar.

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