Articles tagged not far now

5 May 2015 // 11:23 AM

Captain Comics: These 5 Stories Are the Ultimate Ultron

With Avengers: Age of Ultron becoming a sure-fire hit, Marvel Comics is printing lots and lots of comics featuring the Living Robot. But how to find the great ones without being fooled by similar-but-not-so-great ones?

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Adventure Games As Theater and ‘the Charnel House Trilogy’

The Charnel House Trilogy casts the player as an actor in a performance where the script is uncovered as performed. In doing so, it's throwing off an older design paradigm and creating a better work for it.

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The Vanity - “River” (video) (Premiere)

Up-and-coming Austin outfit the Vanity take to a 150 year old basement for their new black-and-white video for the rollicking tune "River".

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Melba Moore Honors Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson and More at New York Show

In her sold-out return to the Metropolitan Room, Melba Moore honored legendary ladies of song.

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“A Million Stars” From ‘The D Train’ Soundtrack (video) (Premiere)

Pop-savvy musical minds from fun. and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) come together in this contribution to the new Jack Black comedy The D Train.

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5 May 2015 // 9:16 AM

Kyle Chandler Fishing in New Streams with ‘Bloodline’

Chandler plays police Det. John Rayburn, the second of four children, who appears to be the peacekeeper, golden-child son. But as Bloodline develops, so too does his darker side.

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Wes Montgomery - “Far Wes” (audio) (Premiere)

The jazzy guitar stylings of Wes Montgomery have never sounded as good as they do on his latest compilation, In the Beginning.

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Why Novelist Richard Price Doesn’t Need a Pseudonym

The language and dialogue in his latest novel, The Whites, gives away his identity -- and that's a good thing.

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Watch Blur Return to Williamsburg to Support ‘The Magic Whip’ (exclusive)

After a 16-year hiatus from New York City stages, Blur came back to Brooklyn with a new album in tow, the much-acclaimed The Magic Whip.

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For Good Food Go North: An Interview With Iceland’s Chef Gunnar Karl Gislason

A new generation of Icelandic chefs and consumers are rediscovering the value, and taste, of local food traditions.

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Diasporic Memories of a Jewish Family

Strangers in a strange land has been the universal theme of the Jewish story. Roger Cohen's 'A Girl from Human Street' provides an emotional account of his family's diasporic journey.

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Brooklyn Gypsies - ‘Sin Fronteras’ (album stream) (Premiere)

World music comes together in Williamsburg in the latest album by Brooklyn Gypsies, Sin Fronteras: "Without Borders".

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No ‘White Saviors’ Overtake the Powerful and Illuminating ‘Selma’

Selma reclaims ownership of the Civil Rights movement for the courageous African-Americans that fought on the front lines, rather than the self-proclaimed white saviors that risked nothing but a bid for re-election.

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5 May 2015 // 4:30 AM

Tinashe: Amethyst

Tinashe’s meticulously crafted world is too engrossing to leave.

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Various Artists: Next Stop Soweto, Vol. 4: Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco, and Mbaqanga 1975-1985

Then the brass hits, trumpets double saxes in sforzando swells changing chords on the bar line as the singer talks about "our time."

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The Orange Peels: Begin the Begone

The sweetly satisfying Begin the Begone might just be the best Orange Peels outing yet.

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5 May 2015 // 3:30 AM

MG: MG

The context of Martin Gore's career in Depeche Mode doesn't lessen the achievement of MG; in fact, it complements it.

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5 May 2015 // 2:30 AM

Covering Cover Songs

Cover songs don't have to be all that bad. Just listen to what Becca Stevens and Jason Moran have been doing lately, and you'll see.

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The Liberation of Best Coast: An Interview with Bethany Cosentino

The singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Best Coast discusses the influences behind their new album California Nights, the double-edged sword of success, and the band's constantly evolving legacy.

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‘Litpop - Writing and Popular Music’ Suffocates From a Lack of the Lively Air of Opinion

This anthology is meant to study two of the most lively artistic fields on the planet, and yet it's bogged down by articles of no great substance and no great joy.

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Adventure Games As Theater and 'the Charnel House Trilogy'

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"The Charnel House Trilogy casts the player as an actor in a performance where the script is uncovered as performed. In doing so, it's throwing off an older design paradigm and creating a better work for it.

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