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Tuesday, June 3 2014

Bob Mould: Beauty & Ruin

Legends like Bob Mould are held to a different standard, and Beauty & Ruin has just raised his bar higher.


‘Truthful Fictions’ Is Blinded by Theory

Is the rise of the biographical novel a problem?


Monday, June 2 2014

Hooked on True Detective? Check Out Its Influence, Thomas Ligotti

Thomas Ligotti is an unapologetic, darkly-humored pessimist, and that may be what many have found most disturbing and fascinating about True Detective.


The Rise Fall and Rise of Marvel Comics on Film Part 1: Origins and Eternities

Marvel Comics rules the box office today (three films based on Marvel Comics occupied the top 10 in May 2014 alone), but getting there was a long, hard, slow road.


Spindizzy Jangle: The Reivers’ “In Your Eyes”

Over 25 years after its release, the band and the video’s director reflect back on a song full of promise.


The Marx Brother’s ‘Love Happy’ Not So Happy Behind-the-Scenes Drama

Even a so-so Marx Brothers film is better than no Marx Brothers film, right?


Fucked Up: Glass Boys

With Glass Boys, the question of how to follow up the rock opera epic David Comes to Life is less about musical format and more about an existential crisis for Fucked Up.


Priests: Bodies and Control and Money and Power EP

The newest EP from these DC punks is heavy on rage and passion, but the notes they hit are all too familiar.


Friday, May 30 2014

Dublin Writers Festival 2014: Where the Disappeared Lie

These two events grappled energetically with Ireland’s scruffily banging-through post-Celtic Tiger present and the not-so-buried wounds of its terrorized past.


James McAvoy’s Performance Fuels ‘Filth’s’ Fury

Without him, a movie like Filth would fail to find any real value whatsoever. With him, it carries on past the problems to be a somewhat worthwhile experience.


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20 Questions: Unicycle Loves You (Sound Affects) [28.May.14]
Michael Jackson: Xscape (Reviews) [22.May.14]
Plaid: Reachy Prints (Reviews) [22.May.14]
Yann Tiersen: ∞ (Reviews) [21.May.14]
Jolie Holland: Wine Dark Sea (Reviews) [21.May.14]
Smoke Fairies: Smoke Fairies (Reviews) [20.May.14]
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