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Tuesday, September 22 2009

Guy Clark: Somedays the Song Writes You

Guy Clark’s best songs are so wise, so sneakily didactic that they can seem to blow on the wind of fable.

Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes

The newest creative team is doing tremendous work on the series that redefined the X-Men -- so why some fans won’t accept it?

Thursday, September 17 2009

Community: Series Premiere

Before you can say "The Breakfast Club," Community begins challenging stereotypes while also arguing that community college is one of the great equalizers.

George Sprott: 1894-1971, A Picture Novella by the Cartoonist Seth

An almost overwhelmingly beautiful book-as-art-object, George Sprott also tells an intriguing story with an intense and pervasive mix of melancholy, nostalgia, introspection and gags.

Tuesday, September 15 2009

Circulatory System: Signal Morning

Signal Morning is not only a vital part of Elephant 6's continued excellence; it's one of the best damn albums of the year.

Thursday, September 10 2009

The Stone Roses: The Stone Roses: 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Imagine if you will: an album re-release that actually gets everything right, making an already-classic album sound even better than before, deepening our understanding as to what made it so iconic.

Thursday, September 3 2009

BLK JKS: After Robots

Vowels or no vowels, this arty post-punk band from South Africa rocks with an intelligence and sensitivity sorely missing in pop music today.

Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story

Federal funding for the arts in the U.S. was a contentious issue for FDR's Works Progress Administration.

Thursday, August 27 2009


Legendary Polish director Andrzej Wajda tackles a very personal subject in the harrowing Katyn, the long-denied Soviet massacre of the Polish officer corps in WWII.

Mount Eerie: Wind’s Poem

The true achievement of Mount Eerie's Wind's Poem is the redemptive arc Elverum finds within the black metal context.

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Repulsion (Reviews) [13.Aug.09]
Torchwood: Children of Earth (Reviews) [9.Aug.09]
Inherent Vice (Reviews) [6.Aug.09]
Kronos Quartet: Floodplain (Reviews) [6.Aug.09]
Beeswax (Reviews) [6.Aug.09]
Goran Bregović: Alkohol (Reviews) [29.Jul.09]
POV: Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go (Reviews) [28.Jul.09]
Maxwell: BLACKsummers’ night (Reviews) [23.Jul.09]
POV: The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) (Reviews) [21.Jul.09]
Magnolia Electric Co.: Josephine (Reviews) [20.Jul.09]
In Their Boots: Silent Partners (Reviews) [16.Jul.09]
Various Artists: Legends of Benin (Reviews) [13.Jul.09]
Moon (Reviews) [9.Jul.09]
Florence and the Machine: Lungs (Reviews) [6.Jul.09]
Sunset Rubdown: Dragonslayer (Reviews) [24.Jun.09]
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (Reviews) [18.Jun.09]
Rhett Miller: Rhett Miller (Reviews) [11.Jun.09]
Nurse Jackie: Series Premiere (Reviews) [8.Jun.09]
The Chaser (Chugyeogja) (Reviews) [2.Jun.09]
Rancid: Let the Dominoes Fall (Reviews) [1.Jun.09]
Loot (Reviews) [1.Jun.09]
‘Up’ Makes It a Perfect 10 for Pixar (Short Ends and Leader) [29.May.09]
Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest (Reviews) [25.May.09]
Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart (Reviews) [19.May.09]
Svarte Greiner: Kappe (Reviews) [5.May.09]
New ‘Trek’ Should Live Long and Prosper (Short Ends and Leader) [5.May.09]
The Limits of Control (Reviews) [1.May.09]
Beastie Boys: Check Your Head (Features) [29.Apr.09]
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