Articles tagged various

Various: The Rough Guide to Latino Nuevo

Music that is "exciting, innovative" and identifiably Latino.

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16 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Ballyhoo Stories No. 4

The two forms of media, comics and prose, play against one another well. Proponents of each should find much to enjoy in the other as well.

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14 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Up Series

Give me the boy at age seven, and I'll give you the man. The Jesuits may have had something with that saying, especially after watching Michael Apted's masterwork 49 years into the making.

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14 Oct 2007 // 9:57 PM

Various: Think Global: Salsa

Think Global: Salsa is a solid, reliable compilation for anyone who wants an album that will cheer them up and not ever sound like anything they don't already imagine salsa to be.

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Part 2 - Outsider Influences

TV was at a standstill. On one side -- the status quo. On the other -- the innovators from outside the mainstream. Guess who ended up winning the 'classics’ argument?

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7 Oct 2007 // 10:01 PM

Part 1 - All Time Classics

Where it all began... how TV became the cultural icon it is today, and the seminal shows that offered audiences a glimpse into the medium’s artistic potential.

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4 Oct 2007 // 9:57 PM

Various: Add to Friends

Like a sweet little ant that you don't want to step on.

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Various: The Rough Guide to Flamenco

Passion in a tidier form... that's flamenco for you.

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24 Sep 2007 // 10:00 PM

Various: The Roots of Chicha

The Roots of Chicha jogs along on a wave of good humour, jaunty male singing, and an overall vibe of pride and pleasure.

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Avante-garde 2: Experimental Cinema 1928-1954

Kino's second avant-garde film set showcases a few major pieces (such as Isou's Venom and Eternity) and some tantalizing minor works from major names (such as Broughton's The Potted Psalm).

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19 Sep 2007 // 10:00 PM

Various: Thai Pop Spectacular

You might be able to file Thai Pop Spectacular away on the Wacky shelf, but the thrilling stab of Thai Country Groove is less easily dismissed.

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9 Sep 2007 // 9:42 PM

Various: Gypsy Caravan

The album is crammed. It’s a packed smorgasbord.

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28 Aug 2007 // 10:03 PM

Various: World Hits

It's the album you'd buy if you were around in the '80s and found yourself yearning to hear "Lambada" again.

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The Immortal Iron Fist #1-6

This book will grab you, flip you over and kick your butt all the while leaving you begging for more.

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2 Aug 2007 // 10:01 PM

Various Artists: Manoeuvres 1

Compiling a series of electronic tracks based solely on geography is a risky venture, especially when said locale is the relatively nameless Vancouver. Manoeuvres 1, put

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15 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Various: Colombia!

The album almost giggles with verve.

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18 Jun 2007 // 10:03 PM

Various: Merdeka

Merdeka is a superior example of a charity comp; it doesn't leave you thinking that the compilers have tossed it carelessly together just to raise money.

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Graphic Classics: H.P. Lovecraft

This collection allows readers to "see" Lovecraft's works, but with the less likelihood that you will wonder why you just spend five bucks to rent a crappy movie.

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11 Jun 2007 // 12:00 AM

Free Comic Book Day 2007

Free Comic Book Day is one of the few things that I can say I've never heard even the pickiest fanboy attack.

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7 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

High-Minded Bullshit

Philosophy itself is often regarded as part and parcel with the bullshit of popular culture. But it is philosophers who been trying to determine exactly what bullshit is and how it works its magic.

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Kiasmos: 26 May 2015 - Rough Trade NYC (Photos)

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"Kiasmos is the exciting, dark and trippy electronic project from Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen.

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