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by Peta Jinnath Andersen

28 Oct 2010


Banned Books Week may be over, but book banning is still an issue all over the world. Here’s an excerpt of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, the novel behind #speakloudly and the Missouri school board controversy. (Read more about book banning, Speak, and what Anderson would say to the Missouri school board in our Banned Books Week interview.)

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by Timothy Gabriele

28 Oct 2010


If underground boxers made boxing videos the way that Spike Jonze and company made arty skate videos, maybe they’d come up with something like the conga-lead training montage by Tectonic main-man Pinch. Actually, though the track does ride some wicked almost-tremolo steady riddim a la Ramadanman, it lacks punch for a song called “The Boxer” with a video featuring boxing.

by Devin Mainville

27 Oct 2010


After five years of non-stop work, the boys of Tapes ‘n Tapes decided it was time for some fun. They re-launched their label, idid records, headed back to their hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota and spent two weeks recording the album they have always wanted to make. The result was Outside, and album filled with 12 tracks exemplifying the fun Tapes ‘n Tapes was searching for.

Outside will be released on January 11, 2011, with the band heading out on tour soon after. Tickets go on sale October 29. To keep fans satiated in the meantime, Tapes ‘n Tapes has released a new track, “Freak Out”.

by PopMatters Staff

27 Oct 2010


Moments ago, Stereogum premiered the new video from the Drums, who have been selling out their recent shows and thrilling the punters.

by Callum MacKenzie

27 Oct 2010


Mike Winkelmann, known to the outside world as Beeple, has animated a new video for “Kill Your Co-Workers”, the single from Flying Lotus’ latest EP, Pattern + Grid World. The video, animated with Cinema 4D, features graphic inter-robot murder and more than a little bit of robotic blood.

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Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

// Notes from the Road

"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

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