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Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture by Atlantic correspondent and journalism professor Ellen Ruppel Shell is an engaging and compelling look at the ramifications of American’s desires for endless bargains. The book comes out in July and is an essential read for anyone interested in getting another perspective on both the current economic crisis and how drastically Americans’ lives have been altered over the last 50 years.


 



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“Summertime Clothes” is the second single from the critically acclaimed Animal Collective album Merriweather Post Pavilion. The video features the Brooklyn-based FLEX dance crew and is fittingly psychedelic and colorful. The band is also giving away an MP3 remix by Dam-Funk if you sign up for their mailing list.



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Neko Case dropped by The Tonight Show last night to play “This Tornado Loves You” off Middle Cyclone



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Real-life married couple Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly take on the origin of Charles Darwin and family in what looks to be a boring, only mildly visually-entertaining biography. Academy voters will probably love it.



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by PopMatters Staff

Whatever Works
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Larry David, Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Conleth Hill, Michael McKean, Evan Rachel Wood
Opening: 19 June 2009
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics


Sony has just released four clips from the upcoming Woody Allen film starring Larry David.


 


Plot summary: An eccentric New Yorker played by Larry David abandons his upper class life to lead a more bohemian existence. He meets a young girl from the south and her family and no two people seem to get along in the entanglements that follow. Run time: 92 minutes. Rated: PG-13 [Sony Pictures Classics]

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