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Last Words by George Carlin with Tony Hendra

Part raucous credo, part comic pilgrim’s progress, this is George Carlin’s celebration of his own human condition and how he became not just a comedian, but a conscience.

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Memory, the Whole Lying Opera of It: Remembering Barry Hannah

It's tragic to know that the brilliant tumbling sound of his work has reached its coda. But if you can learn anything from Hannah's work, it's that to focus on the hurt is to miss what's important: finding that glimmer of cutting light in all that dark.

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Horror Will Eat Itself: An Interview with Ti West

Mingling art house sensibilities with a knack for gripping suspense, director Ti West might just be able to get back to the roots of the cinematic horror and save the genre from itself – that is, if no one lets him go direct romantic comedies first.

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14 Mar 2010 // 10:00 PM

In a New York State of Mind

With a slight nod from the hung-over record store clerk, the girl stepped over to one of the racks and began carefully fingering through the records on display.

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14 Mar 2010 // 9:59 PM

Chronic ‘Lost’ Sickness

The Lost Syndrome has consumed me for five years running, and I'm growing weaker. It’s like X-Filesioma all over again.

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All You Did Was Save My Life: An Interview With Our Lady Peace’s Raine Maida

Our Lady Peace's lead singer opens up about the near break-up of his band, the inspiration behind their latest full-length, and how bright the future looks for the Canadian quartet.

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Bone Flutes, Pianos, and iPods: Notes on Music, Technology, and Embodiment

From Paleolithic flutes, to pianos, to iPods, a central point emerges: just as the mind isn't free from the body, music isn't free from its material base.

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God Is Not Dead: The Jimi Hendrix Re-Issues

Valleys of Neptune is not the Holy Grail, and it doesn’t need to be. That already exists anyway, and it is celebrated in spectacular fashion with the deluxe CD/DVD reissues of the four proper alums that preceded and followed these ’69 sessions.

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Oscar Afterglow, “American Century” and a War of Popular Cultures

Oscars hopefuls Up in the Air and An Education offer different but complementary views on popular culture. "American Century" throws this neat paradigm into question.

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Mama Said Knock You Out: An Interview with Mother Director Bong Joon-ho

Korea has quickly become a hot spot for some of the most engaging female film performances in the world. This reputation is only bolstered by Kim Hye-ja's sharp turn as the resourceful Mother.

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Tupac Shakur: An Icon in Context

How do you tell the story of Tupac Shakur? One book tries connecting his life, and sometimes his music, to the social and historical climate of the times.

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Greed Is… God-Awful: Michael Moore’s ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’

Michael Moore is back and this time around, the subject of his latest documentary is almost impossible to disagree with...especially since we are living with its consequences every single day.

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Opera, Death, and Overcaffination: An Interview with Shannon Wheeler

The Too Much Coffee Man comic creator Shannon Wheeler discusses the plans for a TMCM opera, tells you how to get a job at the New Yorker, and reveals a "little Nixon list" of revenge.

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Percy Sutton: A Peoples’ Aspirations Personified

Sutton's life as a soldier, lawyer, politician and businessman left a vast legacy not only to Harlem, but to all of America.

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10 Mar 2010 // 8:59 PM

‘Girls’ Gone Wild

While following a storyline about the trials of a mother and daughter may not be demographically the most masculine thing in the world, neither is my unabashed enjoyment of ABC Family original movies.

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“Lots of Tight Jean Moments”: An Interview with BT

Having just released a new double-disc album, BT sits down to talk about writing songs in code, Avatar, his 400-pound chrome pony, and -- yes -- those many "tight jean moments" he's prone to.

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Strange Days Indeed: The 1970s - The Golden Age of Paranoia

They say the darkest hour is just before the dawn, and caliginous thoughts often swirled through President Nixon's murky, insomniac mind.

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9 Mar 2010 // 9:00 PM

Creator: Various

In comics not everyone can write nor draw (nor ink, color nor letter). So, there will always be 'great' works that cannot be attributed to a single talented contributor.

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Diorama-Rama: Can Playtime Produce Art?

Are toy photography "dios" a new art form, a different breed of fan fiction, or nothing loftier than playtime for the stunted?

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8 Mar 2010 // 9:00 PM

Christine McVie’s Warm Ways

With Fleetwood Mac's Tusk recently turning 30, PopMatters offers some reflection on the too-often-overlooked Mac classic. In the first piece, Alfred Soto explores Tusk as the apex of the work of singer and keyboardist Christine McVie.

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Stone Dead: Murder and Myth in 'Medousa'

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"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.

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