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2010 Summer Movie Preview - June

After May's gangbusters' start, June settles down with The A-Team, Toy Story 3, and more Twilight.

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Barbara Ehrenreich and the Brahmin Fantastic

In Barbara Ehrenreich's Bait and Switch, she experiences an exclusive corporate culture in America that is disturbingly similar to India's privileged genetic intelligentsia; also know as the caste system.

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Virginia Is for French Film Lovers

The 18th Annual French Film Festival, running from 25-28 March, included presentations by 40 visiting French filmmakers and movies about a range of subjects -- about human and family relationships, immigration, gold mining, and the global economic crisis.

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The Day the (AM) Music Died

There are songs played on AM radio that I would never put on at home, or want to hear in a bar or on an iPod; they only seem to sound good on a tinny AM receiver, especially the one in my car.

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2010 Summer Movie Preview - May

May blasts the summer season off with two mega-movies, Iron Man 2 and Robin Hood, while offering up yet more Shrek and Sex and the City.

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2 May 2010 // 10:00 PM

The Pope of Satire

Judging from the worried silence that met Stephen Colbert’s satirical comments about the current president, it seems he stepped over the line from his trademark truthiness that entertains to plain-old truth (or perhaps taboo) that his audience did not want to hear. As comedy routines go, this one died fast.

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20 Questions: Dave Barry

Dave Barry was born in Armonk, New York, in 1947 and has been steadily growing older ever since without ever actually reaching maturity -- a condition which he struggles with in heart-rending detail and bare-his-breast honesty in his newest book, I'll Mature When I'm Dead.

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Things We Were Due to Forget: The Cold Undertow of Minimal Waves

When a music such as minimal wave “comes back”, it forces us to think about its lifeline, particularly its death. Yet what does it mean to relive a memory that we never even had?

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Dylan, Mary Lee, and the Jack of Hearts: Completing the Break-Up in Blood on the Tracks

Blood on the Tracks progresses through a Kubler-Ross model of grief but the last stage never seems achieved within the confines of the album.

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Alias Bob Dylan: Billy the Kid, the Jack of Hearts and the Return of Dylan

Dylan’s experience with Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid would prove to be a persistent influence in his ensuing mid-‘70s revival.

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Bob Dylan, The Voice

Blood on the Tracks is an intensely emotional album that involves itself with the politics of the personal, transforming the ‘voice of a generation’ into something entirely new.

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Robert Culp: From ‘I Spy’ to ‘Hickey & Boggs’

Robert Culp and Bill Cosby's wit and warmth in I Spy also established a foundation of fragility and fatalism for Culp's despairing Hickey & Boggs.

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You Better Mind: An Interview with Sam Amidon

What do R. Kelly, bacon sandwiches, and a land-surfing Jesus have in common? They all make up a part of Sam Amidon's world, and with his stunning sophomore disc just out, he tells PopMatters all about it ...

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Blood on the Tracks: Place and Displacement

Dylan’s work has been characterized by the poetics of place and displacement and a refutation of a fixed identity.

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The Goldbergs: The Most Jewish Show on Television

This show is an example of "melting pot" art from the tail end of the Ellis Island era in popular culture, when the wide variety of accents heard in city streets was reflected on the vaudeville stage, on radio, in comics, and wherever pop culture served the mythology of the mainstream.

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Bargaining for Salvation

Dylan’s journey has been that of a seeker, and Blood on the Tracks stands as a document underscoring the core spiritual search of the artist.

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Between the Grooves

Between the Grooves offers our writers' individual, incisive insights into the cloaked, mercurial music and history that permeates the mysterious and allegorical littered world of Blood on the Tracks.

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One of Toil and Blood

The persistent presence of rain and storms may provide the most useful clue in unlocking the collective mystery of Dylan’s compositions for Blood on the Tracks.

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The Illusion of Identity in Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist

Lars von Trier suggests that the terrible and the horrific are not to be found in the abnormal behaviour of an outsider, but within our relationships, and the play of domination and submission in everyday life.

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20 Questions: Kim Severson

Food writer Kim Severson’s latest is Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life. Her ideal guests at the Ritz, she tells PopMatters 20 Questions, would be Gertrude Stein, Eleanor Roosevelt and Lucille Ball.

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Slowdive Sell Out Brooklyn and Release Bonus Song "30th June"

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"Although sound issues delayed their set on the second night, Slowdive put on an unforgettable show in Brooklyn, or rather two shows.

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