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17 Mar 2010 // 11:00 PM

Born This Way

Imagine inhabiting a body that was completely contradictory to what your mind said was right for you. How far would you go to make your body reflect who you really are?

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The Oscars: The Super Bowl of Egotism

Maybe we watch the Oscars because they remind us of our own high school days. Popularity and past work far outweigh the quality of work represented by the nomination.

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Bees and Things and Milk and Honey: An Interview with Goapele

In concert, at the Zoo, or on her latest soulful single, Goapele's game is on.

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The Nonchalant Brilliance of John Pizzarelli, Jr.

John Pizzarelli is cool enough to be modern but hot enough to be 'old' -- and he knows what he's doing with that voice, even if he's no Sinatra.

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“Boston’s Boy” and a New Class of Hip-Hop Artists

A new army is infiltrating hip-hop and using social media to build mega-hits. Its soldiers are white, wealthy, and some can’t legally drink.

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20 Questions: Lisa Lutz

Bestselling author Lisa Lutz identifies the essentials in life, coffee and vodka, like this: “One makes the morning tolerable. And coffee lights up the evening.” Enjoy either beverage while reading The Spellman’s Strike Again, releasing this week.

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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 // 11:00 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 // 10:59 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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The Moving Pixels Podcast Becomes the 'Beholder'

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"It's easy to think that we would never be complicit with the dictates of an authoritarian regime, but Beholder reveals how complicated such choices can become.

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