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10 Mar 2010 // 9:59 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 // 10:00 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 // 10:00 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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We Were the World: 86 Words Aboard the Crossover Express

In the second of our Tusk pieces, Alice Singleton explores how Fleetwood Mac fleetingly broke racial barriers in music and captured the heart of black girls raised on funk, R&B, and segregation politics.

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Soundscape Mix #3: Benbecula Records 1999-2009

Despite featuring a roster of the UK's most exciting and dynamic glitch, ambient, avant-garde, and indie artists, Benbecula Records closed its doors precisely ten years after opening them. Download the MP3 mix.

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The German Issue: Still Straddling the Berlin Wall

The German Issue provides us with a time capsule from a very different era, but so much of its content remains pertinent.

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It’s a Sad and Beautiful World: Remembering Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse

We celebrate the life and work of singer-songwriter and Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous, who will be remembered as one of the most earnest, distinctive American songwriters of his generation. Truly, he will be missed.

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20 Questions: Chang-Rae Lee

The award winning author of The Surrendered talks about improvisation, the rigor of limitation, and sometimes having to take a risk.

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4 Mar 2010 // 10:00 PM

Autopsy TV

Autopsy entertainment makes painfully clear that no amount of Twitter and Prozac, Friending and Unfriending, Outplacement and Outsourcing, Bail Outs and Stimulus, Surges and Drones, Mii and Wii, Nunchuck and Netois can save us.

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“They’re All One Guy to Me”: Interview with Antoine Fuqua

Antoine Fuqua's new film, Brooklyn's Finest, is about men under pressure, men whose choices range between "righter and wronger", as on character outs it.

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Reality with a Pinch of Salto

Salto, a masterpiece of Polish cinema, seems to contain much of Poland's tradition in distilled form, as well as being a perfectly Konwickian construction.

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Please Don’t Call ‘This’ Country

You can say that this is just mindless garbage, no different than a Black Eyed Peas hit, but I disagree.

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The Downfall of Professor Challenger: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Spiritualism

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Land of Mist signifies not only the tension between rational science and the search for greater meaning that characterized the fantasy fiction of the dawn of the 20th century, but also the writer's own maddening obsession with Spiritualism.

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The Union Endures: An Interview with the Boxer Rebellion

Singer/guitarist Nathan Nicholson talks to PopMatters about his band's new album, the return to a label-less existence and his thoughts about the relationship between music and disaster relief.

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3 Mar 2010 // 10:00 PM

Underwear as Outerwear

Women have been flaunting their underwear for so long now we raise nary an eyebrow at the sighting of a g-string; but men were displaying their undies long before women even raised their hemlines.

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2 Mar 2010 // 10:00 PM

A World Without Books?

A Massachusetts prep-school's library goes digital, offering its students the ability to access millions of books and countless journals and magazines -- and all hell breaks lose.

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Sorry I’m Late: The Real Return of Barry Allen

Racked by delays, pushed aside by creative commitments, and years after the phenomenal Green Lantern: Reborn, Flash Reborn couldn't really matter. Could it?

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Gremlins and the Housewife in 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'

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"The house itself wants to pull the neurotic woman into its maw and absorb her whole as a literal housewife.

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