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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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Result Not Typical: Improving Political Marketing

The US government is cracking down on misleading advertising; shouldn't political propaganda be included in the discussion?

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Memorabiliaphilia: Nationalizing a Pastime

Baseball looms large, the way anything in a magnifying glass seems to gain size and importance.

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Five Great TV Series to Discover on DVD

One of the greatest benefits that DVDs have bestowed is the ability to discover great TV series that we missed the first time around. Here are five great shows that anyone who loves quality TV should see if they haven't already.

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Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life

We so want our geniuses to be perfect people. Or at least nice people -- and so often they aren’t.

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20 Questions: Holopaw

Holopaw's Patrick Quinney reveals a secret love of Twin Peaks, a knowledge of all things Craig Biggio, and the 7" he'd love to argue about.

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Tao Lin Has a Neutral Facial Expression

The publication of Shoplifting From American Apparel spurred on another round of debate about Tao Lin's Internet antics. But what is often left out of the conversations about Lin's money-making and media-baiting schemes is their artistic viability.

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28 Feb 2010 // 10:00 PM

The Arrogance of Toby Keith

Arrogance is central to Toby Keith's music. Yet it's an arrogance tied to the notion that human beings are essentially deluded. Everyone thinks they're absolutely right, and everyone is usually wrong.

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20 Questions: Patty Larkin

This year marks Patty Larkin’s 25th year of recording. The master musician’s new CD, 25 (releasing 9 March), features 25 of her most requested love songs, re-worked in acoustic format, and joined by 25 friends.

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J.D. Salinger and Jethro Tull: The Coming of Age Story Soundtrack

I’m not certain if it says more about J.D. Salinger, Jethro Tull or me, that when I think of the ultimate coming-of-age treatise from the trenches, it’s not a novel but a trio of albums.

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Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places

Sociologist Sharon Zukin looks at the forces at play in some of the cooler neighborhoods of New York in this update of Jane Jacobs and the principles of urban revitalization for the 21st century.

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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