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14 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

Which Echoes Belong?

Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is often dubbed a postmodern classic. But what is that even supposed to mean?

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Forgotten Treasures of ‘60s Soul: The Chambers Brothers’ Vault Recordings

Long before the Chambers Brothers psychedelicized soul with their anthemic classic, “Time Has Come Today”, the talented band gained respect for their eclectic blend of blues, gospel, and classic rock ‘n’ roll.

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13 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

The Sins of the Sister

A director can translate a writer’s words to the screen beautifully, but he can never alter their power on the page. The book and film versions of Atonement prove this all too well.

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13 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

Flux as Inspiration: An Interview with Oakley Hall

Pat Sullivan and Rachel Cox take us from Morrissey to Blake to the Clancy Brothers, while warning us not to eat the fish. The Brooklyn indie band discusses this and more with PopMatters.

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12 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

Yes Wii Can vs. R3ady

How the ongoing video game console war parallels the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries.

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Songs, Swoosh-ified

The quintessential element of the digital audio revolution is the creation of the ‘random’ button, that default 'shuffle function', which renders us no longer creators of mix-tapes, but consumers of playlists.

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11 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

Dead Grammy Walking

The Grammys are a tradition whose bottom has fallen out, a relic still standing only because people are too bored to say otherwise.

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Just Let Go: An Interview with Jarboe

J2 is what happens when artists like Jarboe and Justin Broadrick meet halfway, then feed off each other.

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Trophy Case: The 2008 Grammy Awards

Somehow, Kanye West was able to make the entire evening about himself. Surprise, surprise...

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10 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

Say It Ain’t So, Senator

Concerned that steroids will ruin baseball? Perhaps there's a greater threat to the game: Congress.

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10 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

No Punk Left Behind

How dissent is sustained in the face of consumerism and co-optation in Bloomington, Indiana, a quintessential midwestern college town.

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20 Questions: Robyn Hitchcock

PopMatters debuts "20 Questions", a weekly feature of short, sassy questions aimed to encourage playful responses that reveal the gist of the artist. We couldn't think of a better person to start with than the witty and clever Robyn Hitchcock.

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Just Another Brick: The Phases of Pink Floyd

Keefe trolls through all the highs and lows of the Pink Floyd catalogue, surveying both their history and offering video highlights of the seminal band's many incarnations.

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Jesus Loves Me, This I Know

A Christian nation wouldn't accept homosexuality. The big question, then, is whether America is a Christian nation.

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7 Feb 2008 // 8:59 PM

Headshots 4 Jesus

In its quest to be seen as a legitimate way of life among a legion of detractors, the Christian Church has turned to alternative methods of getting its point across.

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Discipline and Punish: The Official Functions

Like characters in some morality play, referees are greeted with boos, taunts, profanity, and, on occasion, worse.

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The Teenage Prayers [New York]

Bucking the "nostalgia band" trend by being authentically nostalgic, the Teenage Prayers cause you to give blessings to that raw, purely enthusiastic adolescent music fan in all of us.

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When Pets are Past Their Prime

Retirement homes for elderly herbivores and posthumous plans for your pet should you kick the proverbial bucket of water, first.

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5 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

Plough Shares: Gardening’s Radical Edge

Can political activism be achieved with a trowel and some bulbs? For Guerrilla Gardeners, the act of urban planting is more than beautification, it's a reclamation of public space that challenges concepts of municipal ownership.

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4 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

Burning Down the House

A pack and purge process got Nishimoto to thinking about Jay Electronica, who may be the M.I.A. that hip-hop has been waiting for.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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