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Onward: The Trials (and Tours) of Yes

On the eve of a US tour with Toto, Yes bassist Billy Sherwood talks about the band's past, future, and the phone calls that forever changed his life.

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‘Spirits Rejoice!’ Takes a New Look Into an Old Tradition

Scholar Jason C. Bivins thinks through more difficult aspects of the relationships between jazz and American religions, while at the same time examining the permeability of both.

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A Different (and Better) Shade of Grey: Reconsidering ‘9 1/2 Weeks’

Given the mainstream’s preoccupation with kink, it may be time to give 9 ½ Weeks the credit it deserves as a pioneering meditation on desire and power.

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Contemplations on the Nature of Truth: True Crime and Dark Empathy

How well can one digest murdertainment's darkest elements?

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The Case for the Velvet Underground’s Sterling Morrison

Even as the Velvet Underground has graduated from cult favorite to part of the '60s canon, guitarist Sterling Morrison has largely faded from public view.

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Talking ‘Steampunk’d’ With Jeannie Mai

Jeannie Mai hosts GSN's Steampunk'd, a ten-episode long experience into the world and culture of steampunk.

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‘Underground’ to ‘Wonderland’: BFI’s ‘London on Film’ Season Celebrates the Nation’s Capital

From Asquith’s Underground (1928) to Winterbottom’s Wonderland (1999), BFI celebrates cinematic representations of the English capital with an ambitious summer season that highlights the city’s continuities and changes.

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Yellow Fever and Yum-Yum Girls

Multiple versions of the classic story The World of Suzie Wong offer different takes on a social phenomenon, but can any of them escape the biases of their authors?

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The Birth of DC/Vertigo Comics Was a Messy One

In the '90s, Vertigo was a brand new day for comics, completely unprecedented. It celebrated grunge and alternative music. And then it became embraced by the mainstream.

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Why the Arcade Matters

The arcade snatched video games from the rarefied spaces of industry and academia, making playing video games into a truly populist pastime.

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Trailers for Films That Don’t Exist: An Interview with Destroyer

Dan Bejar is a man of many talents, but after the burnout of promoting his breakthrough Kaputt, the man behind Destroyer made a record on his own terms.

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Professional Wrestling, Racism, Transracial Identity, and Why We All Need to Lighten Up

In contrast to our ossified conceptions of race in other aspects of life, race in professional wrestling is a gimmick, a performance of an identity, which one can adopt or drop as part of the game.

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What About the Victim of the Victim of Homophobia?

Recent televisions shows are focusing attention on the plight of the spouses of gay men and lesbians. But is it enough to make their lives less traumatic?

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‘Fresh Romance’ and ‘Island’ Signal a Revival of the Anthology Periodical

The periodical anthology, or comics magazine, allows for a variety of experiments with form that may not otherwise fit into conventional publishing models in the US.

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Ever Wonder Why Netflix Offers Bad Movies? Blame Washington, Not Hollywood

With streaming video making the dissemination of video cheaper and easier, why are most classic domestic and foreign films not widely available via Netflix streaming?

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Of Acolytes, Geese, and Ghosts: Genesis’ Steve Hackett and Anthony Phillips

The album journeys taken by Genesis' Steve Hackett and Anthony Phillips in the mid-'70s are remarkably similar.

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‘24 - Live Another Day’ ‘Cause You’re Gonna Die Anyway

24 began sugared-up on gooey clichés of liberty and freedom -- and ended in hypoglycemic shock. Would a new series be worse for our health?

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Fade Away Slow: An Interview with Tamaryn

When a musician describes one of her tracks as "an early Madonna song if it was produced by My Bloody Valentine", you know you're in for something special.

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‘Death Sentence London’ and the Success of Doomed Generations

Death Sentence: London #3 makes me consider what it would be like if we lived under a President Trump.

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‘Your Worst Self Is Your Best Self’: Defending Season Two of ‘True Detective’

Nic Pizzolatto seems to have written this season for a specific audience, knowing full well and not giving a damn that it would not be viewed favorably by the general public.

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20 Questions: L'Anarchiste

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"To say that L'Anarchiste is one of the best bands to emerge out of Salt Lake City makes for an awfully reductive statement, as their Sufjan-inspired brand of soulful folk-rock needs to be heard to be believed.

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