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Locked In: An Interview with Electronic Producer Lee Gamble

"I like the alchemy of the whole thing. You have nothing and you build something and keep working and it feels like yours."

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17 Oct 2017 // 2:30 AM

Beck: Colors

Say hello to yacht-rock Beck. Enjoy your voyage.

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Weapons of Poetry and Images: On the Works of Pier Paolo Pasolini

A thread runs through Pasolini's artistic and political work for which he used various terms to identify the sacred, the mythic, the soul, and the spirit -- all strategies for appreciating life in even the most difficult circumstances.

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TOKiMONSTA: Lune Rouge

TOKiMONSTA strikes a balance between pain and peace on Lune Rouge, her fullest and most diverse work yet.

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Hello, Hypocrisy, My Old Friend: ‘The Religion of the Future’

Roberto Mangabeira Unger eats his own tail in his helpless "new" synthesis of philosophy, religion, and politics.

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16 Oct 2017 // 9:34 AM

U.S. Girls - “Mad As Hell” (Singles Going Steady)

"Mad As Hell" is a stark reminder that some aspects of the US haven’t changed much, no matter the resolution and color vibrancy of our current tech.

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16 Oct 2017 // 9:30 AM

NYFF 2017: ‘Mudbound’

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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The Moving Pixels Podcast Discovers ‘What Remains of Edith Finch’

This week, Nick and Eric dive deep into the cursed family history of the Finch family.

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Inform, Provoke, Challenge, Entertain: ‘Best American Essays 2017’

This year's collection of Best American Essays seamlessly blends the political, personal and universal. Most of them do it very well.

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Will Billy Corgan, the Uncoolest of Rock Musicians, Achieve Cool Status with ‘Ogilala’?

Corgan's willingness to be himself regardless of the critical and social blowback he suffered for doing “unhip” things made him a singular weirdo within a ‘90s rock scene stuffed full of weirdos, loners, and ennui-saturated youth. To this day, and with this album, he continues to be himself. Are you cool with that?

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16 Oct 2017 // 2:30 AM

St. Vincent: Masseduction

Despite some great moments, Masseduction doesn't always sound comfortable letting its artifice crumble, and its half-hearted attempts at social commentary cause it to sag at times.

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Slumgod Millionaire: On ‘Nayakan’, The Godfather of Indian Gangster Films

On revisiting Nayakan we are reminded that men become gods not as a sign of presumed cultural backwardness but because the modern nation-state has failed.

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Lindstrøm: It’s Alright Between Us As It Is

The Norwegian electronic producer's first solo album in a half decade finds him replacing "space disco" with cool, '80s-influenced arrangements.

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Dave Douglas with the Westerlies and Anwar Marshall: Little Giant Still Life

Dave Douglas doesn't pass the torch to the Westerlies. They both already possess the same flame.

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The Village Callers: Live

The Village Callers' only full album lives on with a vinyl reissue, but some things are better left in the past.

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Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge: Full Moon (Expanded Edition)

Long eclipsed by the works of many country contemporaries, Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge’s first album, Full Moon, gets a new look

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Puerto Rican Illustrator Rosa Colón on Her Ode to Leaving Home, ‘Goodbye for Now’

Reminiscent of the short, simple stories of Adrian Tomine, Goodbye for Now shows the personal side of Puerto Rico’s ongoing economic crisis.

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Lauren Elkins Challenges the View That Flâneurie Is a Pleasure Reserved for Men

In Flâneuse Elkins combines her own experiences as a walker with those of many notable women, including Virginia Woolf, Agnés Varda, and Martha Gellhorn.

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Truth in Beauty and Beauty in Truth: Graphic Memoir ‘Diario de Oaxaca’

Peter Kuper’s work reminds us of the vibrant and inspired everyday people who live under the tyranny of petty and corrupt officials in both Mexico and the United States.

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‘The Departure’ Casts a Loving Gaze Upon an Unconventional Buddhist Priest

The Departure is a searching study of a universally relatable character who has seen a great deal of sorrow in this world.

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