The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic

The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic

By Hans Rollman

The steampunk cityscapes are fantastic in The Theory of the Grain of Sand, yet the underlying mystery is subtle. 17 Feb 2017 // 7:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

14 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Ides of March: Vehicle

This hodge-podge by a Blood Sweat & Tears sound-alike, rushed out to capitalize on the title track's success, fails to live up to that song's campy ludicrousness.

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14 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Syd Matters: Syd Matters

Essential for a good songwriter, Matters' tunes never become predictable.

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14 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Catherine Russell: Cat

She's got a voice that can sell anything from salad dressing to credit card debt. After years in the industry, she's releasing her debut.

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Rachael Sage: The Blistering Sun

We may have a new leader in the battle of the fiery redheads with seven albums and an affinity for the piano...

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14 Aug 2006 // 5:00 AM

The Nervous Exits: Get Out

The Nervous Exits are a band on Myspace.com. Can you imagine? A band on Myspace.com! Unbelievable! Fortunately they tend to make you want

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14 Aug 2006 // 3:00 AM

Bob Sinclar: Western Dream

Superstar French DJ samples C&C Music Factory: What's wrong with this picture?

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Lovebox Weekender Festival Featuring Jamie Lidell, Hot Chip, Gullemots, Lily Allen, Gogol Bordello

Pitting the marvelous against the mediocre, London's Lovebox maintains its might in the face of dance music's post-millennial meltdown.

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The Tall Ships: Paint Lines on Your Glasses Look Up at the Stars and Play Them As Notes

The Tall Ships aren’t about those large schooners and old boats that dock in various North American harbors every year.  Rather, they are

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13 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Pulse (2006)

The ghost mirrors Mattie and threatens her: even as she thinks she imagines it, she doesn't.

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The One Percent Doctrine by Ron Suskind

Unfortunately, as Suskind relates, the mistakes caused by Cheney's doctrine -- a strange mix of interventionist brio and isolationist no-nothing-ism -- would begin to backfire on the actors almost immediately. And so came the torture.

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'Who' Will Be the Next Doctor?

// Channel Surfing

"What shall it be? A Doctor with whip-smart delivery of his lines? A woman who will bewitch before she kicks a Dalek's ass? Oh, the possibilities...

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