Viet Thanh Nguyen Is a Lucid and Robust Voice for the Forgotten

Viet Thanh Nguyen Is a Lucid and Robust Voice for the Forgotten

By Matthew Snider

Nothing Ever Dies is a timely meditation on the power of memory as an implement and a consequence of war. 25 May 2016 // 8:30 AM

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15 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Various: States of Abuse

Record Label Entartete Kunst turns protest into art, but its latest release is heavy on politics and light on rap. The trick is to find the balance.

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15 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Tarkio: Omnibus

Aww…Colin Meloy's baby pictures.

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14 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

	Can: Can DVD

Capture Can's potent, not to mention legendary, live presence during their peak years.

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14 Feb 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Lakewood Project

Young band dorks met old rock legends in a HOB performance that blew the hell out of your standard spring recital...

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Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (2004)

From its early moments -- a focus on the emblematic tape recorder by which Patty Hearst's saga was delivered to journalists amassed in her famous parents' driveway -- Guerrilla breaks down how terrorism becomes a function of its audience.

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14 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

The ghost of Frank Zappa looms large over the latest project from ex-Wall of Voodoo frontman Stan Ridgway

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Shawn Mullins: Ninth Ward Pickin’ Parlor

Mullins may still be well beneath the radar, but his strong Crescent City-themed set suggests everything’s gonna be alright.

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Ghislain Poirier: Breakupdown

Ghislain Poirier has mostly succeeded in crafting a tight and satisfying sonic experience.

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14 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Boys of Baraka (2005)

The titular subjects are four (of 20) Baltimore at-risk students selected to attend the Baraka School in Kenya. The film displays some of this extraordinary experience without making any of it cheap or simplistic.

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14 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

J Dilla: Donuts

The last album of a tragically-fallen legend is a tour de force of brilliant beats and unbelievable subtleties, wild experimentation and great production; but no, the title has no deeper meaning. In the label's own words, "Dilla likes donuts".

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You Should Dance Like Gene Kelly Today

// Global Graffiti

"In the glut of new "holidates", April and May offer two holidays celebrating the millions who preserve and promote the art of dance

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