Cyndi Lauper: Detour

Cyndi Lauper: Detour

By John Paul

Still just wanting to have fun, a former pop princess goes country with mixed results. 6 May 2016 // 2:20 AM

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//Recent Reviews

19 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Johnny Cash: Personal File

Spare and unadorned, these homespun sessions from Johnny Cash require an attentive ear for their quiet magic to be heard, but that investment yields a great pay-off.

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Fatboy Slim: The Greatest Hits: Why Try Harder

Fatboy Slim proved that dance music could compete with pop on its own terms -- and more importantly, he also proved that dance music and pop weren't as far apart as most people probably believed.

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19 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Vetiver: To Find Me Gone

The first nine cuts on the latest Vetiver album are great folk pop to die for. Then things get a little off-kilter

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A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer: Writers on Violence Against Women and Girls

Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler hosts a diverse evening of high-powered female performances. If only the audience looked more like the performers...

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16 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

Tiësto

Everyone might be on E, but the average London music night is hardly what I'd call ecstasy.

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16 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

Mike Doughty Band

The fans that turned out to see ex-Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty may not have needed converting, but I sure did.

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Wu-Tang Clan: Legend of the Wu-Tang: The Videos [DVD]

The Wu's particular virtues are such that the music video format has never made for a comfortable fit.

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What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self by Ellyn Spragins (Editor)

Whether you're teenage Maya Angelou or clothing designer Eileen Fisher questioning the benefits of making it alone, your doubts correspond.

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16 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Nacho Libre (2006)

On one hand another formulaic loutish white boy saga, it also undercuts that premise, at least intermittently, offering instead a vision of unregulatable, unanxious, unwhite masculinity.

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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

Part coming-of-age tale, part auto show, and part parade of girls in high school uniforms, Tokyo Drift also comes with inventive, lots-of-fun race scenes.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: 'The Anthropologist'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Spry and crisp, The Anthropologist is a solid documentary that avoids bearing the weight of the austere pessimism surrounding climate change.

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