The Mystery of the Medieval 'Voynich' Manuscript Still Holds the Power to Fascinate

The Mystery of the Medieval 'Voynich' Manuscript Still Holds the Power to Fascinate

By Jordan Penney

From the court of the 17th century Holy Roman Empire to the National Security Agency, The Voynich Manuscript has been scrutinized but not yet deciphered. 24 Jan 2017 // 7:30 AM

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30 Oct 2006 // 10:00 PM

Dýrðin: Dýrðin

Are they a band to fall in love with? Only if you also love the toys that come out of vending machines -- no, not the cheap rubber balls and wobbly snakes, but the ones that have had some thought put into them.

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Sandy Denny: Sandy Denny Under Review [DVD]

Denny was, as journalist Nigel Williamson calls her on this DVD, "a combination of Janis Joplin and Joan Baez". This documentary aims to seriously reevaluate Denny’s position as a singer and songwriter and revive her reputation among contemporary audiences who may not have heard of her.

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Papa Roach: The Paramour Sessions

This disc was obviously meant to be a batch of catchy, mature love songs from Papa Roach, but just some three minutes in, it all goes horribly wrong.

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30 Oct 2006 // 10:00 PM

The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)

The Butterfly Effect 2 just doesn't deliver, it doesn't have the emotional impact required to take itself so seriously. Case in point: its finale is so silly it'd make O. Henry travel back in time and prevent himself from inventing the twist ending.

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My Brightest Diamond: Bring Me the Workhorse

Emotive, operatic debut from a sometime-Illinoisemaker.

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30 Oct 2006 // 10:00 PM

Natalie Walker: Urban Angel

From a maturing artist, an album that is at times both all-consuming and brilliant.

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A Fever You Cant Sweat Out

Whatever your absolute threshold of catchy music is, Panic! At the Disco is challenging it. A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out adds new meaning and vigor to the words pop music.

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29 Oct 2006 // 10:45 PM

Elanors: Movements

Elanors consists of some members of Judah Johnson, however they are quite different than that group. Spacy, atmospheric, and very consistent, this group creates very

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29 Oct 2006 // 10:30 PM

Bola: Shapes

Context:  six years ago, IDM enthusiasts were perplexed and intrigued by an ultra-limited 300-copy triple vinyl release on Skam (original home of Boards of

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29 Oct 2006 // 10:15 PM

The Hawaiian reggae-rockers try to lighten the national mood. For the most part, they succeed.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: The Best Games of 2016

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"The Moving Pixels Podcast counts down our top five games of 2016.

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