Theres Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

There’s Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

By Hans Rollman

The Envelope Manufacturer is a light parable on the ravages of neoliberal capitalism. 11 Feb 2016 // 8:00 AM

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Pretty Little Dirty by Amanda Boyden

If you've seen Catherine Hardwicke's Thirteen, you have read Pretty Little Dirty.

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28 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

My Date With Drew (2005)

My Date With Drew is a starfucking free-for-all, revealing the sad desperation of a film industry fringe-dweller.

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27 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Dance beats can make almost anything worth tolerating, but Appareil’s debut is so laughably awful as to prove the exception to such a rule.

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Second concept album from Seattle prog rockers retreads rather than breaks new ground.

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Bemis' own emotional/mental issues seem to fit in perfectly with Say Anything's image of emotionally complex, burdened artists.

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27 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

ZZ Top: 2006 Reissues

Much-needed reissues that don't answer every question that they need to.

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Souad Massi: Mesk Elil (Honeysuckle)

With a voice as sweet as honeysuckle drifting in through an open window, Souad Massi has captured the attention of international audiences.

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Jessi Colter: Out of the Ashes

It’s the first ever concept album by a widowed former outlaw. As such, it's a mix of tomfoolery and the sublime, with a little gunplay and squeaky bedsprings in there too.

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Slick and his posse The Shock Mob try to get you crunk with a release full of California Love.

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A great CD lies in wait...

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Hope and Despair in Video Games

// Moving Pixels

"There are moments in games that capture the feud waged in ourselves between hope and despair.

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