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

6 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The MTV Video Music Awards 2006

To think: the most water-cooler-worthy moment of VMA 2006 was done by some guy pulling a prank. Maybe there is hope for next year's show, after all.

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6 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Justice

'Justice', as defined by the series, is directly proportional to spin, and spin costs money.

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Iron Maiden: A Matter of Life and Death

The British metal legends defy the odds yet again on their strongest album in 18 years.

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5 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Danity Kane: Danity Kane

Unsurprisingly, the debut from graduates of Sean 'Diddy' Combs's Making the Band reality show matches spotless production with over-processed, faceless singing. This would make the ideal soundtrack for artificial insemination.

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5 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Tuvalu by Andrew OConnor

Instead of seeking to make his own environment more humane and liveable, Tuttle seems to imagine that what he needs is more isolation, rather than less. Impotence wins again.

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5 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Prison Break - Season One

Fox's preposterous prison serial cranks the lunacy and thrills up to 11 in its oversized and rollicking inaugural season.

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Headlights: Kill Them With Kindness

The full-length by this Midwest trio comes on the heels of their phenomenal debut EP. Will lightning strike twice?

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Psalm One: The Death of Frequent Flyer

Psalm One has the fire, the flow, and the charisma to succeed -- once she finds the production, she'll fly.

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5 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

2UP: Teenage Mondo Crash

2UP makes the most out of tiny timeframes and maximum chaos.

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5 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

JPP: Artology

Artology is not radically different from JPP's earlier releases, but the group is, as always, reliably excellent.

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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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