Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls

Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls

By Adrien Begrand

Instead of coasting like a legacy act, the metal greats push themselves like never before on their 16th album. 31 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

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Chet Baker was a second or even third-tier trumpeter but an often first-class singer. This retrospective offers a view of his entire career, the complex ups and downs of which belie the simplicity of his art.

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I'll happily take Yorkston any place where 'Oi! Oi! Oi!' isn't seeping through the ceiling.

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The Comeback

Valerie Cherish is a far cry from Phoebe Buffay. Egocentric and manipulative, she's less outright hateful than passive-aggressive.

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The Ocean at Home: An Illustrated History of the Aquarium by Bernd Brunner

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21 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

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Folky Icelandic quartet operates in that malleable middle ground where 'sentimentality' is both a good and bad word.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

// Moving Pixels

"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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