The Good Old Days of TV Are Happening Right Now

The "Good Old Days" of TV Are Happening Right Now

By A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Why American television is better now than it's ever been -- and the unexpected paths by which it got there. 22 Feb 2017 // 7:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews
Rainy Day Saints: Diamond Star Highway

The Rainy Day Saints know their garage rock, but they don't know themselves.

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1 Nov 2006 // 11:00 PM

Mad Tea Party: Big Top Soda Pop

Mad Tea Party forgo the crumpets and dish up a plateful of whimsy, with attractive, ear-catching melodies and a determination to rescue the kazoo from pop music's instrumental toybox.

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Stephanie McKay: Stephanie McKay [EP]

McKay preaches about life in the hood and rising above it. She tells her audience that each of them can better themselves in a passionate, dramatic voice.

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1 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Cities: Variations

Interpol/Bravery/Bloc Party also-rans get reworked by Ladytron and others on this new EP. The results, too, are mixed.

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1 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

Everything That Rises Must Converge

It's become increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to find an appliance that merely serves its original function -- a phone that is just a phone, for example.

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The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2005)

The case against John Lennon was jumpstarted by a very scary image, namely, the musician and a black man on daytime TV.

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1 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

Dear Nora: There Is No Home

The last album from this Portland outfit is an eclectic bit of work that rarely leaves one bored. Whether it is the drone-ful “The Dream

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1 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

Chingy: Hoodstar

Hoodstar has no skits, so it's got that going for it...

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1 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

Various: The World Is Gone

Melding the current sounds of grime and dubstep with folk melodies and wispy female vocals, Various takes Massive Attack where it should have gone.

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Charles Mingus: Music Written for Monterey, 1965. Not Heard…Played in Its Entirety, at UCLA

All Mingus asked for was the impossible. More often than not, he achieved it.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Learning the Barbarian in 'Conan Exiles'

// Moving Pixels

"There's no one better than a barbarian to teach you how to become civilized.

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