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
The Grates: Gravity Wont Get You High

Singer Patience Hodgson seems to spend as much time in the air as on the stage. It's a good image for the enthusiasm and energy of her band.

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17 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Trust the Man (2005)

Trust the Man is primarily focused on women trusting men, because the men find it nearly impossible to trust each other.

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17 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Illusionist (2006)

If The Illusionist's allegory isn't subtle, it is timely: those who seem authorities are illusionists, administering by entertainments.

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Edie Brickell & New Bohemians: Stranger Things

Stranger Things will not gather dust on your CD shelf or be consigned to the trash bin on your desktop.

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17 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Editors: Rarities

Editors try to keep the momentum up here, by repackaging a few B-sides and a track off the two-disc British limited edition version of their

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Motorhead: Stage Fright [DVD]

Everything louder than everything else. Way louder.

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17 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Jason Kao Hwang: Edge

A quartet playing jazz/new music generates fiddle-fueled propulsion.

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17 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Caribou: Up In Flames

In the same spirit of opportunism that springs from the best crisis management, Snaith has managed to turn unpleasant circumstances on their ear in the best way possible.

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Kaki King: ...Until We Felt Red

Acoustic guitar virtuoso breaks out with help from Tortoise's John McEntire.

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17 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Gisli: How About That?

Idiosynchratic hip-hop/rock/R&B hybrid simultaneously follows in Beck's footsteps and tries to make his own way, with mixed results.

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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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