'Brief Histories of Everyday Objects' Ponders, What's Up With the Toothbrush?

'Brief Histories of Everyday Objects' Ponders, What's Up With the Toothbrush?

By Megan Volpert

In comic form, Brief Histories of Everyday Objects puts everyday objects under clever ideological scrutiny. 26 Oct 2016 // 8:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

12 Sep 2006 // 2:24 AM


Through the various clients' histories and desires, nip/tuck inquires into current arrangements of social power.

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12 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

Mint: Magnetism

Belgian group's second album is full of college radio-friendly charming pop.

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12 Sep 2006 // 1:50 AM


The first episode included a good deal of Where Is This Relationship Going, a little of Isn't My Floppy Fringe Just Fantastic, and a couple of hostage situations.

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Casiotone for the Painfully Alone + Clue to Kalo

After living through the great '90s electronica boom, hearing the Casiotone is like coming home after a long time away.

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Eric Matthews: Foundation Sounds

If you get off on the link between Aaron Copland and Eric Matthews, then more power to ya! But I'd rather build my house on good old solid rock (& roll), instead of Eric Matthews' Foundation Sounds.

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Yo La Tengo: I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass

Reviewing this album is like trying to describe a cool and sunny Sunday afternoon -- no liberal expenditure of adjectives and verbs can recreate the experience of just sitting and taking it all in while relaxing.

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Remember Me by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

With caskets being sold at Costco and FuneralDepot.com, with cremation becoming all the rage, and with the Internet offering custom funerals, does anyone actually still get buried in the old-fashioned way?

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Beavis & Butt-head - The Mike Judge Collection, Vol. 3: The Mike Judge Collection, Vol. 3

If interest in these home-video incarnations of Beavis & Butthead sparks interest in a movie sequel, chalk it up to another one of Judge's low-key negotiations gone good.

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Flying Nun: The Complete Second Season

Mary Poppins had nothing over Sister Bertrille.

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The Rapture: Pieces Of The People We Love

Record of the year candidate from one of dance-punk's enduring bright spots.

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//Mixed media

Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

// Short Ends and Leader

"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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