Trailing the Artisans of Oneiric Worlds in Anand Pandian's 'Reel World'

Trailing the Artisans of Oneiric Worlds in Anand Pandian's 'Reel World'

By Kumuthan Maderya

Reel World reconciles the recondite with the banal, the sublime with the quotidian, and the real with the mythological. 1 Dec 2015 // 2:05 AM

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//Recent Reviews

Ever wonder why they keep dance clubs so dimly lit? To hide the smirking.

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A song cycle set in New York City in the '60s, when Negroes were in vogue and everything was cool, baby; through the saga of a real life hot mama the son never knew.

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7 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Hiromi: Spiral

This record will be on many people's year-end lists, even if they are not jazz people.

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Envelope: Insignificant Anthems

If only all rap was this endearing.

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The High Strung isn't high strung about anything. The band loses a member but still manages to make an incredible, timeless piece of ear candy!

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	Ian Anderson: Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull [DVD + CD]

For a non-Tull Tull, it's a good Tull, but hardly an essential Tull.

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7 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Get This Party Started

Takes insipid voyeurism to new heights, proffering pseudo-celebrity culture as a panacea for whatever ails you, whether that's being displaced by hurricane Katrina, recovering from cancer, or wondering what to do for your birthday.

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Benjamin Franklin / John & Abigail Adams (American Experience)

While the self-improvement rhetoric starts to sound a little too much like Dr. Phil, the program does convey the excitement of Franklin's ideas.

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DaCapo Best Music Writing 2005: The Year’s Finest Writing on Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, Country & Mor

J.T. LeRoy compiles essays for Da Capo's latest Best Music Writing collection. Not that anyone can tell.

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Elizabethtown: Widescreen Special Collector’s Edition (2005)

The DVD of Elizabethtown is called the Widescreen Special Collector's Edition, though there's not one thing special about it.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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