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
Junior Boys: So This is Goodbye

The second album by the Canadian duo proves their much-heralded debut was no fluke.

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13 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Land of the Blind (2006)

Perhaps only upon repeat viewings will audiences become convinced that this film is not merely a stale piece of bread, if you will, but in fact something more meaty.

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13 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Water (2005)

Water is excellent enough on its own and well worth seeing, but an opportunity to further explore issues of societal oppression, especially surrounding the making of this film, was missed.

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Sascha Funke: Boogybytes Vol. 2

As you might expect from the pedigree, this is a pretty rad CD, positively brimming with techno goodness.

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Viva Voce: Get Yr Blood Sucked Out

Pop this in the car system, roll the windows down, put on the shades, sip the Dr. Pepper and haul ass. Pick up that special someone. Then cruise to the lake and make out.

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The Black Keys: Magic Potion

Big label, big backing, big buzz but basically brilliant, beautiful, beefy bluesy boogie blueprint being brought by the barren brain trust of Auerbach and Carney yet again.

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13 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Tyde: Three’s Co.

For Darren Rademaker, life may be a beach, but it's not always sunny there.

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13 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Amor Fati: Love Fate

“I would have wanted more collaborators,” writes Amaury Perez, “but everyone is busy so DIY.” For an almost one-man outfit (he has help from a

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13 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Xiu Xiu: The Air Force

The Air Force is, without a doubt, Xiu Xiu’s best album and grandest statement.

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Josephine Foster: A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing

A free folk release that transcends even that label to acheive true freedom.

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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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