'Last Night, a Superhero Saved My Life' Is Grounded in Reality

'Last Night, a Superhero Saved My Life' Is Grounded in Reality

By Gregory L. Reece

Recommended reading for those whose lives were saved in the nick of time, and were transformed into their better selves, thanks to Amazons, Caped Crusaders, and Mutants. 28 Jul 2016 // 8:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

10 May 2006 // 3:00 AM

Army of Shadows (1969)

In Jean-Pierre Melville's 1969 film, shadows conceal men whose only moral principle and greatest crime is the desire for freedom.

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10 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

Gorillaz

One demonic day and another in clear color...

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10 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

Black Hole by Charles Burns

It's Dazed and Confused meets X-Men by way of whatever schlock horror film is at the multiplex this week -- only, you know, without any of the subtext you would usually find in a Richard Linklater film, an X-Men comic book, or your average horror movie.

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Various Artists: Compost Black Label Series Vol. 1

LCD Soundsystem, Tiga, Q-Burns Abstract Message, and Ian Pooley all have the right idea: Thumbs up for this groovily eclectic comp from the previously vinyl-only collection.

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10 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

AFX: Chosen Lords

Aphex Twin proves that music can be memorable without hooks or readily identifiable melodies.

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10 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Stills: Without Feathers

The "Canadian Interpol" significantly changes their sound. Reinventions rarely come as uninspiring as this.

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Michael Coleman and the Delmark All-Stars: Blues Brunch at the Mart

I'm glad I didn't miss this seriously interesting CD. Don't underestimate it.

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American Princes: Less and Less

It's always nice to make new friends. The American Princes let their guard down and kill us with kindness.

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Soledad Brothers: The Hardest Walk

Soledad Brothers are blooming into a great rock and roll band right before our eyes.

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10 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Scott Walker: The Drift

Walker has created a dense nightmare world on The Drift that -- in all its bloody, crawling glory -- is as boldly profound a comment on our times as has emerged so far this century.

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I Don't Get 'Pokémon Go'

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