You'll Move Through 'Skyshine's Bedlam' Like a Board Game

You'll Move Through 'Skyshine's Bedlam' Like a Board Game

By Nick Dinicola

Skyshine's Bedlam is an inviting roguelike that proves the journey is more important than the destination. 9 Oct 2015 // 8:00 AM

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//Recent Reviews

29 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Helio Sequence: Love and Distance

Portland-based band the Helio Sequence want their songs to be a lot of things—poppy, atmospheric, layered, complex—but most obviously, they want their sound

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Surrealist Art and Thought in the 1930s: Art, Politics and the Psyche by Steven Harris

The co-option of the movement into modern mass culture is overwhelming, a testament to its genuinely threatening force.

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So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star: How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful of Record Executives and Other Tr

Slichter seems to have cleverly rewritten his material in the apparent hope that it can be used as a textbook by burgeoning young stars to slip past the Simon Cowells of the music world.

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Peace Kills: America’s Fun New Imperialism by P.J. O’Rourke

O'Rourke does more than simply visit these places, he goes out of his way to finding understanding in them, to find common ground. It's a commitment few understand and are willing to indulge in.

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29 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

Natasha: And Other Stories by David Bezmozgis

Bezmozgis is undeniably a promising young writer, but now, only 147 pages into his career, he could not be called the new Roth, the new Malamud, or even the new Jhumpa Lahiri.

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	The Toasters: In Retrospect: The Best of the Toasters

When the Toasters play, it’s difficult not to get up and dance. And that’s precisely the point. Ska has always been about the

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	Pan American: Quiet City

Just as Puck (whose delight at Shakespeare in Neil Gaiman’s stunning The Sandman I loosely quote here) is amazed by the capacity of art

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28 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Nina Nastasia: Dogs

Any streetwise New Yorker keeps the secrets of their fair city close to the vest. They would never tell a tourist about the stellar hot

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28 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Graig Markel: Tall Tales on Tape

Leaving a position as the primary crooner of a rock band to pursue a solo career as a “singer-songwriter” is a tricky business that only

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	Mississippi Sheiks: Honey Babe Let the Deal Go Down: The Best of Mississippi Sheiks

At first blush, it might be easy to confuse the legendary Mississippi Sheiks with Portland’s ludicrous Kingsmen: after all, the Sheiks to seem to

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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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