'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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Jah Wobble: In Dub

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The Blacklist: Season 4, Episodes 1 to 3

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Joe Lovano Quartet: Classic! Live at Newport

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13 Oct 2016 // 2:30 AM

Dusky: Outer

London's Dusky return after a five-year hiatus with their first major label release that shows increasing focus and direction, which results in not only some fantastic songs but a well-structured and perfectly paced record.

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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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