Theres Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

There’s Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

By Hans Rollman

The Envelope Manufacturer is a light parable on the ravages of neoliberal capitalism. 11 Feb 2016 // 8:00 AM

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//Recent Reviews

3 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Rock School (2004)

Self-loving and foul-mouthed, Paul Green is the ideal star of his own show.

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3 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Lords of Dogtown (2005)

The most thrilling moments in Lords of Dogtown involve skateboard wheels.

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Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (2004)

The very process of documenting freestyle is at once contradictory and ambitious, futile and crucial.

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3 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Cinderella Man

Whether sad, frustrated, or even thinking about losing his temper, Jim is never less than stalwart.

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	Michelle Shocked: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell / Got No Strings / Mexican Standoff

Like The Godfather, Michelle Shocked returns with her own trilogy -- part Tex-Mex, part swing, part Disney and everything in between. And most of the time it works very smoothly.

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	Adam Richman: Patience and Science

A record so bland that it almost reaches new levels of disposability. I'm sure someone will like it.

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	Meshuggah: Catch Thirtythree

This is what happens when a talented band has too much time on their hands.

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	DJ Sneak: House of Om Presents: DJ Sneak

Come one, come all: speaker people, head boppers, pill poppers.

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	Elvis Costello: King of America

Rhino continues its impressive campaign of Costello reissues by tackling one of his most beloved releases.

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2 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Terence Blanchard: Flow

Another former 'Young Lion' on trumpet nods toward Bitches Brew in his middle age. But the sound is as much Metheny as it is Miles, despite Herbie Hancock being the producer. Through it all, however, Blanchard plays singingly.

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Hope and Despair in Video Games

// Moving Pixels

"There are moments in games that capture the feud waged in ourselves between hope and despair.

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