'Becoming Unbecoming' and the Toll Extracted From Survivors

'Becoming Unbecoming' and the Toll Extracted From Survivors

By Hans Rollman

This graphic novel offers an incomparably powerful critique of misogyny and male sexual violence against women. 20 Oct 2016 // 8:30 AM

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Cyclops Reveals a Bias Narrative in ‘Death of X #1’

We finally get a chance to see the horrific details of why Cyclops is the worst thing to happen to mutants since Chuck Austin.

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For ‘The Girl on the Train’ the Next Stop Is Boredom

The Girl on the Train delivers mildly interesting voyeurism, at best.

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7 Oct 2016 // 2:30 AM

Bon Iver: 22, A Million

With a bold, experimental vision, Justin Vernon and company lose some of the nostalgia and start looking forward.

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Shovels and Rope: Little Seeds

Mournful, soulful, raw, and alive, their latest is the strongest set yet from the duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent.

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Mike & Rich: Expert Knob Twiddlers

The classic pairing of µ-Ziq and Aphex Twin, aka Mike Paradinas and Richard James, back in print for the first time in years, points the way to an imagined musical future that never was.

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Betty Harris: The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul

Of course, this is New Orleans music so much of the best stuff has a strong sexual presence. Harris’ excitement is itself exciting.

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7 Oct 2016 // 2:05 AM

Aufgang: Turbulences

For all its technical acuity and lavish spectacle, this album is decidedly lacking in emotional nuance.

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‘American Honey’ Is Beautifully Bittersweet

Arnold weaves an intricate, expansive teenage odyssey through middle-America's forsaken corners and cul-de-sacs.

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Gene & Eddie: True Enough: Gene & Eddie With Sir Joe at Ru-Jac

Omnivore Recordings continues gets it right with latest reissue of the Maryland-based Ru-Jac label.

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Madeleine Peyroux: Secular Hymns

The acoustics of the place of worship allow the sparse instrumentation and vocals to sound pious, even when the lyrics promote the heavy consumption of alcohol and non-marital sexual relations.

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//Mixed media

The Anti-Zen of 'Thumper'

// Moving Pixels

"There is no tranquility in the music, only menace.

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