The Good Old Days of TV Are Happening Right Now

The "Good Old Days" of TV Are Happening Right Now

By A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Why American television is better now than it's ever been -- and the unexpected paths by which it got there. 22 Feb 2017 // 7:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews
Alan Jackson: Like Red on a Rose

While it was Alan Jackson's idea to bring in Alison Krauss, it seems he may have got more than he bargained for.

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17 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

White Rat by Gayl Jones

Because Jones has already created such a definitive image of black identity through dialect, she forces the reader to question the underlying assumptions behind the way language identifies us.

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17 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Kinky: Reina

It’s official: Kinky are now the Mexican Beck.

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The Panda Band: This Vital Chapter

This Vital Chapter is a huge-hearted, trippy adventure through spaced-out cacophony and endless melody; it's addictive, derivative, and immensely enjoyable.

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Jucifer: If Thine Enemy Hunger

Faster Amber Valentine, Kill! Kill!

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17 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Mercy Killers: Bloodlove

Decent release by a decent punk band that amounts to some decent music.

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17 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

White Whale: WWI

A land-locked indie supergroup finds the spirit of the sea.

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Polyphonic: Abstract Data Ark

That comparisons to obscure electronic artists come quite readily to mind could either add to the excitement or the frustration of listening to Abstract Data Ark.

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The Wind In the Willows: The Feature Films Collection (1983)

A truly precious visual experience for the viewer of any age.

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17 Oct 2006 // 7:00 AM

Pop Levi: Blue Honey

Pop Levi has had a stint in Ladytron, but Ladytron wouldn’t be caught dead doing this low-fi, primal, boogie-fied blues rock Mr. Pop has

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Learning the Barbarian in 'Conan Exiles'

// Moving Pixels

"There's no one better than a barbarian to teach you how to become civilized.

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