'Amy': She Was All About the Music

'Amy': She Was All About the Music

By Cynthia Fuchs

As sad as Winehouse's story may be, Amy is gorgeous and provocative, too. 2 Jul 2015 // 9:00 AM

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Marc Broussard comes by way of the Bayou—Cajun country, namely Louisiana. The youthful singer-songwriter released an independent EP entitled Momentary Setback in 2003 before a

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Viewtiful Joe

Viewtiful Joe is not unlike the silly Schwarzenegger bomb that was Last Action Hero in its premise. But look deeper, and you'll find that it has a lot more in common with Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo.

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Spider-Man 2

Perhaps, unsurprisingly, the video game, which follows much of the action-oriented plot of the battles between Spider-Man and Dr. Octopus, fails to include this theme of personal and ethical crisis in the narrative.

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Astro Boy as a mythology is apparently a metaphor for race relations, with robots being despised by some humans and championed by others.

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I’ve got a pet theory about rap cliques. Usually, when a young rapper bursts on the scene to massive success, he’s got a

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