'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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18 Oct 2016 // 2:20 AM

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The Blacklist: Season 4, Episode 4 - “Gaia”

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The Innocents is very much a story about what is going on beneath the surface, of reaction more than action, but its devastating power will demand your attention.

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After a stretch of largely wordless ambient releases, the Seattle dream-folk artist has formidable weight to get off his mind.

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"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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