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‘I Knew Her Well’ Explores ‘60s Celebrity Culture

I Knew Her Well dances through Rome until the music stops for one young hopeful.

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‘Barcelon’ Sends Whit Stillman’s Usual Suspects After Love in a Hot Climate

The middle section in Whit Stillman's loose '90s trilogy showcases all his trademarks while moving his characters from college into the wider world.

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Aesop Rock: The Impossible Kid

On his excellent new album, Aesop Rock plays with autobiography as a construction. Rock tells some version of his story brilliantly here, and it doesn't matter what is and isn't fact; it all rings true anyway.

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Fictional Works of Ernest Hemingway Are Outed as Fiction

Verna Kale's Ernest Hemingway is a formidable counter argument to those who erroneously believe the Hemingway oeuvre is memoir masquerading as fiction.

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3 May 2016 // 2:15 AM

DJ Rashad: Afterlife

The first release from the new Teklife label is a loving, flawed tribute to the artist who helped put them and footwork on the map.

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Various Artists: Another Splash of Colour: New Psychedelia in Britain 1980-1985 (take 2)

This is a thorough, satisfying, and surprisingly scholarly cross-section of British New Psych in the early '80s.

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All India Radio: The Slow Light

Four years in the making, The Slow Light captures All India Radio in fully realized form.

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Romance With a Stiff Upper Lip in ‘Brief Encounter’

More than 60 years on, Brief Encounter, pitting love against conventions, continues to break hearts.

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Daredevil: Season 2, Episode 7 - “Semper Fidelis”

Daredevil's protagonist is becoming increasingly unlikeable as the Punisher's trial begins.

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2 May 2016 // 9:01 AM

Game of Thrones: Season 6, Episode 1 - “The Red Woman”

The women of Game of Thrones drive this episode's narrative, and upend both expectations and reality.

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We Are Scientists: Helter Seltzer

We Are Scientists' most laid-back album since 2008 finds them doing catchy, interesting things with midtempo songs. Too bad the fast rockers are mostly uninspired.

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2 May 2016 // 8:51 AM

Seratones: Get Gone

Seratones are explosive when they seamlessly blend genres and switch their emotions to roll with the punches. They might have the power to stay and conquer.

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2 May 2016 // 8:42 AM

dvsn: Sept. 5TH

Daniel Daley's voice would fit well on most major hits, and Nineteen85 knows his way around a massive single; that said, dvsn's first full-length effort is less than the sum of its parts.

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‘Ahmedabad’ Is Characterized by Uncertainty and Suspicion

Ahmedabad is not a history or even a thorough study, but an unassuming glimpse at the forces that have most profoundly shaped the modern landscape of the city.

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2 May 2016 // 8:20 AM

Jameszoo: Fool

Jameszoo's debut album not only is the best jazz album since Flying Lotus' You’re Dead!, but it's also one of the best albums this year, period

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‘Éamon de Valera’: From Irish Rebel to Politician

This compact study of a man many worshiped and as many despised will serve readers wanting more facts, if less wit.

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Woodpigeon: T R O U B L E

Woodpigeon's lush, melancholy new album adds new textures to the band's already heavily orchestrated pop.

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Thanks to Key and Peele’s Powerful Sensibilities, ‘Keanu’ Is More Than a Meow Mix-up

By taking on expectations, both in comedy and in race, this movie becomes a smart, successful satire.

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29 Apr 2016 // 8:12 AM

PURSES: Obsess Much

This is entertaining indie rock from what amounts to a supergroup of young Athens bands.

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29 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Cluster: 1971-1981

A formative and furtive period for the Krautrock duo is the focus of the blessed box set Cluster: 1971-1981.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Looks at the Scenic Vistas and Human Drama of 'Firewatch'

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"This week we consider the beautiful world that Campo Santo has built for us to explore and the way that the game explores human relationships through its protagonist's own explorations within that world.

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