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Keb’ Mo’: That Hot Pink Blues Album

Hot Pink essentially proves that all Keb' Mo' albums should be live albums.

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Cheap Trick: Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello

On album number 17, the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees show just why they got there.

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Is Chinese Martial Arts Cinema Underexamined or Undervalued?

Stephen Teo's updated academic appraisal of the action genre delivers fascinating historic and cultural context.

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Clark: The Last Panthers

The Last Panthers eschews the thumping beats of his back catalog for open, airy compositions and more traditional instrumentation intended to serve a purpose beyond the music itself.

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Time and Place and ‘Counting’

In Counting, observation is transformed into a set of questions, ethical and aesthetic, political and practical.

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If You Like Browsing, You’ll Like ‘Old Records Never Die’

Taking a somewhat circuitous route, Spitznagel’s book is more about the people who shape us and the music we share than the music itself.

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‘Samorost 3’ Is a Game About Observation and Interpretation

Despite occasional frustrations, Samorost 3 feels alive and wondrous and weird in a way that most games aren’t.

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Mr. Lif: Don’t Look Down

Mr. Lif's debut for Mello Music Group shows the Bostonian emcee growing as both a lyricist and a songwriter more than ever before.

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Ital Tek: Hollowed

Ital Tek releases this year's best album to date.

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Hayes Carll: Lovers and Leavers

Hayes Carll returns a bit wiser and in a pensive mood on Lovers and Leavers.

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Licht-Akiyama Trios: Tomorrow Outside Tomorrow

How many experimental guitarists does it take to change a light bulb? I don't know, ask the cornet player.

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Criterion’s ‘Bicycle Thieves’ Captures the ‘Life as It Was’ Quality of the Film

Bicycle Thieves' exploration of the struggle of everyday people still resonates nearly 70 years later.

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‘How to Watch a Movie’ Is Valuable Reading for Novice Film Buffs

Enlightening insights are scattered throughout, but this book draws familiar conclusions about ways of watching and appreciating film

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Talk Tight

Would it be too much of a mouthful to say that you might just catch Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever fever after hearing this EP?

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Carter Tanton: Jettison the Valley

Carter Tanton usually tinkers with gauzy layers, but his new record rings clean with acoustic guitars and the laid-bare sweetness of his voice.

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Daredevil: Season 2, Episode 4 - “Penny and Dime”

The Punisher proves to be both a challenge and a complement to Daredevil.

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String Cheese Incident Brings March Madness to San Diego’s North Park

The counterculture remains blessed to have a band like the String Cheese Incident still dedicated to delivering exploratory jams framed in a socially-conscious context.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 15 - “Spacetime”

The latest episode keeps tackling big concepts while expertly moving the plot forward.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Brings a Steady Hand to ‘Black Panther #1’

Acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates has never written a comic book before, but this first issue of Black Panther puts to rest any fears of a vanity project gone bad.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 12 - “Thirty-Nine Graves”

Disjointed and sloppy writing make the first season's ostensible climax feel more like a narrative tug-of-war between two incompatible writers.

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The Sound and the Warmth: An Interview with Cardiknox

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"New York's Cardiknox are taking more steps in their goal of world domination. With their debut record Portrait out, the band are dreaming big, wanting to transcend the indie pop scene.

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