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The Ethics of Lying and Other Philosophical Inquires Into ‘The Princess Bride’

Each essay in The Princess Bride and Philosophy does precisely what the series intends: offers new perspectives and greater insights into popular culture.

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Sundance 2016: ‘Wild’ + ‘Author: The JT LeRoy Story’

Two films at the Sundance Film Festival -- Wild and Author: The JT LeRoy Story -- challenge familiar categories.

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It’s the Kicker’s Fault, as Always, in ‘Four Falls of Buffalo’

Four Falls of Buffalo shows how misfortune brings some communities "closer together" even as it also breaks others open.

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Shades of Blue: Season 1, Episode 3 - “False Face, False Heart”

Shades of Blue's Harlee Santos is no Walter White. Yet.

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Welcome to ‘Tharsis’. You’re Screwed.

I just ate an astronaut, and I don't feel even a little bit guilty about it.

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‘Good on Paper’ Asks, Is Fidelity Possible?

Rachel Cantor follows A Highly Unlikely Scenario with a literary mystery about the difficulties of translating art into life and life into art.

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The Long Ryders: Final Wild Songs

This timely anthology might just help to finally set the record straight: The Long Ryders made some of the best rock and roll of the early '80s.

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26 Jan 2016 // 2:20 AM

DJDS: Stand Up and Speak

Stand Up and Speak, though lackluster, has the benefit of at least giving one hope and the push to run to one's Point B.

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26 Jan 2016 // 2:15 AM

Wall of Death: Loveland

Loveland doesn't just tip its cap to its psychedelic forebears; it gives them the mic.

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Bob Dylan Deserves Another Look Back

D.A. Pennebaker's Dylan documentary, Dont Look Back, still feels amazingly fresh and experimental.

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26 Jan 2016 // 2:10 AM

Autechre: AE_LIVE

Autechre give their fans a digital hernia with AE_LIVE, but the glitch-lover wouldn't have it any other way.

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26 Jan 2016 // 2:05 AM

When Things Get Ugly

The slipperiness of ugliness is the interesting thing about it; ugliness is a transitory marker that contains the possibility to be both harmful and enabling.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 2 - “The Source of Magic”

With all the introductory stuff out of the way, The Magicians' second episode is a vast improvement on the pilot.

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An Icon is Reborn in ‘The Legend of Wonder Woman #1’

The mythical story of Wonder Woman is retold as a young Diana seeks her destiny.

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Almost Everything Is Open to Interpretation in Quentin S. Crisp’s ‘Blue on Blue’

Blue on Blue is a delightful kaleidoscope of ponderings, musings, and mysteries.

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American Crime: Season 2, Episode 2

Despite slow plot advancement, the second season of American Crime continues to provoke interest with compelling character moments and broad thematic considerations.

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‘Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost Continents’ Ranks 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Films

Not only does this collect all the film ephemera into one place for easy reference, it also serves as a springboard for the kinds of conversations that energize sci-fi fans.

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25 Jan 2016 // 2:30 AM

Roly Porter: Third Law

In the history of electronic music paying homage to our ideas of outer space, Porter has crafted a deserving addition to the canon.

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25 Jan 2016 // 2:20 AM

Anderson Paak: Malibu

If Malibu is anything to go by, 2016 will be an even more notable year for Anderson Paak than the last.

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The Anchoress: Confessions of a Romance Novelist

Like the medieval anchoresses from whom the artist takes her stage name, Davies carves out a niche for herself and steadfastly inhabits it.

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Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

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"The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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