Reviews

10 May 2016 // 2:20 AM

Darq E Freaker: ADHD EP

On his new EP, Darq E Freaker melds rave, grime, trap, and hip-hop into a demented new breed of dance music.

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Trashcan Sinatras: Wild Pendulum

The beloved Scottish jangle-pop group returns with an album that plays on a surprising mesh of traditional sounds both familiar and otherwise.

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10 May 2016 // 2:10 AM

Camila Meza: Traces

Camila Meza is a guitarist and singer from Chile who puts her jazz skills and delightful, appealing voice into collection that is not watered down pop and not classic jazz. What is it? Marvelous, original, easy to love.

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‘The Killing of Osama Bin Laden’ and the Importance of Truth in Democratic Governance

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh alleges unprecedented levels of cover-up by the Obama administration over America's role in Syria and elsewhere.

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9 May 2016 // 10:00 AM

Outlander: Season 2, Episode 4 – “La Dame Blanche”

Jamie and Claire cook up a soufflé of intrigue that doesn't fall flat; it explodes.

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Life’s a Beach in Eric Rohmer’s ‘Pauline at the Beach’

This is one of Eric Rohmer's more accessible films in which humour, romance and drama go together just as easily as sun, sand and sea.

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Daredevil: Season 2, Episode 8 - “Guilty As Sin”

All manner of secrets spill out in "Guilty as Sin", forever altering the dynamics of multiple relationships.

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Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool

After the longest absence between studio albums in their career, Radiohead returns with yet another studio triumph.

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Share and Share Alike, If We Dare

By 2050, two-thirds of the earth's population will live in cities. How can cities be smart and equitable in managing this growth?

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Clint Mansell: High-Rise (OST)

With the eerie soundtrack to High-Rise, Clint Mansell maintains his reputation for excellence in the world of film music.

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Petra Haden and Jesse Harris: Seemed Like a Good Idea: Petra Haden Sings Jesse Harris

This is exquisite chamber rock. It is organic, free-range, artisanal pop music. If kale salad were to take on the character of jazz-inflected songwriting, it would be Seemed Like a Good Idea.

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Janiva Magness: Love Wins Again

Janiva Magness shows off a happier and freer side of herself on Love Wins Again.

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Umphrey’s McGee Goes Full Metal Jacket in LA + Interview

Umphrey's McGee slays LA with another marathon show and guest jam with Frank Zappa bassist Arthur Barrow.

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Corsini’s Sublime ‘Summertime’ Captures All the Contours of a Love Affair

Catherine Corsini's movie delicately and intelligently explores the romance that develops between two women in France in the early '70s.

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6 May 2016 // 2:20 AM

Cyndi Lauper: Detour

Still just wanting to have fun, a former pop princess goes country with mixed results.

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Professor Longhair: Live in Chicago

Live in Chicago, a seven-song set recorded at the 1976 Chicago Folk Festival, is a very welcome addition to Professor Longhair's catalog.

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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: Ears

You can think or feel your way into narratives and “songs” that deliver messages, but in a way you’re tricking yourself into thinking there’s something solid here that you’re fully grasping.

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6 May 2016 // 2:05 AM

Sandaraa: Sandaraa

How does music of the Indus, Europe, and Central Asia mix? Surprisingly well.

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‘Captain America: Civil War’: Bang, Punch, Kick, Shake Hands

Iron Man and Captain America split up the Avengers for an evenly matched and oddly friendly (sometimes witty) showdown.

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The Flash: Season 2, Episode 20 - “Rupture”

The Flash may not have his speed back yet, but this episode takes things full speed ahead.

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