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Wizz Jones / Pete Berryman / Simeon Jones: Come What May

Jones, Berryman, and Jones make it sound easy and make wonderful sounds on this inspired collection of British folk.

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“You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby”: Patronizing Feminism in ‘Woman of the Year’

Woman of the Year suggests that a woman’s public success is predicated on her lack of femininity.

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1 Jun 2017 // 8:22 AM

ESG: Step Off

Legendary post-punk/no wave group’s 2002 album gets the reissue treatment and continues to sound as timeless as ever.

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1 Jun 2017 // 8:12 AM

Dauwd: Theory of Colours

Dauwd offers a consummate lesson in taking one's time on masterful debut techno album.

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‘Sense8’ Season Two Brings It All Back to Family

Sense8 expands, twists, and turns over the course of its second season, but never loses sight of what's most important.

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Cannes 2017: Recognizing Unjust Official Authority in ‘Lerd’ and ‘Tesnota’

The Un Certain Regard program presents films more diverse in aesthetics and geography than the main competition at Cannes. Lerd and Tesnota show why those criteria for selection are rewarding.

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‘Jawbone’ Challenges its Viewers: Should a Film Be Judged By Our Gut or Mind?

This is a film to be felt, to be lived, and it should be remembered and written about as such -- a film pulled up from the guts of its storytellers.

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31 May 2017 // 8:41 AM

Krokofant: Krokofant III

Although Krokofant's stylistic choices do not result in surprises for fans of progressive rock or jazz, the music is often exciting in its own right.

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Joyce Carol Oates’ ‘Dis Mem Ber’ Paces the Blurred Line Between Horror and Reality

For all the horror, the blood and ugliness, nothing in these pages is all that unthinkable.

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Russ: There’s Really a Wolf

One of the most prolific figures in recent rap history has finally dropped his major label debut.

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Land of Talk: Life After Youth

After a seven-year hiatus, Land of Talk return with a rock album obsessed with mortality.

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31 May 2017 // 8:10 AM

Evan Dando: Baby I’m Bored

Overdue and unexpected in 2003, the solo return from the former alt rock pin-up still has secrets tucked between its confessions.

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30 May 2017 // 10:00 AM

Bobby Watson: Made in America

The master alto saxophonist makes his best record in at least a decade with the Curtis Lundy Trio, each tune a tribute to a great African-American leader or creator.

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The Visual Storytelling of Black Life in America

Graphic novels The Souls of Black Folk, Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story and Six Days in Cincinnati suggest the visual storytelling of black life is almost as vast as black life itself.

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30 May 2017 // 9:14 AM

BNQT: Volume 1

Volume 1 is a pleasant love letter to '70s rock, but rarely does it transcend its constituent members and feel like a true "super group" album.

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30 May 2017 // 9:05 AM

Juana Molina: Halo

Shadows and electronics simmer on Juana Molina's breathtakingly empty new release.

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‘Abacus’ Questions the Virtues of the American Legal System

When director Steve James captures Chinatown's denizens during their lived-in moments, Abacus improves from a trial procedural to a cinematic vision of the American Dream under siege.

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‘War Machine’ Is a Schizophrenic Blend of Tone and Genre

David Michôd’s war satire is neither smart enough to be a think piece nor visceral enough to evoke anger.

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‘Boundless’ Captures the Alienating Effects of Media Consumption

Explorations of consumer alienation by an emerging master of graphic storytelling.

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26 May 2017 // 8:56 AM

Pumarosa: The Witch

London quintet craft stunning, entrancing debut by confidently splicing a variety of genres.

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