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Peggy Seeger Brought the Best of Past and Present to London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall

Songs old and new, earnest and irreverent, and personal and political made up the setlist for Peggy Seeger’s vibrant London stop on her latest tour.

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11 Jun 2015 // 1:30 PM

Lauer: Borndom

A perfect fit for the Permanent Vacation label, Lauer forges ahead at full steam.

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Ludovico Einaudi: Taranta Project

Classical and electronic Italian music meet African beats and Turkish melodies.

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Superheaven: Ours Is Chrome

Pennsylvania alt-rockers Superheaven want to ride the flannel-clad '90s bandwagon with satisfactory results.

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2015: ‘3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets’

The 2015 Human Rights Watch Film Festival opens tonight with a timely, precise, and painful look back at the Jordan Davis trial in 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets.

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After a Slow Start, ‘Jurassic World’ Delivers the Dino Delights

When its focus is on dino-centric destruction, Jurassic World is wonderful. When it doesn't, it's a dump -- an expositional dump, to be precise.

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Geeks, Chihuahuas, and Our Obsessions With iPhones

The Geek's Chihuahua makes clear that Apple and iPhones are changing us in ways we might not realize. Here's how.

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Jon Ronson and the Outcry Over Outrage

This book warns us that, in an increasingly rough online culture, we might well end up being ashamed of being shameless if we shame others.

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Florence and the Machine: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Florence Welch is still the master of massive choruses, but on How Big How Blue, How Beautiful, she also finds restraint.

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A$AP Rocky: At. Long. Last. A$AP.

If Live. Love. A$AP. was the start of Rocky's trip, then At. Long. Last. A$AP. makes for one hell of a disappointing comedown.

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11 Jun 2015 // 2:15 AM

Snoop Dogg: Bush

Occasional vocal overproduction keep Bush from being an absolute home run, but it’s too much of a catchy, feel-good record to really slight.

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Beth McKee: Sugarcane Revival

A restless spirit guides soulful songwriter Beth McKee on an album made equal parts for the head, heart, and feet.

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Isabelle Adjani Startles in ‘The Story of Adele H’

Delivering an astonishing performance in Francois Truffaut's story of madness and obsession, Isabelle Adjani proves herself an actress of ingenuity and depth.

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11 Jun 2015 // 2:05 AM

Polar Bear: Same As You

Polar Bear return with a tense but accessible album.

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11 Jun 2015 // 2:00 AM

Keller Williams: Vape

Keller Williams' new album, Vape offers another example of his willingness to stretch his parameters.

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Governors Ball Day 1: My Morning Jacket + Florence and the Machine + The Decemberists (Photos)

A photo gallery from the first day of Governors Ball, featuring Florence and the Machine, MMJ, The Decemberists, St. Vincent and more.

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The Deer Run Drifters: Restless Youth

On their sophomore LP Restless Youth, it’s evident that the band has something to prove in that they’re not just another string band.

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The Other Dark Knight Returns in “Midnighter #1”

Midnighter's single and ready to mingle (and kill a lot of people) in latest solo series.

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Once You Log Into ‘The Ghost Network’, You Won’t Want to Log Out

Dizzyingly constructed yet undeniably fascinating, The Ghost Network is thoroughly intriguing and dense, with an abundance of techniques that make it feel entirely authentic.

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10 Jun 2015 // 3:30 AM

FFS: FFS

Virtually every song on FFS unfolds with boundless energy and hooks aplenty. It could almost be called “zany”, but these songs are a little too poignant for that.

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