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Takashi Murakami’s ‘Jellyfish Eyes’ Smacks of Derivative Pastiche

Famed Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami earnestly attempts to translate his innovative Superflat aesthetic to the world of film.

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Wadada Leo Smith and John Lindberg: Celestial Weather

A titan of trumpet, a titan of double bass come together and give us a record that is undeniable in its ability to blow winds and minds.

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Is It Always Better to Think Things Through Twice?

Columnist Stanley Fish's collection of works has readers reconsidering how they form their opinions.

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‘Madoff’: That Smirk Seen Round the World

With a smirk, Dreyfuss as Madoff invites you to feel as though he's granting exclusive access to the mechanics of the biggest Ponzi scheme in US history.

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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 12 - “Bizarro”

A version of the Silver Age comic book villain, Bizzaro, makes a first appearance on CW's Supergirl.

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The Expanse: Season 1, Episode 5 - “Back to the Butcher”

While several key mysteries move forward, this episode is bogged down by an uninteresting protagonist.

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Lucinda Williams: The Ghosts of Highway 20

On her superb new album, Lucinda Williams takes the wheel for a memory trip down Highway 20.

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John Cale: Music for a New Society / M:FANS

Rather than merely reissue his classic 1981 album, John Cale reworks and rerecords the majority of the album, showing the thematic through line that connects the two.

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The Pines: Above the Prairie

The Pines give us a record that is artful and imaginative and in many ways defies easy classification. In others, it's pure joy Americana.

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3 Feb 2016 // 2:10 AM

Lemaitre: 1749 EP

1749 EP finds Lemaitre approaching the top of their pop-slinging game

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3 Feb 2016 // 2:05 AM

MONEY: Suicide Songs

A Manchester band who create some beautiful music. But the singing is not on the money.

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Peter Pál Pelbart’s ‘Cartography of Exhaustion’ Is Exhilarating

This is a sunny, revitalizing book, despite its ostensible focus on exhaustion and nihilism.

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The Good Wife: Season 7, Episode 13 - “Judged”

The inevitable has finally come to fruition in so many ways, and now, we can resume our regularly scheduled The Good Wife programming.

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Coming-of-Age Within the Exquisite Eccentricities of Europe

A precisely refined blend of unique and hypnotic people, places, and philosophical phrasings make Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs wondrously impactful and artistic.

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2 Feb 2016 // 2:30 AM

Field Music: Commontime

David and Peter Brewis dexterously bend funk, R&B and Top 40 radio to fit their distinct regional post punk dialect.

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2 Feb 2016 // 2:20 AM

Your Friend: Gumption

Gumption is a pop album and an experimental work, with all of the deep charms of both.

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Nothing But Thieves: Nothing But Thieves

Ever wondered what Adele would sound like fronting a middling rock band? Nothing But Thieves has the answer!

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Mose Allison: American Legend: Live in California

Idiosyncratic, unclassifiable jazz/blues/etc. singer and pianist Mose Allison delivers a fine set of live performances spanning the whole of this career.

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‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ TV Series Still Has the Cool Factor

Before there was Sam and Dean Winchester, before there was Mulder and Scully, Starsky and Hutch, there was Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin.

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Loss and Selfishness, Isolation and Pleasure and Other Themes in Italian Literature

Tim Parks' A Literary Tour of Italy is no tour guide of the haunts of famous writers; it's an informative choice for readers seeking the best that Italian writers can offer.

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

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"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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