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‘High Dive’ Balances the Momentous Event With the Human Experience

Despite the story's smoldering core about the 1984 Brighton Hotel Bombing, Lee concerns himself mostly with the periphery.

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20 Sep 2016 // 2:10 AM

Sex Stains: Sex Stains

The first song on Sex Stains is so effective that the rest of the album has a hard time matching its combination of catchy and harrowing.

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The Power of the Mythic Medusa in Deborah Levy’s ‘Hot Milk’

An intelligent exploration of myth, memory, and the monstrous in the feminine.

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The Ontology of the Story in ‘The Immortal Story’

A story is told, not lived. It's experienced as a sort of opiate, a momentary deferral of lived experience.

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Abandoned: Season 1, Episode 1 - “Ghost Mall”

McCrank's a likable host, but the first episode focused too much on him and not enough on the episode's subject.

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‘Red’ Is at Once Surprising and Soothing

The story of early red dyes reveals everything about agriculture,the development of international trade, and fashion and class distinctions.

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All a Put-On, Man: Six Weird Things About ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls’

This story's milieu is a special mythical corner of The Establishment, and yet it's weird as hell.

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19 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Warpaint: Heads Up

Warpaint may have crafted their best album yet, one that adroitly harnesses and alchemizes genres, moods, and sounds to suit their many purposes.

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Robert Glasper Experiment: ArtScience

When we last left the Robert Glasper Experiment, it stood knee-deep in star power with the Black Radio series, featuring everyone from Erykah Badu to

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James Vincent McMorrow: We Move

While 2014's Post Tropical showcased McMorrow's fondness for hip-hop's rhythms and R&B's sensual spaciousness, We Move marks a definitive step toward full-fledged pop.

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19 Sep 2016 // 2:10 AM

Michael Rank: Red Hand

Porter and Dolly. Johnny and June. Gram and Emmylou. Michael Rank and Heather McIntire. This is not an overstatement.

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NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories by NOFX with Jeff Alulis

Offensive and obscene in all the best ways, The Hepatitis Bathtub is a wild and crazy ride through punk, addiction, kinky sex and noise.

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‘Snowden’, Screens and Secrets

Cameras and media can increase transparency or magnify performances, security might be a function of privacy or the opposite of freedom.

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Jimmy “Duck” Holmes: It Is What It Is

In blues, the music speaks for itself -- and this is good blues music.

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‘Motown: The Sound of Young America’ Over-promises and Under-delivers

A Motown book that largely recounts the career of its head salesperson can’t really be seen as a definitive history of an enterprise that changed music, culture and commerce in America.

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The Dreadful ‘Blair Witch’ Casts a Boring Spell

This unnecessary sequel lacks the novelty and ingenuity of its predecessor.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 11 - “Pablo and Jessica”

Madison and Alicia hatch a plan to clear the hotel of walkers, and impress their rival faction at the same time; meanwhile, Nick and Luciana draw closer.

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16 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Mndsgn: Body Wash

Mndsgn takes us a on a mind-bending, psychedelic soul and funk trip through the stars.

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The Devil Makes Three: Redemption & Ruin

A collection of lived in and loved covers made undeniably their own. The Devil Makes Three wrestle hellfire and holiness each to a draw.

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Daniel Lanois: Goodbye to Language

Veteran producer Daniel Lanois frees his music completely on the appropriately-named Goodbye to Language.

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I'm Going to Kill You: 'Johnny Guitar' Gets the Class Treatment

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"One tends to watch this film open-mouthed in wonder at the forceful dialogue, the colorful imagery, and the sheer emotional punch of its women.

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