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‘Post Grad’ Takes a Hard, Honest Look at Life After College

Many recent grads will appreciate knowing that they aren’t the only ones struggling after graduating college.

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Royal Trux: Platinum Tips + Ice Cream

Royal Trux, one of the most important American bands of all time, resurfaces with an anarchic yet smooth live set to remind disciples how it is done.

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The Charlatans: Different Days

Different Days may not be a match for its predecessor Modern Nature, but the Manchester talent and spirit of the Charlatans shine through.

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The Long Life of a Shattering and Complex Idea: Civil War

How a conflict is defined and labeled can make all the difference in whether an organization such as the Red Cross comes on the scene.

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‘iZombie’: “Return of the Dead Guy” Is Overcrowded But Still Entertaining

While clearly the larger ongoing stories will continue into next season, "Return of the Dead Guy" is still a fun hour, if not a standout episode.

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‘Was She Pretty?’ Depicts a Litany of Ex-lovers

Was She Pretty? may suggest that anxieties over exes are universal, it also subtlety critiques its circle of privileged sufferers.

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Linklater’s “Before” Trilogy Is About So Much More Than Romantic Love

Across three films and 18 years, the characters of Jesse and Céline have endured in the hearts of cinephiles everywhere, but their journey remains more complex than you remembered.

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‘Practicable’ Proposes to Rewrite Postwar Western Art History

Both a historical survey and a theoretical treatise, this book highlights key artists and movements, of course, and then brings broader humanities and social science perspectives to bear.

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Pantha Du Prince: The Triad (Ambient Versions & Remixes)

Pantha Du Prince strips back his songs from The Triad to leave a delicate and soothing ambient album

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The Heliocentrics: A World of Masks

The Heliocentrics deliver straight aural acid and face-melting psych jazz as they head for A World of Masks.

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Nathaniel Rateliff: In Memory of Loss (Reissue)

Put out only seven years after its initial release, this reissue does little to expand its original incarnation.

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12 Jun 2017 // 2:10 AM

Woman: Happy Freedom

Happy Freedom may be the only album to make you think of Marvin Gaye and Kraftwerk at the same time.

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Threefifty: Gently Among the Coals

It's rare to find a band so unbeholden to genre as Threefifty.

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Raul Midón: Bad Ass and Blind

Eclectic singer/songwriter Raul Midón lives up to being a self-proclaimed badass on Bad Ass and Blind.

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‘Megan Leavey’: The Story of a Dog and His Girl

Megan Leavey is not interested in the Iraq war as such. What it offers instead is the story of her journey, heartfelt and well-acted, but never surprising.

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2017: ‘Nowhere to Hide’

Zaradasht Ahmed's opening night film is a quiet but searing portrait of an Iraqi family hurled into exile by the chaos that followed the 2011 pullout of American forces.

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Dressing Like Dolls as a Form of Resistance: ‘So Pretty / Very Rotten’

Unlike the western understanding of the word, "Lolitas" engage in a somewhat sexless performance of innocence, fairy tale femininity, and cultural resistance.

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’The Mummy (2017)’ Abandons Campy Fun for Faux Gravitas

Alex Kurtzman’s first chapter in the ‘Dark Universe’ franchise is stuck somewhere between William Castle and William Shakespeare.

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9 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

alt-J: Relaxer

The real gold on Relaxer happens when alt-J reins in the gimmickry a bit and starts writing folk songs.

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9 Jun 2017 // 2:20 AM

Glen Campbell: Adios

The incomparable singer and musician has been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for years, and Adios is a fitting farewell from a multifaceted legend.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Discusses 'Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2'

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"Our foray into the adventure-game-style version of the Borderlands continues.

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