Randy Newman: The Randy Newman Songbook

Randy Newman: The Randy Newman Songbook

By Chris Ingalls

Randy Newman is a national treasure, and this lavish vinyl box set is a fitting showcase for his many musical and lyrical gifts. 23 Sep 2016 // 8:17 AM

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In Defense of the Infinite Universe in 'No Man's Sky'

// Moving Pixels

"The common cries of disappointment that surround No Man’s Sky stem from the exciting idea of an infinite universe clashing with the harsh reality of an infinite universe.

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