John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (The Complete Masters)

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (The Complete Masters)

By Matthew Fiander

Fifty years later, with American music changed indelibly because of A Love Supreme, that seems like enough reason to celebrate the album yet again. 25 Nov 2015 // 2:30 AM

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Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell’s ‘Graveyard Books’ Are Deliciously Scary Adaptations

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Saint Saviour: In the Seams

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Levellers: Greatest Hits

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Comics Are Not Just an American Artform…

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The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band: Wanted EP

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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