Theres Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

There’s Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

By Hans Rollman

The Envelope Manufacturer is a light parable on the ravages of neoliberal capitalism. 11 Feb 2016 // 8:00 AM

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//Recent Reviews

9 Feb 2010 // 8:58 PM

St. Trinian’s

The girls in this remake are pampered brats whose anti-authoritianism is of the pre-packaged kind you can buy off the rack at Hot Topic.

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Tetuzi Akiyama and Toshimaru Nakamura: Semi-Impressionism

The way it plays we imagine electronics as random sounds, everything as random sound; electronics as "nature sound", everything as nature sound.

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9 Feb 2010 // 8:56 PM

Jenn Grant: Echoes

Canada's Jenn Grant offers another compelling disc of soulful pop à la Fiona Apple.

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Independent Lens: P-Star Rising

Preternaturally patient with all the needy, flustered, and demanding adults around her, Priscilla Diaz is also childish (righteously) and astute (luckily).

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Anti-Flag: 27 January 2010 - Austin, TX

After the show, the band shakes hands, bumps fists and exchanges high-fives with numerous fans, demonstrating once again that Anti-Flag is most definitely a band for and of the people.

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Black is the New White. A Memoir by Paul Mooney

It’s hard to mess up this type of vanity project, especially when your wagon’s so firmly hitched to a star as big as Richard Pryor. So how did Black is the New White go so wrong?

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8 Feb 2010 // 9:00 PM

Inglourious Basterds

The bad news is that the Weinsteins may have been right about trimming some of the fat; the good news is that even a flawed Tarantino is better than a perfect most anyone else.

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8 Feb 2010 // 9:00 PM

Hot Chip: One Life Stand

Opening their hearts and streamlining their sound at the same time, Hot Chip make their most unabashed and colourful record, and maybe their best.

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The Go Find: Everybody Knows It’s Gonna Happen Only Not Tonight

The Go Find somehow sounds familiar -- one more Europop band mining a bedroom indie pop sensibility -- and yet wholly distinct in a simultaneous space.

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Harvey Milk: Harvey Milk

The sludge greats' notorious debut album finally gets a proper release after nearly 17 years.

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Double Take: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969)

// Short Ends and Leader

"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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