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Identity, Geography, and an Overload of Nostalgia in My Mother's Son

My Mother's Son could have been an unforgettable and evocative portrait of a lost era.

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'Lord of the Flies' Still Reigns

Fear and brutality inherent in the human condition and the drive to survive are themes that have never gone out of fashion. The stakes get even higher when those involved are children, and that's obviously a big seller.

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Deriding Desire: Dorothy Dandridge and the Raced and Gendered '50s

In 1957, Academy Award-nominated actress Dorothy Dandridge found herself at the center of a smear campaign that betrayed the patriarchal and racial politics of Hollywood and the US at large. The '50s were far from calm.

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The Pipettes: Earth Vs. the Pipettes

Having shed Spectorian pop nostalgia for an altogether more '80s synth-pop approach, the Pipettes struggle to find a unique voice without any of their original female members remaining.

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Fats Domino: Greatest Hits: Walking to New Orleans

Thirty-track compilation of Domino's tenure at Imperial Records includes 29 top ten R&B records from 1950-1961.


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