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In Sophie Hyde's 'Animals', the Party Must End, Already

Animals is both a personal and creative coming of age story, and a satisfying yet frustrating tale about avoiding the tragedy of getting left behind.

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Tanya Tagaq: Animism

One of the most radically bewildering symbioses of voice and field recording I've ever heard.

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'Wilfred': Bone-Dry Humor in a Warm and Wicked Cartoon Universe

The Aussie Wilfred fleshes out its sitcom universe with impressive worldbuilding and genuine heart amongst the weed smoke and scatological humor.

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Dennis Côté's 'Bestiaire' Prompts Reflection on the Conventions of Cinematic Narrative

Because most people are used to films that tell stories or make arguments, the natural response is to impose meaning on the images in Bestiaire, a response that reduces their immediateness and reality.

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Why I Dumped Ricky Gervais for Karl Pilkington (but Am Still Seeing Stephen Merchant on the Side)

Did the record breaking Ricky Gervais Show podcast give insight into the real people behind it? Or were they just three more brilliant comic creations?

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Pink Floyd: Animals

It's 1977. You're young and pissed off. If you wanted noise and petulance, you had the Sex Pistols. But if you really wanted to rattle some cages, you had Animals.

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Our Animals, Ourselves: Jenny Diski's 'What I Don't Know About Animals'

Don’t be fooled by the cover. Jenny Diski’s book isn’t really about animals; it’s about us.

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Matthew Herbert: One Pig

The idiosyncratic Herbert completes his "One" trilogy with an album charting the life of a pig. Occasionally clinical but never gimmicky or exploitative, it's a thoughtful examination of our own consumption at a time when consumption has become something of a pivotal issue. Eccentrics rejoice!

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Minilogue: Animals

Sweden-based producers Sebastian Mullaert and Marcus Henriksson conjure ghostly tech house and ambient.

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