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Editors Release 'The Blanck Mass Sessions' for a Record Store Day Album

Editors return to original recordings with Blanck Mass for 2018's Violence and release a special set that improves and expands on the "original version" with more depth, darkness, and exploration.

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What Some Folks Will Go and Do

Anne Tyler is an avowed fan of Eudora Welty's work, but it's Flannery O’Conner’s old woman down the way that came to mind when I read A Spool of Blue Thread.

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Editors - "The Weight" (video)

Editors have released a new video today from their upcoming fourth album, 'The Weight of Your Love, releasing July 2nd. Take a gander at "The Weight".

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Tired Pony: The Place We Ran From

A stellar group of backing musicians, including members of R.E.M., Belle and Sebastian, Editors, and She & Him, isn't enough to overcome bland songwriting on this disappointing effort led by Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody.

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Walked in Line: The Musical Disciples of Joy Division

If any band is heir to the musical path Joy Division laid out, it would be the Cure, quite possibly the second-most influential band of the post-punk era.

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Editors: In This Light and on This Evening

Band buys Casio in attempt to shake unshakeable comparison. Fails. Film at 11.

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Global Bollywood by Anandam Kavoori and Aswin Punathambekar, Editors

What is Bollywood all about? And why did the multiplex near my hometown, in a field on the outer suburban ring of Chicago, reserve one theater just for Bollywood movies?

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Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left by Cottee & Cushman, Eds.

How could a critic of empire, a loyal friend to the Palestinians, and the bane of Henry Kissinger ally himself with the Bush administration and its push for imperial adventures in the Middle East?

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Electronic Tribes: The Virtual Worlds of Geeks, Gamers, Shamans, and Scammers by Adams & Smith, Eds.

This interesting collection of essays discusses how we love, hate, and mate in the 21st century.

R.J. Grubb
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The Art of Free Cooperation by

The cynic in me desperately wants to make fun of this book. Can someone throw out the word “utopia” again?

H. V. Cramond
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Editors: An End Has a Start

Slickly professional follow-up to 2005's The Back Room fails to deliver the same jittery thrills.

Dan Raper
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Editors: The Back Room

Editors have made a thoughtful, expertly crafted and darkly sensuous indie-pop gem.

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Everyone needs an Editor. Even me...

Philip Robertson
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The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow - Hollywood Transgressor by Deborah Jermyn and Sean Redmond

[Bigelow] is a film maker able to transcend the commercial constraints of Hollywood to author her own films in innovative and transgressive ways.

Kirsty Fairclough
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