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LIFE Are Sardonic and Raw on 'A Picture of Good Health'

Hull, UK punk rockers, LIFE offer stripped down sound and creative arrangements that make A Picture of Good Health a compelling second album.

Games

The Games of Life

Marshall Sandoval
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'The Rinse' Describes the Rainmaker's Dilemma Facing US Economy

Maybe not in outright theme, but surely in mechanism, The Rinse describes the exact dilemma of the US economy, and US identity.

Film

What a Wonderful 'Life': An Interview with Director Oliver Schmitz

Life, Above All director Oliver Schmitz brings the best-selling novel Chanda's Secret to the big screen with a dazzling cast of African actresses. Schmitz chats with Nik Ruckert about the making of this universal South African tone poem about tolerance.

Nik Ruckert
Books

In the Oft-Reviled Genre of Memoirs, Here are Some Memoirs to Love

A subgenre has emerged that should placate memoirphobes and please memoirfiles: the artist-teacher memoir.

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Once in a Lifetime: Each of Us Is a Daytripper, and We Are All Made of Stars

The archetypes of a vast array creative geniuses, including David Lynch, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Stan Rogers, come together to tell everyone’s story in the superlative Daytripper, which sets a new standard for comic book masterpieces along the lines of Watchmen or A Contract with God.

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Life: A Simple Story About Sex and Food

Sumptuously filmed, gorgeously executed, and groundbreaking in technique and motivation, Life must be one of the great film accomplishments of the decade.

Television

On the Bubble: 5 TV Shows Worth Saving

Every Spring there are a handful of quality shows on the brink of cancellation by the major networks. Here is this year's crop of worthy programs that may not live to see another Fall.

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Life: Season 1

Without Lewis, Life is a solid if mostly unremarkable program, somewhere between willfully quirky and gruesome for gruesome’s sake.

Books

Life: The Classic Collection

This collection emphasizes good photography over technical superficiality ("today's technological advancement, while fine, has done nothing to add excitement to a well-made picture"), and does not assert itself unreasonably.

Rachel Smucker
Television

Life

Charlie (Damian Lewis) teeters incessantly on the line between cocky and ridiculous, quirky and respectable -- as if he understands the differences.

Books

Life, in Pictures by Will Eisner

This collection cleanly articulates the value of owning a book more for history’s sake than for enjoyment.

Erik Hinton
Television

Life

Life's details of color and composition do the work usually handled by too much expository dialogue, granting access to Dani and Charlie's thinking.

Music

Sly's the Limit

Sly & the Family Stone, a group that riddled pop music's consciousness with a concentrated dosage of exploding possiblity, finally get the expanded reissue treatment from Epic/Legacy.

Music

Astropop 3: Life

If an indie alternative to Lilly Allen sounds pretty good about now, Astropop 3 might just provide you with all the catchy summer pop hooks you require.

Alan Brown
Music

Yo Gotti: Life

Matt Gonzales
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