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The 70 Best Albums of 2010

2010's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.

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Games

Alan Wake's Women

The Alan Wake series of video games explores relationships between husbands and wives, not plumbers and princesses.

Film

Was Megan Fox Right? The Women of 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'

Transformers: Dark of the Moon is another exercise in the one-dimensional portrayal of women for Michael Bay.

Television

"It Will Change the Genre Forever": An Interview with "The Walking Dead's" Jeryl Prescott

"It seemed like an odd marriage: Frank Darabont and AMC ... and zombies." Jeryl Prescott talks about how her Southern roots prepared her for this story of zombie apocalypse in the South.

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Fall 2011-12: It's Pilot Season, People

Pan Am isn’t not the only pilot trying to capitalize in this post-Mad Men world.

Comics

The Danger of 'Girl Comics'

There's always the risk that efforts like the “Women of Marvel” are token exercises, small measures taken in lieu of further reaching commitments to change in how women are regarded, as characters, as creators, and ultimately, as readers.

Books

Janes Smiley’s Excellent Prose and Sly Humor are Here in 'Private Life'

Smiley never writes a book without placing her characters amidst upheaval; here it's war, along with scientific advances and technologies like the telephone, the 1906 earthquake, and the Spanish Influenza epidemic.

Books

The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahimi

This simply told story gives voice to thousands of women who have none. It is a story that has beauty and grace, but more importantly, it has power.

Books

Girl Trouble by Holly Goddard Jones

If this came with a CD, I know what would be on it – Neko Case, The Drive-By Truckers, Gillian Welch, Kings of Leon, The Band and Mason Jennings. Like these artists, Jones makes America come alive.

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Part 2: Katzenjammer to Xiu Xiu

From Katzenjammer to Xiu Xiu, PopMatters presents our second batch of Slipped Discs, 40 great albums that didn't quite make our year-end list in 2008, but our writers thought belonged there.

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CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 2: Women

Words and Pictures by Steve Stirling

Steve Stirling
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Women Without Men

Diane English’s version of The Women barely nudges from its Martha Stewart interiors, exchanging insights for platitudes. It’s a cup of lukewarm tea, without even a biscuit on the side.

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Women: Women

Calgary's most impossible band to Google shows Canada got and understood the Velvet Underground.

Music

Various: Think Global: Women of Africa

Anyone who has had more than a passing acquaintance with the African part of their music store's World section is going to find most of this familiar territory.

Film

The Final Girl

Are the terrorized female survivors in horror films feminist icons, salacious victims, or rather, the only remaining survivor who also manages to conquer the monster?

Jeremy Griffin
Music

Putumayo: Women of the World

Despite the different springs feeding into these women's inspirational homes, the album is successful at uniting these unique, accomplished musicians.

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Mag Review: Jane

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