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Music 2.0: Breaking It Down with Bruce Houghton

PopMatters speaks with Hypebot.com creator Bruce Houghton about how bands can make the new music landscape work for them.

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Lollapalooza 2010: Opportunity Knocks, Part One

Lollapalooza is one of the biggest music festivals of the summer, but with 100-plus acts on the lineup, not everyone hitting the stage has the name-recognition of a Green Day or a Lady Gaga. In this two-part feature, PopMatters follows one band as it prepares for its first gig at an event that is expected to draw almost 100,000 excited music fans.

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'Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan' Does Nothing to Alleviate Some Fears About Morgan

This collection showcases an outdated show's attempts to effectively utilize a "crazy black guy" to produce laughs, and proves that 30 Rock is far more suitable for the task.

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Full Loop: Jamie Lidell Becomes the Great Experimenter Once Again

In his interview with PopMatters, crooner and electronic producer Jamie Lidell talks about his upcoming tour, his new album, and starting to care about lyrics four LPs into his solo career.

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'Invictus': Remember the Springboks

The 1995 Rugby World Cup victory by hometown team South Africa may not have had the lasting effects on race relations many had hoped for, but it's still a hopeful moment worth revisiting, as Clint Eastwood does with Invictus

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Everyone's Favorite Self-Destructive Plastic Surgeons Go Under the Knife One Last Time

The long-overdue finale to FX's Nip/Tuck finally occurs with the sixth season. Anyone whose bothered to stick around this long will probably be satisfied with the results.

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This Soviet-era Polish Film About WWII Turns Gritty Combat Scenes Into a Tragic Epic

As Red Rowan conveys, the Eastern Front saw more WWII casualties than either the Western Front or the Pacific. It also involved millions of citizens from countries that found themselves caught between the Soviets and the Third Reich.

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