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'Shape of Light' Shines in the Space Where Photographic Art Bleeds into Wider Art

There's a wealth of work on display in Shape of Light, from the Tate Modern's exhibit, perhaps one of the finest general collections of abstract photographs currently available in print form.

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'A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux, 50th Anniversary Edition' Is a Treasure

There's really nothing quite like this in other collections of "primitive" art, or even in the grand narrative painting from the European tradition.

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Bernard Sumner's Modest Tales of Joy Division and New Order

Guitarist Bernard Sumner shares his recollections of Joy Division and New Order, both seminal post-punk outfits whose influence cannot be overstated.

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'The Long March of Pop' Offers a Fresh Experience of Pop Art

This new and provocative survey of Pop Art widens the scope of its subject while keeping the focus on the artists.

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'The Warren Commission Report' Reveals How Much the JFK Assassination Remains a Mystery

There's a lot to admire about this graphic-fiction account of the complicated and controversial evidence surrounding the Kennedy assassination

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'Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones' Serves as a Crucial Corrective

Brian Jones, founder of the Rolling Stones, had the vision and musical intuition which helped make the band a vital force in the '60s.

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How to Live In the German Federal Republic

Life and how to live it: a subtle yet humorous critique of West German society (and by proxy, of western capitalist societies).

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Blood on the Stage

Over the course of more than 2,000 live renditions, Bob Dylan has inserted new lyrics and rhythms in Blood on the Tracks standards that reinvent the original narratives.

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Bigger Than Life

This film is infused with Nicholas Ray's cinematic aptitude -- an expressive use of lighting, color, and camera angle; dynamic compositions within the Cinemascope frame -- and his trenchant social critique.

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Blank Generation

A bad film is enlivened by its location shooting and several music performances by Richard Hell and the Voidoids.

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The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After

The documentary avoids a dry recounting of people and events, but over-compensates with assumed psychological insights.

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Frida Kahlo / Jackson Pollock / Andy Warhol

These three smartly reissued documentaries -- assembled by the German label Arthaus Musik -- contain many insights into the work and lives of these important 20th century art figures.

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Rolling Stones: In the 1960s

This two-disc set is a decent attempt at encapsulating the group's early career -- a formidable task given the complexities of both the band and the era.


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