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Music 

INTERVIEW: JOANNA GRUESOME

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“It’s normally a small percentage of losers on the internet who reply with sexist comments or start debating about semantic nonsense, but obviously those people justify the need for loud feminist voices. They make you realize that it’s easy to start living in a bubble and forgetting that shit is basically the norm.” Continue reading

Music 

RUN FOR COVER: NEW ORDER VS. BUKE AND GASE: “BLUE MONDAY”

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When it comes to New Order, there’s something about their songwriting that feels like they aren’t trying to be cool, and Buke and Gase are following in their footsteps. Continue reading

Music 

OKKERVIL RIVER: THE SILVER GYMNASIUM

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From cheerfully bouncy to spitting feedback to whispering the most intimate memories, The Silver Gymnasium proves to be a treat for veteran fans and newcomers alike. Continue reading

Film 

HOW YOU QUEUIN’: SLEEPAWAY CAMP II: UNHAPPY CAMPERS

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A campy horror movie starring the relatives of Bruce Springsteen and Emilio Estevez? OK! Continue reading

Music 

THE MAGNETIC FIELDS: LOVE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

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The Magnetic Fields’ 10th album is only partially a coke-fueled, supply-sided, sell-arms-to-Iran, big-haired flashback. Continue reading

Film 

IN THE TUBES: THE KARATE RAP

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What it really comes down to, is that anyone who can effectively (or somewhat effectively) rhyme car with Ninja has my attention. Continue reading

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