Film

Film Review: A Sexplanation

Director Alex Liu opens his documentary with a quote from the actress Marlene Dietrich: “In America, sex is an obsession; in other parts of the world it’s a fact.” Over the followi…
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We Burn Like This
Film

Film Review: We Burn Like This

When an angry man throws a beer bottle from his truck and yells “Go back to your own country!” at young roommates Rae (Madeleine Coghlan) and Chrissy (Devery Jacobs), it’s unclear …
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Home before and after Regina Spektor
Music

Music Review: Home, Before and After

Regina Spektor's songs have always been quirky, insightful tales that mix the mundane with the marvelous. “Ghost of Corporate Future” from her 2004 album Soviet Kitsch follows a …
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Tiyo's Songs of Life by Felipe Salles
Music

Music Review: Tiyo's Songs of Life

Tiyo Attallah Salah-El was born in 1932 in Pennsylvania. After serving as a tank operator in the Korean War, he played tenor saxophone at R&B clubs. He became involved in small-tim…
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Costa Brava Lebanon
Film

Film Review: Costa Brava, Lebanon

Mounia Akl's film tackles an important and underdiscussed aspect of an important subject. How do you persist as people, as a family, when the world seems to be falling apart around…
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Karmalink movie poster
Film

Film Review: Karmalink

Billed as a “Buddhist sci-fi mystery,” Jake Wachtel’s film follows two working-class Cambodian kids who, driven by dreams of a missing golden Buddha statue and a temple they’ve nev…
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The cover of All For Love by Matt Kahn
Books

Book Review: All For Love

Matt Kahn’s new book, All for Love, is both poetic and practical. The poetic part appears in definitions and descriptions. For example, conversation is defined as “a dance of shari…
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Cover of Worth The Risk by Kristen Lee
Books

Book Review: Worth the Risk

During the past two years, the never-ending news cycle focusing on the dangers of the world led many to hunker down in their desire to remain “safe.” Kristen Lee observes in her ne…
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Cover art for Les Racines by Vieux Farka Touré
Music

Music Review: Les Racines

Vieux Farka Toure's new album, Les Racines, was recorded in Bamako, Mali, in his home studio, which is named after his father, the eminent African blues guitarist Ali Farka Touré. …
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