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Where the sing-a-longs are

Adapting a 10-line Maurice Sendak children’s classic into a Spike Jonze visual epic that’s endlessly delayed poses a number of problems, not the least of which involves … Read More...

'xx' marks the spot

London’s been the birthplace of many musical movements, but in recent years dubstep and grime have received quite a bit of focus. And then there’s the foursome of 20 year olds t… Read More...

Lights out for director Roman Polanski

Last Saturday, director Roman Polanski (“Rosemary’s Baby”, “The Pianist”) was arrested in Zurich after 32 years of fleeing the American justice system. But how do we … Read More...

Chef serves up some killer rhymes in new album

The hip-hop world received its “Chinese Democracy” this month, when Raekwon finally released the followup to his debut album, “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. II.” The retur… Read More...

A maddeningly good TV drama series

“Mad Men” is without a doubt, the best show on TV that you’re (probably) not watching. A gorgeously shot period piece set in the early 1960s at a dinosaur of a New York ad agency… Read More...

A great band arises from the ashes of Strokes-mania

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PHOTO FROM Internet Source

I like deep meaningful music about the alienation of the modern world as much as the next Radiohead fan, but sometimes postmodern angst can’t exactly … Read More...

Hipster-baiting “Summer” soundtrack fails to inspire

“(500) Days of Summer” is a cute movie, but sometimes seems more like a marketing ploy targeted to young twentysomethings with affectations for vintage clothes and the Smith… Read More...

Summer tunes from ‘Ye, Jay, and the gang

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PHOTO from Internet Source

Summer music releases are oddly tied to the season; there’s a sense of lightness and fun in the best summer singles, a time of endless days and, for my su… Read More...

Mochila reveals extraordinary talent in debut album

<i>PHOTO BY Max Shay /The Hoot</i>

PHOTO BY Max Shay /The Hoot

Named after the Spanish word for backpack, featuring instruments from a wide variety of musical traditions, and combining influences from traditiona… Read More...

Yeah, it’s a decent third album

One of the most recognizable female lead singers in the past few years, at least in alt-rock circles, has been Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, whose ferocious bite and live show to mat… Read More...

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