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Why I’m Going to Miss Physical Media
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 8 July 2010
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One evening, while browsing a large entertainment store, I was struck by a notion: The massive store, as well as its aisles of products, will be gone very soon.

Things We Like: “The Diabolical Dr. Z,” “Street Boners” and “The IT Crowd”
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Posted in Things We Like on 3 July 2010
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Discover Jess Franco’s most accessible film, a book of hipster fashion blunders, and the only sitcom approved by the Elders of the Internet.

Things We Like: “Tuvalu,” “How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive,” and “Futurama”
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Posted in Things We Like on 19 June 2010
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This week we bring you good news from outer space, strange happenings in a public bath, and a few tips to drive you Buggy.

How to Read “Ulysses”
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 16 June 2010
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“Ulysses” follows the wanderings of one Leopold Bloom as he navigates Dublin on June 16, 1904, thus giving intellectuals their own version of St. Patrick’s Day.

Things We Like: “Strange Brew,” Words on “Zaireeka” and “The Tarantino Mixtape”
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Posted in Things We Like on 12 June 2010
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A book goes inside one (or is it four?) of the strangest albums ever released by a major label, Quentin Tarantino gets the mash-up treatment, and two hosers go looking for beer.

Things We Like: “Footnotes in Gaza,” “The Short Films of Pascal Aubier” and Photos of Expo 2010
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Posted in Things We Like on 5 June 2010
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Join us now for Joe Sacco’s deadly serious cartoon reporting, Pascal Aubier’s fanciful cinema and the world’s fair now happening in Shanghai.

A Tribute to a Scoundrel: Pope Brock’s “Charlatan”
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 3 June 2010
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Once, a man named John Brinkley became very rich and famous for transplanting goat testicles into thousands of men. Even the most amazing parts of his story are true.

Things We Like: “Bound for Glory,” “Reefer Madness” and “Parallel Lines”
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Posted in Things We Like on 29 May 2010
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This week: True tales of Woody Guthrie (maybe), five short films with the exact same dialogue, and a classic exploitation flick that thinks it’s an anti-exploitation flick.

Things We Like: “The Rehearsal,” “O Escorpião Escarlate” and LPs in Paperback
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Posted in Things We Like on 22 May 2010
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Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when we judged albums by their covers, novels were free to become stage plays and the Scarlet Scorpion rode free.

Things We Like: “Aquaman,” “Actual Air” and Animated Albums
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Posted in Things We Like on 15 May 2010
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This week, we are contemplating things that begin with the letter A. Some of it is poetic, some of it is comic, and some of it is, er, Aquaman.