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The state with the prettiest name, #2436

Only in Florida would thirty-three-year-old Bryan Deneumostier dress as a woman, lure straight men to his Homestead home, and record their sex for porn purposes: Deneumostier, known by the screen name “susanleon33326,” pleaded guilty to two counts of illegal interception … Continue reading

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Ranking Hüsker Dü albums

Read Ten Thousand Saints if spotted at your local library. A vivid reconstruction of the eighties hardcore scene, Eleanor Henderson’s 2011 novel doesn’t shirk from reporting the gay sex among and between members and fans, respectively. I couldn’t get Hüsker … Continue reading

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Heist film ‘Museo’ weighs the worth of cultural history

Thanks to increasing production in the petroleum industry the previous decade, the Mexico of the 1980s could flex its muscles internationally and intrastate. Nationalism is to a large extent the projection of a cultural identity. For his second film, Alonso … Continue reading

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Ranking Replacements albums

Sixteen months ago I wrote the following about Paul Westerberg’s Replacements achievement: Uninterested in anything as banal as an arc of a career, Westerberg hid behind a melodic talent he was at pains to roughen, for those melodies conveyed the … Continue reading

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‘When can we go back?’

As the remains of Florence dissipate in the northeastern United States, residents in towns like Garland, North Carolina reckon with their second bout of record-breaking flooding in two years. The Barnes family, for example, barely crawled out of Hurricane Matthew: … Continue reading

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Ranking The Police albums

Their logic tied us up and raped us. They’re meaningless and all that’s true. They send out an SOS. The Police are responsible for so many proverbs that they rendered the Old Testament irrelevant.

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‘The Land of Steady Habits’ finds no drama in the male midlife crisis

For twenty years writer-director Nicole Holofcener has specialized in films about women whose ideas about living are subject to constant revision. Their emotional geography is precise. Why the Netflix production The Land of Steady Habits fails is so baffling that … Continue reading

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Ranking Drive-By Truckers albums

Between 2010 and 2015 they released three perfectly okay albums that did nothing for me. But goddamn were they good in the early Bush years. Get this: I’ve never seen’em live.

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“Why am I surrounded by racists?”

He’s not a racist, he just keeps popping up in places where race grifters and white supremacists gather.

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Strange stirrings

I don’t read Josh Marshall much these days because of his histrionic tendencies and his way of signing off posts with the equivalent of a hastily scrawled, “I don’t know, we’ll see.” But I agree with his conclusion of how … Continue reading

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Ranking Funkadelic albums

1. Standing on the Verge of Getting It On (1974) How do I argue that “Jimmy’s Got a Little Bit of Bitch in Him” is not homophobic, but, rather, uses the language of homophobia to praise an outsider? George Clinton … Continue reading

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Singles 9/14

Doja Cat sounds like a delightful person, so it’s no surprise she does better when singing and rapping about farmyard animals in the week’s most memorable track. In one of those serendipitous moments in which The Singles Jukebox specializes, “Mooo!” … Continue reading

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