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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Revelations, Metallica Phone Mishaps, and Kanye Working at The Gap

This Week: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Revelations, Metallica Phone Mishaps, and Kanye Working at The Gap

While the annual round of always-quotable, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions are coming up first today, elsewhere this week, things have erred on the dark side. From Cyndi Lauper shaming senators for their homophobia and Lauren Mayberry standing…
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Film, "The Future": Latest Flick from Miranda July, the Annoying High Priestess of Quirk

"The Future": Latest Flick from Miranda July, the Annoying High Priestess of Quirk

Is there such thing as a sincerely calculated naïveté? Or, put another way, does Miranda July have any idea of how annoying she is? On the basis of The Future, the writer, filmmaker, and performance artist's second feature, I'd guess…
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Calendar, Night&Day Conversing on Choreography

Conversing on Choreography

Choreographer Stephen Petronio has amassed a contact list of musicians for which any rock 'n' roll journalist would trade his or her Scotch. The Guggenheim fellow has worked with Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, Laurie Anderson, Michael Nyman, James Lavelle, and…
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Music, Hear This Laurie Anderson goes for the jugular

Laurie Anderson goes for the jugular

Exploring lush drone rock that nods to Obscured by Clouds/Meddle-era Pink Floyd, U2 circa An Unforgettable Fire, and shoegazer favorites like Slowdive and Ride, local outfit The Love X Nowhere hit its stride on the 2006 vinyl-only EP Into the…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

Bill Hayes' beautifully crafted treatise Sleep Demons: An Insomniac's Memoir is not just the musings of a tired man. The book is an ode to somnus, a loving embrace and exquisite examination of all things touched by -- and affecting…
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Music, Thar She Bows

Thar She Bows

In her program notes to Songs and Stories From Moby Dick, Laurie Anderson explains her fascination with Melville's literary masterpiece: "Being a somewhat dark person myself," she says, "I fell in love with the idea that what you look for…
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Calendar, Night&Day If It Ain't Stiff

If It Ain't Stiff

They've performed at the Lincoln Center in New York City with Ornette Coleman and Laurie Anderson, been censored in most of the 50 states, and been denied entry to Canada on at least one occasion. They're the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus,…
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Hear This

Pamela Z Vocalist Pamela Z knows more about the complex music of language than a lecture hall full of Shakespearean scholars. She's a singer with a poet's ear, a composer with a director's eye, and a performer with a…
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Zoom Lens

Fallen Angels "Daddy, daddy/ Speak my language," croons Laurie Anderson on the soundtrack, while one of Fallen Angels' half-dozen lovelorn characters weeps, masturbates, and broods -- the only languages she seems to know. In Wong Kar-Wai's Hong Kong, everyone's in…
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