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    Film, FilmCap

    Dark Matter

    Inspired by" the 1991 University of Iowa school shootings, Dark Matter gives a sympathetic picture of its doctoral candidate turned sociopath, Liu Xing (Ye Liu). Maladjusting to cultural amputation, the international student's letters home become increasingly Travis Bickle–like in their…
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    Calendar, Night&Day

    Sonic Outlaws

    Unless you're a musician or a lawyer, the ongoing donnybrook between proponents of fair use and copyright infringement may not have you riveted. It's worth keeping an eye on, though, for it often comes down to a high-stakes battle between…
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    Culture, Books

    Here Beneath Low-Flying Planes

    By Merrill Feitell University of Iowa (2004), $15.95 In case you've ever wondered whether sharp wits, good education, and a keen sense of observation equal happiness, this collection of short stories insists they do not. Instead it seems to chronicle…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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