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Arts & Entertainment

Albums

Lou Reed Animal Serenade Warner Brothers Lou Reed's 5,000th live album, Animal Serenade, shows that the 62-year-old legend can still put on a great show.

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Conspiracy theories

Jazz has long subsisted as an underground music -- an esoteric, impervious art form sheltered from consumer politics.

by JON LEVIN

"When you get a little older, you get a little softer"

No, the problem child was and always will be Dogma. Nothing can be more problematic than that.

by LEAH COLINS

Behind the Broken Social Scene

Back in 1999, Brendan Canning and Kevin Drew decided to turn their friendship into Broken Social Scene.

by JOHN BROOK

Oh brother

Con artists are en vogue right now. Brad Pitt, Mark Wahlberg and Nicolas Cage have all dabbled in thievery.

by ADAM KATZ

Albums

Carina Round The Disconnection Don't let her minor keys and tormented lyrics fool you: Carina Round is one happy camper.

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Review: Taking Lives

With Hollywood constantly churning out thrillers with obligatory "surprise endings," it's great to see a satisfying conclusion that doesn't make the movie fold like a house of cards.

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Zombies are hot

Carnage, carnage, blood, blood and then more carnage. The remake of the 1974 horror classic Dawn of the Dead retains elements of the original, while changing the story entirely.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

Lazy Journalism. Whatever.

What are you looking at right now? I am looking out the window at my next door neighbors' yard.

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My mind is a total blank

Everyone already knows that Charlie Kaufman is a genius. This is an acknowledged fact. The man who brought us both Being John Malkovich and Adaptation could not possibly be anything less.

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Editor's picks

Tami Fertig Q Lazzarus "Goodbye Horses" Y'know that scene in The Silence of the Lambs when serial killer Buffalo Bill tucks his crotch between his legs and dances naked to an obscure '80s synth-pop song before sewing a suit made of human skin?

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Not your average walkman

Hamilton Leithauser, lead singer of The Walkmen, isn't buying into any of the buzz. To him, the New York rock revival is nothing more than a press creation. "I don't buy any of that shit," he explains. Leithauser and bassist Peter Bauer left The Recoys in order to join The Walkmen, a group founded by three former members of Jonathan Fire*Eater -- Walter Martin, Paul Maroon and Matt Barrick. Fire*Eater was a critical success, and one of many "next big things" to never actually make it in the mainstream.

by JOHN CARROLL

Spear-mint

Michael Franti is 6'6" and thin -- wiry, some might say. Long dreadlocks peek out the front and back of the hat he customarily wears onstage, but they never seem to stay contained.

by ALEX KOPPELMAN

Passionate About The Passion

Movies and religion have never mixed well. Inevitably, a movie will misrepresent one religion or another and be faced with protests and threats of boycotts.

by EUGENE NOVIKOV

Don't sleep with Ashley Judd

In Twisted, directed by Philip Kaufman, Ashley Judd plays Detective Jessica Shepard. After the gruesome death of her parents, Jessica is raised by John Mills (Samuel Jackson), the San Francisco Police Commissioner.

by MATS OLSEN

Albums

Robbers On High Street Fine Lines Every up-and-coming band is touted as the new Smiths, Joy Division or Velvet Underground.

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Albums

Various Artists 50 First Dates Soundtrack This soundtrack to Adam Sandler's latest movie recruits a number of today's pop, rap and reggae artists in an attempt to put a modern spin on 13 '80s love song classics, but succeeds only in destroying the music of a decade.

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Get into the groove

@Street Text:I try to make it funky," Philadelphia singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Mike Brenner tells Street over a cup of coffee in Old City.

by TAMI FERTIG

You can't touch this ... without seven pairs of gloves

Badass. This movie is simply badass. When was the last time you heard of actors filming on the side of a mountain with 100 mph winds and ice crusting on their faces?

by HANNAH WURZEL

Editor's picks

Tami Fertig: Smokey Robinson Smokey is Motown. Listening to him sing those timeless love songs in that easy-on-the'-ears voice of his, I almost consider paying the $5 billion dollars to see him play live at Trump Plaza --the Atlantic City venue that caters to the octogenarians of New Jersey.

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