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Sigur Ros at Sound Fix (kinda)

Written by Josh Heerter on . Posted in Music, Posts

Sigur Ros, elfin Icelandic space-rock foursome of renown, are working on their newest album.  In an interview with Pitchfork, singer Jónsi Pór Birgisson intimated the upcoming album will not differ substantially from its predecessors, a revelation unlikely to bother many fans. Even if the album were a straight reissue of Agaetis Bryjun, we think those [&hellip
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Fancy and Nasty: Serendipity 3 Shut Down

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Serendipity 3, the high-end Manhattan eatery, has been shut down by health officials because of disgusting conditions.  As the AP reports, the restaurant was closed Wednesday night after failing inspection: more than 100 live roaches, live mice, mice feces and flies were found on site after inspections were carried out on two separate dates this [&hellip
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Would You Like Paper, or Swirling Maelstrom of Lifelessness in the Pacific?

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Hoarding plastic bags beneath the sink? Time to bring them back to the store. New York City retail stores may be required to set up in-store recycling programs for plastic bags, Reuters reports. The city council will vote soon on the proposal that would force all stores larger than 5,000 square feet to accept used [&hellip
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Happy Birthday, Mr. Pollard

Written by Josh Heerter on . Posted in Music, Posts

Robert Pollard, grandmaster of the venerated Guided by Voices, turns 50 today. If you haven’t heard of him, his versatile lo-fi rock won critical acclaim during the mid- 1990s, cresting with 1994’s Bee Thousand.  Essentially, he’s an expert at cutting gems with crass tools. Pollard is a known asshole, and his latest solo work could [&hellip
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DNA Doc’s Shock: He’s a Big-got

Written by Josh Heerter on . Posted in Education, Posts

James Watson has been asked to step down. You know, Dr. James Watson, as in Watson and Crick, from your entry-level bio class, the co-winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize for discovering the double-helix structure of DNA. Last week in London, Watson made some mildly controversial comments about the superior intelligence of people of European [&hellip
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Don’t Badmouth Dirty Laundry

Written by Josh Heerter on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Evan Coyne Mahoney produced and directed a new documentary about free speech on American campuses, Indoctrinate U.  The documentary is largely a critique of what Mahoney perceives as a malignant liberal bias in college classrooms across the country. But wait, there’s more. Recently, the New York Post ran a piece detailing how Mahoney, unsatisfied with [&hellip
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Innocence and Glee: Architecture in Helsinki at Blender

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If your breakfast cereal has tasted especially sweet lately, it’s probably the excess sugar that Architecture in Helsinki typically leaves behind in a billowy cloud of innocence and glee.  But wait!  If you’ve heard their new record, that sugar and glee may have turned to dust and sandpaper.  Lead singer Cameron Bird’s new tack of [&hellip
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