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Review: Notes of Blue by Son Volt

“Notes of Blue” is a Delta record through and through, and, not coincidentally, it is one of Farrar’s most optimistic works to date.

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Santa Clarita Diet Breathes New Life Into The Genre of the Living Dead

“Santa Clarita Diet” only popped up on my radar a month or so ago with a clever, minimalist ad campaign that gave away just enough to intrigue: this is a show where Drew Barrymore eats people, and Justified’s Timothy Olyphant plays her relaxed stoner husband.

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Review: Summers In Space by The Bends

The power blues trio out of Pittsburg, Kan. are about to unleash a scuzzy tour de force upon us mere mortals.

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An Unfortunately Brilliant Series

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, based on the books by Daniel Handler (pen name: Lemony Snicket) is an exercise in fantastically morose whimsy.

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Review: Outer Sounds by The Too’s

The melodies, harmonies, and stellar songwriting all are present on Outer Sounds, but two new dynamics are at play here that really frames this record.

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Rogue One Is Star Wars At Its Most Bleak

Rogue One has done the seemingly impossible and made itself into the new Empire for the Star Wars franchise.

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Keeping Tabs On Congress: There’s an App For That

Countable is a smartphone app that tracks Congress activity and streamlines the process of contacting national representatives.

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One Mississippi Excels With Brilliant Dark Comedy

If you get too dark, you risk losing your audience; too light, and you risk losing your original point. Tig walks that tightrope better than any comic I’ve ever seen.

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Fayetteville Roots Festival Elevates Ozark Culture

If there was one common thread about Fayetteville Roots Fest, it’s what the bands who come here to play all say.