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Fantastic Plastics embraces technology as they criticize it

Peoria-based neo-new wave group Fantastic Plastics to play rare role in person Live interactive multimedia show on Saturday night when they stop at the Nightshop in Bloomington. Band members Tyson and Miranda Plastic now perform primarily on Twitch, broadcasting live shows from their basement to a growing fan base every Wednesday and Friday night. Tyson […]

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Review: “Ron’s Gone Wrong” Mixes Silly Slapstick With Clever Cultural Criticism

This image posted by 20th Century Studios shows Barney, voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer, right, and Ron, voiced by Zack Galifianakis, in a scene from Ron’s Gone Wrong. (20th Century Studios via AP) Photo: Locksmith Animation, HONS / Associated Press British studio Locksmith Animation’s debut feature, “Ron’s Gone Wrong” has plenty of slapstick and small […]

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TV shooting: ESPNU show does well to criticize Washington State’s ‘ghost’ pass interference call against Stanford

It was impressive of ESPNU to realize that it was Family Weekend at Pullman as the Cougars hosted Stanford at Gesa Field. And warning of the network to allow commentators Kevin Brown and Hutson Mason to describe the game live from their homes, avoiding the long trip to Washington. After all, not only were they […]

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Squid game: North Korea hails criticism of South Korean society

The viral drama quickly became Netflix’s most popular series to ever debut by the streamer. A state-run North Korean propaganda website is the latest to weigh in on Netflix’s hugely popular “Squid Game,” applauding what it believes to be the dramatic portrayal of the “bestial reality” of capitalist society. South. (By insider.) The Arirang Meari […]

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Parallel mothers review: pregnancy plot unfolds in sharp political criticism

Pedro Almodóvar’s films have long focused on marginalized individuals – the excluded, the mistreated, the neglected. However, these stories were far from melancholy tragedies. Injecting a distinctly Spanish sense of humor (and lots of primary colors), Almodóvar empowers his protagonists by allowing them to assert themselves in a world that continually tries to relegate them […]

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In response to criticism of the Harvard photo exhibition, the reader offers a decidedly different point of view

In his review of “Devour the Land: War and American Landscape Photography Since 1970” at the Harvard Art Museums, Mark Feeney finds the exhibition “prosecutorial” but complains about the lack of captions (“Out of focus”, Sunday Arts, Oct. 3). He writes that “Devour the Land” wants the museum visitor to feel “anger, disgust, moral superiority”. […]

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Demetrious Johnson backs Aljamain Sterling’s criticism: “Don’t believe in karma”

Demetrious Johnson doesn’t believe in karma, Aljamain Sterling. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion Sterling has suggested that Demetrious Johnson’s recent technical KO (TKO) loss via the knee (see here) to Adriano Moraes was due to karma. Sterling’s comment comes after Johnson argued a rule change was needed after Sterling’s attempts to stall led to […]

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Californian artists, a scathing critique of Texas’ relationship with its land – Texas Monthly

Anyone who’s ever taken a long drive in West Texas knows it’s a beautifully landscaped area with very few places to get out and stretch your legs. Unlike other states in the western United States which entered the Union under different circumstances and with a larger role in federal land management, the vast majority of […]