Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

James,

Once again you prove why I am a huge fan of your work. (I CAN’T BREATHE – Issue: 12/10/14) Twice in nearly as many weeks you have hit it out of the park. I supported the Wilson Grand Jury’s decision because the evidence supported that decision. Here in Staten …

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Shoreworld: Exploring The Grunge-Filled “NOW” Of The Lord Calverts

Garage rock is a misunderstood and overused term. Most carelessly throw it out there as a descriptive for a bunch of nerdy high school kids exorcising their pimply-faced angst in a desperate attempt to flag some sign of approaching adulthood. But it’s far from that. Some of the world’s best …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: December 26 – December 31

I Am The Avalanche/Bowery Ballroom/December 26, 2014

Vinnie Caruana was the vocalist for Long Island-based melodic hardcore punk band The Movielife from 1997 to 2003. Caruana formed the Brooklyn-based post-hardcore outfit I Am The Avalanche in 2004. The homecoming concert at the Bowery Ballroom was marked with passionate vocals, smooth …

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Shoreworld: Cut Pieces – A Tribute To Yoko Ono

When it comes to the subject of Yoko Ono, so much vilification has been written about her that it’s almost pointless to reiterate here. But love her or hate her, you have to think about the fact that if John Lennon saw something wonderful and original in Ono, what was …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: December 16 – December 20

Fishhead Stew/The Marlin Room At Webster Hall/December 16, 2014

After the iconic New Orleans funk band The Radiators split in 2011 after 33 years together, vocalist/guitarist Dave Malone and guitarist Camile Baudoin formed Raw Oyster Cult and Fishead Stew to continue the tradition of The Radiators. A pre-Christmas jam at …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Corrina, Corrina

My local friends, we meet again. Here’s to hoping some local music can make your week a little brighter. First and foremost, huge shout out to my local friends Sekond Skyn, who will be opening up for HELLYEAH at Starland Ballroom on March 1; huge gig for you guys! I …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Classical Gas & Other Delights

“Like Rain it sounded till it curved/And then I knew ‘twas wind/It walked as wet as any Wave/But swept as dry as sand/When it had pushed itself away/To some remotest Plain…”—Emily Dickinson [1830-1886]

Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu [1930-1996] was musically influenced by French composer Claude Debussy [1862-1918] but his “And …

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Queued Up: ‘Lucy,’ ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘Game Of Thrones’ and More!

LUCY (2014)

The buildup: After an unwilling drug mule (Scarlett Johansson) to a Taiwanese kingpin accidentally absorbs the powerful drugs sewn into her belly, she begins accessing parts of her brain other people cannot. Utilizing her burgeoning psychokinetic abilities, knowing her lifespan is now limited, and aware that the crime …

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Kam On Film: ‘Black Or White,’ ‘The Imitation Game’ and What’s New In Theaters

Black Or White

Relativity Media

Rated PG-13 for profanity, fighting, ethnic slurs, and mature themes involving drugs and alcohol

Grandparents Square-Off Over Biracial Child In Contentious Courtroom Drama

When Elliot Anderson’s (Kevin Costner) wife Carol (Jennifer Ehle) perishes in a tragic car accident, he suddenly finds himself facing the prospect …

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Reality Check: Super Taint – Cheating New England Patriots Befoul Super Bowl Again

Author’s Note: As a friendly disclaimer, the below is the rantings of an always-disgruntled NY Jets fan, whose disdain for the New England Patriots is profound, but, mind you, one that has always maintained that Tom Brady, while being a whiny fop, is the finest quarterback of his generation. Just

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