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The Contrarian: Math Rocks

In 2012, the American protesters’ rally cry might have a bit of a different ring than it did in its incendiary first year. “We are the 94%” is unlikely to be a PR firebrand, but for the sake of respecting the o...

The Contrarian: Oh, Word?

Thank goodness for Jon Stewart. Besides having provided stoners political jump-on points since 1999 (note: Commenting on the enthusiastic audience response to the topic of capital punishment at the Republic...

Contrarian: Minor Complexities

There’s a certain curve to symphonic-leaning prog-rock, as it’s usually a bit heady and nearly always indulgent. Whether it’s homegrown or from established rock icons, those characteristics are ubiquitous, but ...