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Deleted Scenes: The Weekend Alone

A while back, my wife and I did the math on it, and determined that by the time I turn 33 in 2014, we will have been together for more than half our lives. I’m not on my own often, but this past weekend—brillia...
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Golden Void: One Quick Stop

Even if you discount the fact that Golden Void guitarist/vocalist Isaiah Mitchell is also in Earthless—whose jams will totally pull an Ark Of The Covenant on your face—or that his wife and Golden Void bandmate ...
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Deleted Scenes: Happy Anniversary!

OMG! This week marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq! Remember “shock and awe?” It’s been a decade already! Oh, how the time flies! Why it seems like only yesterday we all...
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Helen Money: Pulling Strings

Playing under her adopted moniker, Helen Money, experimental cellist Alison Chesley has reached new heights of progressive exploration with her third album, 2013’s Arriving Angels. The album, released by Profou...
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Deleted Scenes: The Snow Day

Last week I did something I don’t usually do and took a snow day. Generally, I’m the guy who trudges through whatever the conditions might be, the mail must get through, etc., but last Friday, waking up to what...
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Deleted Scenes: The Grumpy Editor

Last Friday afternoon, after yet another vigorous round correcting a draft of a review by one of this paper’s interns, former editor Patrick Slevin turned from his seat across the room and asked, “You wanna do ...
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Deleted Scenes: The Honesty Of Drones

If you’ve been listening, you’ve probably heard a lot of talk lately about the Obama administration’s propensity for killing people with robots. Mostly brown people. Sometimes brown people who are also U.S. cit...