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Best Mixtapes of 2014 (Starring Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, Your Old Droog, Speaker Knockerz)

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A look back at the best rap mixtapes of 2014. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Goodbye to All That,’ Starring Paul Schneider, Melanie Lynskey

Paul Schneider and Ashley Hewitt in 'Goodbye to All That.' Photo from the film.

Playwright and screenwriter of 'Junebug,' the award winning Angus MacLachlan, has done it again with 'Goodbye to All That' Read More »

Music Reviews: Jazz Albums from Ranee Lee, Rodney Whitaker, and Gian-Carla Tisera

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Three good quality 2014 jazz albums you may have missed. Read More »

“Serial” Podcast Reveals a National Appetite for Storytelling

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NPR's "Serial" has caught the nation by storm (and surprise). Read More »

Movie Review: Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ with Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, and Richard Armitage

The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies, Peter Jackson, Ian McKellan, Martin Freeman,

How does 'Battle' fit in and does it find time to end one trilogy while simultaneously setting up another? In one word: incredibly. Read More »

Book Review: ‘A Pleasure and a Calling’ – A Psychological Thriller by Phil Hogan

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A Pleasure And A Calling is an enthralling psychological thriller. Read More »

Billy Collins, Former Poet Laureate at the NY Botanical Gardens: ‘The Holiday Train Show’

Billy Collins reading "Winter," in Ross Hall at the NYBG during The Holiday Train Show. Photo by Carole Di Tosti

Children's screams of delight and laughter and adults "ahhhs" accompanied the beauty and splendor of the magnificent miniature recreations designed and staged amongst flowering plants and foliage. Read More »

XBox 360 Review: ‘Far Cry 4′

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'Far Cry 4' can sustain interest for weeks, months, even years. It is a credit to the gaming world. Read More »

Music DVD Review: Jack Bruce – ‘Rockpalast: The 50th Birthday Concerts’

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'The 50th Birthday Concerts' was Jack Bruce's party celebrating his long career with a wide menu of styles and a cast of all-stars. Read More »

Playstation Vita Review: ‘Tales of Hearts R’

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Whilst not the most original of JRPG's, and a little on the easy side, Tales of Hearts R is every bit the usual JRPG affair, and when it hits the right notes, it excels in every way. Read More »