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Music Reviews: Beat Circus – ‘These Wicked Things’ and Michael McDermott – ‘Orphans’

Brightly inventive in the service of a dim mood, the songs on Beat Circus' 'These Wicked Things' smell of existential desperation. It's one of the cooler albums to cross my transom this year.

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SXSW 2019 Border Wall Documentary Premiere: ‘The River and the Wall,’ Winner of Lewis Black ‘Lone Star’ Award

The River and the Wall, Ben Masters, SXSW 2019 World Premiere documentary, Jay Kleberg, Filpe DeAndrade, Heather Makey, Austin Alvarado, Beto O'Rourke, Texas-Mexico border

Ben Masters' film 'The River and the Wall' is a must-see documentary exploring the land, ecosystems, and people who are and will be affected by Trump's border wall.

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SXSW 2019 Film Premiere, ‘Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins’ with Rachel Maddow, Dan Rather

RAISE HELL: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins, Molly Ivins, Janice Engel, Dan Rather, Cecil Richards, Rachel Maddow, SXSW 2019 World Premiere Documentary, festival favorite

Viewing this documentary you will get better acquainted with Molly Ivins, the six-foot-tall, hard-drinking, wisecracking, strong-willed friend of Texas Governor Ann Richards. You'll wish you had known her personally.

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Book Review: ‘The Bird King’ by G. Willow Wilson

The Bird King

Some books are adventure stories, some are fantasies, and some are historical fiction. However very few writers manage to successfully combine all three. With her newest book, The Bird King, from Grove/Atlantic Press, G. Willow Wilson has joined the ranks of those who’ve accomplished this remarkable feat. Fatima is a …

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