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Eliza C. Rubin

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R.E.M’s ‘Murmur:’ Eternally Original

R.E.M.’s music is in part a blend of styles that already exist, and in shifting our gaze, it reinvents the way we look at these genres.


‘The Dollop’ is Worth Your Time, If You Have Lots to Spare

Between the tale of a cartoonist who pretended to survive in the woods, and a sea captain so brutal that he gave his men dysentery, this podcast is guaranteed to entertain.

Altered Carbon Netflix

“Altered Carbon” Presents a Grimy World, but Plodding Plot

The premiere suffers somewhat from inconsistent anachronism—the people of the future don’t use the word “body” anymore, but still have those red, white, and blue barber-shop poles—but the overarching concept is exciting.