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Stingray Sam trailer

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By Melissa Banigan in New Film on Monday 7 September 2009

I love everything Cory McAbee creates, from the music he performed as front-man with the fabled band, The Billy Nayer Show, to his cult classic film, The American Astronaut. Stingray Sam, premiering September 15th, is a great addition to his oeuvre.  Already receiving rave reviews from the critics, this musical space-western mini series is, according to […]

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Ryan O’Rourke’s birdhouses

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By Melissa Banigan in New Products on Friday 4 September 2009

What do you get if you mix Bauhaus and birds with a flat, Paul Steinberg aesthetic? Gorgeous illustrations by Ryan O’Rourke, as well as a wide array of carefully constructed birdhouses that will make city dwellers wish they lived in the suburbs.

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Jandek

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By Melissa Banigan in New Music on Friday 4 September 2009

Mystery has shrouded Jandek since the ‘band’s’ music arrived on the scene in 1978 (although calling Jandek a ‘band’ is rather misleading). Since then, Jandek has produced over 60 self-released, often atonal avant-garde blues and folk, albums.

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Max and the Siamese Twins book

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By Melissa Banigan in New Products on Thursday 3 September 2009

What do you get when you mix a dark fairy tale involving Siamese Twins with paintings by fifty of the most innovative, off-the-cusp artists in the art world? A gorgeous, limited edition first printing of the book, Max and the Siamese Twins. Intrigue, lust, love, burlesque, and a whole lot of trouble, that’s what you […]

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