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Best of Orlando Party 2010 : Photos from Best of Party 2010

7/14/2010 | By OW

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Voodoo lounge: The mystical funk of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou

12/30/2009 | By Austin Powell

Séance of the ancient and urban, conjured by a spidery, hypnotic rhythm derived from spirit possession ceremonies, the Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou owes its black magic to the Vodoun eff...[MORE]

Stupid book, be more funny: ĎSimpsonsí history is long on process, short on zazz

12/24/2009 | By Andy Markowitz

The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History John Ortved Faber & Faber, hardcover Whatís that line? Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. It popped into my hea...[MORE]

Sole food: Eating organically and responsibly on a food-stamp budget

10/21/2009 | By Michelle Gienow

or the past three years, following the typical Michael PollanĖfueled, now-Iíve-seen-the-locavore-light conversion experience, Iíve been trying hard to feed my family good food. Itís more difficult...[MORE]

Censored!: The top 10 stories not brought to you by mainstream news media in 2008 and 2009

10/14/2009 | By Rebecca Bowe

Peter Phillips, director of Project Censored for 13 years, says heís finished with reform. Itís impossible, he says in a recent interview, to try to get major news media outlets to deliver relevan...[MORE]

Lard ass: Formerly demonized fat is actually good for you

4/30/2009 | By Michelle Gienow

So by now most of us have gotten the message: Trans fats are bad for you. Really, really bad. Whatís more, the same people Ė doctors, nutrition scientists, the whole fricking government Ė that...[MORE]

CAN CAN: Keeping fruits and vegetables just like Grandma did

2/5/2009 | By Michelle Gienow

I sort of stumbled into canning a couple years back when I lucked into free all-I-could-pick organic apples and suddenly needed a way to preserve a lot of applesauce. Or perhaps I should say I ...[MORE]

CHEESED OFF: Buying food without questionable ingredients is hard; making cheese isn't.

5/29/2008 | By Michelle Gienow

I'm funny about my food: I like it to be made out of, you know, food. But, you might reasonably ask, isn’t that what the stuff we eat is made out of? Well, yes and no; more and more often th...[MORE]

THE BIG SUCK: The St. Johns River has water. Developers want it. Does anything else matter?

11/22/2007 | By Owen Holmes

Lee Arnold. Fred Bullard. Bill Frederick. Gary Morse. Whit Palmer. Darryl Sharpton. Leo Vecellio. Heard of ’em? Probably not. But observers of a plan to drain millions of gallons of water...[MORE]


Mail Sack | 5/3/2007 | By

Everyoneís a poet Regarding ďThe Great Go-Goop War, Part IIIĒ [April 26]: An incredible, but not indelible, Waste of paper and ink, Donít you honestly think? Some tacky alt gunk, Pag...[MORE]

POP CULTURE FACTORY: How a small-town music fetishist turned an obession into a multi-million-dollar All Media Guide

2/8/2007 | By Brian J. Bowe

Pittsfield Township sits just on the outskirts of Ann Arbor, Mich. Itís a standard sort of middle-American sprawlburb, filled with strip malls and business parks. Valley Ranch is one such park, home...[MORE]


7/20/2006 | By Alex Brown, Evan George

There are any number of things you can do with our make-ahead beer-based Tapped BBQ Sauce, but here are two of the best ideas we had. Slow-roast some sticky tempeh ribs and simmer some sweet black l...[MORE]

Common bonds

Music Feature | 1/23/2003 | By Brian Howard

Let's face facts: There's not a city in Florida likely to ever vie for the title of The Next Seattle. Two Sunshine State bands, however, are poised to put a bit more shine on the state's reputation. ...[MORE]

Cable competition unplugged

Jim Hightower | 1/30/1997 | By Jim Hightower

Itís a new year -- do you know where your cable-TV bill is? Through the roof, thatís where! The typical cable subscriber now pays $36 a month, an all-time high. In 1996, Tele-Communications Inc., t...[MORE]

Bounty for job killers

Jim Hightower | 5/29/1997 | By Jim Hightower

There have been headlines recently about the stunning levels of paychecks that corporate executives pocketed last year -- averaging a 54-percent increase over the previous year. Behind the headline...[MORE]

Wrongs corrected and carried out

Jim Hightower | 4/10/1997 | By Jim Hightower

This week the Writerís Guild of America tried to right some decades- old wrongs by correcting the credits on movies written by blacklisted writers during the McCarthy era. At the time, the writers, t...[MORE]

Crime and punishment in conflict

Jim Hightower | 7/23/1998 | By Jim Hightower

When F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote that the rich "are different from you and me," he could have had in mind the special privileges being granted in Fauquier County, Virginia, to Susan Cummings. Until r...[MORE]

Be it resolved

Culture | 1/1/1998 | By Gwendolyn Knowles

Want to change your ways? Here are 50 places that could use your time and energy That time of year has come again when you make yet another New Yearís resolution that youíll never keep. So this yea...[MORE]

Common bonds

Music Feature | 1/23/2003 | By Brian Howard

Let's face facts: There's not a city in Florida likely to ever vie for the title of The Next Seattle. Two Sunshine State bands, however, are poised to put a bit more shine on the state's reputation. ...[MORE]

Red, white and Wilco

Music Feature | 4/4/2002 | By Molly Brown

The film's opening shots speak volumes. A camera records a rainy drive through Chicago as windshield wipers lazily lick away a light drizzle to reveal the downtown skyscrapers and traffic, and everyth...[MORE]

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130 reviews found. Showing page 1 of 7.

Nogatco Rd.

Recording review: by Sean Kantrowitz | 4/27/2006

In 1996, Kool Keith pioneered an underground hip-hop movement with Dr. Octagonecologyst, a strange concept album by his alter ego (Dr. Octagon) that satisfied many listenersí then-unmet needs fo...[MORE]

The ABCs of Anarchy

Recording review: by Christopher Howard | 5/26/1999

I've always been a supporter of Negativland's infamous intellectual-property challenges and copyright-infringement battles with U2's record label and the Record Industry Association of America, but th...[MORE]

Peel Session

Recording review: by Christopher Howard | 3/24/1999

Judging from this three-song, 25-minute EP, Autechreís ever-busy Sean Booth and Rob Brown seem like the type of guys who iron their socks and underwear. The electronica compositions from this Manchest...[MORE]

Baby Got Away

Recording review: by Christopher Howard | 3/10/1999

If you like Liz Phair, youíll probably enjoy Virginia Dareís "Baby Got Away." This trio of San Francisco fringe-music scenesters tackles similar day-to-day matters but lacks Phairís passion and gusto....[MORE]

Reach the Rock

Recording review: by Christopher Howard | 2/3/1999

"Reach the Rock" is the latest flick from John Hughes, the man who transformed teen-sex comedies into intimate, serio-comic dramas. Although I havenít seen it, I am eager to see how Hughes integrated ...[MORE]

The Oranj Album

Recording review: by Christopher Howard | 1/20/1999

The jazz parodists of Oranj Symphonette have their work cut out for them. This eclectic troupe performs oddball renditions of Henry Mancini film scores, tongue-in-cheek versions of revered jazz standa...[MORE]

Music Is Rotted One Note

Recording review: by Chris Howard | 1/13/1999

A recurring complaint about electronic music is that its creators cannot successfully perform live or play "real" instruments. Squarepusher, the brainchild of drum & bass extremist Tom Jenkinson, open...[MORE]

Ende Neu

Recording review: by Christopher Howard | 12/23/1998

Since their formation in 1980, German experimental outlaws Einsturzende Neubauten have nullified the division between everyday street noises and music, between art and life, thereby becoming perhaps t...[MORE]

3-Song EP

Recording review: by Chris Howard | 10/28/1998

After two disappointing major-label albums, music-noir icon Royal Trux is once again making difficult, challenging and richly rewarding sounds with intimacy and striking eccentricity. "3-Song EP" r...[MORE]

Punk Debutante

Recording review: by Jillian Crowther | 7/24/2003

With their debut single, "All Around the World (Punk Debutante)" and its chic, new-wave video, Cooler Kids provide the sound and vision to get into the groove and dance away Blue Mondays. As a lead-of...[MORE]

Fan Dance

Recording review: by Andy Markowitz | 9/6/2001

"I'm sending languages/ secret messages," Sam Phillips acknowledges on "Fan Dance"'s "Soul Eclipse." No kidding. Although Phillips has tended to work on a big canvas -- the mysteries of faith and love...[MORE]

The Coroner's Gambit

Recording review: by Daniel Piotrowski | 4/26/2001

Itís been more than three years since the last proper Mountain Goats album, and the times have changed. Singer/songwriter and sole full-time Mountain Goat John Darnielle returns to a more welcoming en...[MORE]


Recording review: by Matt Conoway | 5/2/2000

Started in 1984 as a style consortium of hip-hop, techno and metal, KMFDM was unjustly lumped in with Skinny Puppy and other purveyors of industrial mope. Then came the Columbine, Colo., massacre, and...[MORE]

Both Sides of the Brain

Recording review: by Matt Conoway | 4/25/2000

As contemporary hip-hop recedes further into the depths of commercialized concepts and regurgitated formats, there are still a few artists who continue to push the creative envelope. One such artist i...[MORE]

Pink Moon

Recording review: by Will Brown | 4/4/2000

"Pink Moon" is the third and final album by the late Nick Drake, the British folksinger who died of an overdose of antidepressants in 1974 at age 26. It used to be hard to find. For years, he was know...[MORE]

Infinite Possibilities

Recording review: by Will Brown | 3/21/2000

Groove Theory alumna Amel Larrieux's solo debut may not change the way you think about music, but "Infinite Possibilities" is a solid CD that's pleasingly simple and surprisingly nonretro. Unlike t...[MORE]

Got to Move

Recording review: by Keith A. Owens | 3/21/2000

Fans of old-style acoustic blues will get deep chills listening to this one. On "Got to Move," the way Homesick James approaches the slide -- nearly making the guitar cry out while integrating serious...[MORE]

Two Against Nature

Recording review: by Will Brown | 3/14/2000

When Steely Dan was last a major player in the pop marketplace, it was the summer of 1980. Two decades later the duo return where they left off with the release of "Two Against Nature." Trumpets, saxo...[MORE]


Recording review: by Christopher Howard | 2/23/2000

The press release for "Bang" touts U.S. underground indie darlings the Jesus Lizard as the '90s greatest live rock & roll band. Having witnessed their monstrous, bourbon-fueled act numerous times, I'd...[MORE]

Earwig Music: 20th Anniversary Collection

Recording review: by Keith A. Owens | 12/30/1999

Like a fair number of small labels dedicated to preserving a certain kind of music, Earwig was founded by a blues lover who followed a "calling" to support the music as a lifetime obsession. Now Micha...[MORE]

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