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Published on October 24th, 2022

With newspapers across the country ditching daily editions as they struggle to stay afloat, it is in some ways a terrible time for print. But »

Published on October 21st, 2022

 Steampunk is a genre of science fiction that has roots in Victorian aesthetics and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology. Alas, first »

Published on October 16th, 2022

The influential English post-punk band XTC scored modest hits including “Dear God,” “Mayor of Simpleton,” “The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead” and “Senses Working Overtime” before »

Published on October 9th, 2022

Pop Art of the 1960s is as ubiquitous to collectors as the golden arches of McDonald’s: Lichtenstein, Warhol and Haring can be seen in the »

Published on October 8th, 2022

Working the piano, and the open mics and music halls of her hometown of San Clemente, Calif., Gal Musette arrived with an act of true »

Published on October 7th, 2022

A DECADE OF DAZE: Phil Pirrone’s Desert Daze Festival Celebrates 10 Years by Steve LaBate Hurtling through prisms of colored light in the desert dark, I »

Published on October 6th, 2022

Four trombone players sporting blonde bobs, black tails and fishnet stockings promenade down a dusty stair and through a heart-shaped neon-lit entryway, and what looks »

Published on October 5th, 2022

We Intend to Cause Havoc, the band name chosen by frontman Emmanuel “Jagari” Chanda and his mates, was a claim to distinction in a highly »

Published on September 23rd, 2022

While science helps to explain the brain’s response to psychedelics, the individual experience in all of its transformative capacity is spiritual — yet somehow still »

Published on September 23rd, 2022

Surfbort formed at the perfect time. In 2014, when the world seemed a little lighter, Dani Miller left California — to work in film in »

Published on September 22nd, 2022

A Cheshire cat slinks into an open seat at the bar next to Poison Ivy, while The Joker bolts outside, leaving his drink, to catch »

Published on September 22nd, 2022

Here’s a fact that seems made up: Florida has among the best state animal protection laws in America. So says the Animal Legal Defense Fund, »