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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

One of the year's best movies
In Andrew Dominik’s revisionist Western, Jesse James is not a character.
By: RICHARD BECK  |  October 05, 2007


Unfreaked Folk

Devendra Banhart, Roxy, September 25, 2007
Devendra Banhart may have found his true calling at the Roxy last Tuesday as a small-time professional entertainer.
By: RICHARD BECK  |  October 01, 2007


The Game Plan

Sweet in its misguided mawkishness
Come for the end-around blitzes, stay for Rock’s dance as an enchanted tree, complete with tights.
By: RICHARD BECK  |  September 26, 2007


War of the words

50 Cent versus Kanye West
50 Cent has a long history of initiating beefs before he releases a new album.
By: RICHARD BECK  |  September 12, 2007


Aesop Rock

None Shall Pass | Definitive Jux
Sometimes I don’t have one goddamn clue what misanthropic underground hip-hop king Aesop Rock is talking about.
By: RICHARD BECK  |  August 28, 2007


The Cats of Mirikitani

The self-appointed co-star needs to be cut
Jimmy Mirikitani is a homeless Japanese-American artist living on the streets of New York’s Lower West Side.
By: RICHARD BECK  |  August 15, 2007


Explicitly yours

R. Kelly after the sex jokes
The easiest way out with R. Kelly — as with Bill Clinton or Paris Hilton — is sex jokes.
By: RICHARD BECK  |  August 07, 2007


Noise ploys

Rediscovering the joys of Japan’s Boredoms
Vision Creation Newsun  was a fitting finale for the Japanese noise-rock band Boredoms.
By: RICHARD BECK  |  June 25, 2007
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