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Why there won't ever be another 'Big Four' - and why that's a good thing

In April, thrash metal's self-billed "Big Four" — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax — played a one-off American show in the middle of the desert in Indio, California.
The state of metal
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 26, 2011
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Review: The Smurfs

It may be a 3D movie set in a world populated by computer-animated blue-skinned natives, but this isn't Avatar .
An uninspired rip-off
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 29, 2011
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark create a newer wave

A wise man once said that there's no future in nostalgia, and conspicuously missing from these pre-packaged retro tours have been Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark create a newer wave
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  March 04, 2011
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Review: Glory Daze

In this era of ironic nostalgia, the '80s are an easy punch line. But the decade did have its moments beyond leg warmers and the Preppy Handbook .
An unfunny comedy about the '80s
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  November 27, 2010

She-Ra turns 25, remains ahead of her time


She-Ra's bad-ass backstory, as explained in her first appearance in Secret of the Sword She-Ra: Princess of Power, a spin-off of He-Man that capitalized on...
By Maddy Myers  |  September 27, 2010