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La Big Vic | Cold War
In 2011, La Big Vic released Actually, a retro-futuristic avant-pop album playing skillfully with classical and experimental influences.
Underwater Peoples (2013)
| February 01, 2013
Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Aside from the obvious differences — a knack for Quidditch for example — George Smiley might be considered the Cold War equivalent of Harry Potter.
Alfredson tinkers with le Carré's spy classic
| December 16, 2011
The ICA urges examination of disaster
Disasters are innately mysterious. They are never pleasant, but nonetheless almost always compelling.
State of catastrophe
| July 22, 2011
Review: Perishable's Hedwig and the Angry Inch
If Alexander Platt's take on Hedwig and the Angry Inch were packed with any more energy, the bomb squad would have to be called out every night.
Lust for life
| July 01, 2011
"Rapture?! I hardly know her!": 5 of history's greatest failed predictions
So now all that bullshit Rapture hoopla is far behind us, it's time to revel in a little schadenfreude. While we laugh at those on...
| May 23, 2011
Regular readers of my column (all three of them) won't be surprised that my New Year's wish is for Sanford High, my alma mater, to finally put aside the racist mascot name of "redskins."
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
| December 31, 2010
Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops
Like other Call of Duty games, Black Ops is rated M for Mature, but that rating doesn't cut it anymore.
Historical fiction: Black Ops packs the Cold War with action
| November 19, 2010
Lawton and le Carré share their information
Information is dangerous currency.
| October 08, 2010
The death of the American city, revisited
Urban renewal is seldom discussed as anything but the great scourge of the American city — a disastrous post-World War II push to steamroll working-class neighborhoods and replace them with towering concrete buildings and cavernous plazas that sterilized
| September 17, 2010
If you haven't played any shooters for the past few years, Singularity will blow your mind. If you have, you probably won't be impressed — "formulaic" doesn't begin to cover it. Still, in spite of copycatting its competitors, Singularity has its cha
Not so singular
| July 09, 2010
Russians still spies, Die Hard still relevant?
Oh come on, only 15% is actually espionage! The rest is simply Ideological Subversion, duh. Alright, silly Americans, it's that time to reset the clock...
| June 29, 2010
A Soviet submarine finally meets its demise
Out on Allens Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island is finally saying goodbye to the Cold War.
| April 30, 2010
Shooting from the lip
Washington – Edward M. Kennedy's presidential campaign has a serious problem, and the problem appears to be Edward M. Kennedy. During the week in which leadership was transformed from a word in the lexicon of his campaign rhetoric to a measurable realit
Kennedy's gaffe on Iran manages to make a bad image worse
| August 28, 2009
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