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Vera Drake

Vera Drake

Vera Drake

This ultra-compelling movie is definitely a keeper, but what makes it a must-see is Staunton's pitch-perfect performance...

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The Delgados — Universal Audio

The Delgados -- Universal Audio
but not saccharin, famously lush, every track shines majestic. Every track. Which makes for an astonishingly beautiful album.

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2004 Presidential Debates Mix Tape

Record Store Democracy

Record Store Democracy

Below is a suggested mixtape of songs which best reflect the stand-out moments of the 2004 presidential debates.

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Love Thy Cheek While They Turn the Other Neighbor

Yes, Christmas is a time to celebrate the winter solstice with trees, lights, feasts, merriment, music, wine, frolicking, and all those other madcap fun Pagan rituals that the Church co-opted in order to get the peeps on board for Christmas all those years ago.

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Aunt Dan and Lemon

Shawn writes masterful dialogue which has its own power to disorientate and discomfort. He uses Henry Kissinger and the Vietnam War as a vehicle to bring out this discussion, but George Bush and Iraq could be cleanly substituted for the same effect.

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