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The Twilight Sad

With all the tepid bands coming out of Scotland over the past few years (the cursed Franz Ferdinand, the totally whatever Snow Patrol), it’s nice to finally hear a Scottish outfit with some, uh, balls. Though their name and album artwork–mostly illustrations done in the style of an old elementary-school primer–suggest something terminally effete, the […]

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Savage Love

I’m a 22-year-old male from Canada in a long-term relationship. The sex is fantastic, we’ve always been GGG, and our bedroom habits include talking dirty and light bondage, which she loves. However, my girlfriend sometimes complains that I “degrade” her in the bedroom, and she thinks that this is representative of a larger lack of […]

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Yasunao Tone

For years Yasunao Tone–a key member of Japan’s branch of the 60s Fluxus movement but a New York resident since 1972–had been looking for ways to keep his compositions unpredictable. In 1985 he struck gold: Long before the glitchwerks innovations of folks like Frank Bretschneider and Oval’s Markus Popp, he figured out how to override […]

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Asian American Showcase

The 12th annual Asian American Showcase, presented by the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media and the Gene Siskel Film Center, continues through Thursday, April 12, with screenings at the Film Center. Tickets are $9, $7 for students, and $5 for Film Center members; for more information call 312-846-2800. American Pastime Following the attack on […]