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Documentary 'Taqwacore' Examines Muslim Punk Musiciansnew

Director Omar Majeed doesn't try to hide the artists' laziness and contradictory ideologies. His film embraces the musicians for the confused, irresponsible, sometimes delusional yet often admirable punks that they are.
NOW Magazine  |  Radheyan Simonpillai  |  10-16-2009  |  Reviews

Mirror Universe Tapes Helps Revive Interest in a Once-Dead Formatnew

It's hardly worth declaring a cassette revival, or even to say tapes are the new vinyl. But the recent success of the Charleston-based cassette-only record label Mirror Universe Tapes seems to indicate otherwise.
Charleston City Paper  |  Bryan Reed  |  10-14-2009  |  Music

As Pop Culture Sucks on Myths, Some Real Vampires Tell Their Storiesnew

I'm sitting in the Winstead's by the Plaza waiting for a group of people I've never met. It's the monthly meeting of Gathering Dusk, a Midwest meet-up club that's primarily for people who identify themselves as vampires.
The Pitch  |  Peter Rugg  |  02-24-2009  |  Culture

The End of the Hipsternew

Dragged into the daylight, the youth culture that would not be named has finally been named, branded, marketed, and sold. Time to move on? Whatever.
NOW Magazine  |  Joshua Errett  |  12-12-2008  |  Culture

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