Night of the Creeps

Almost thirty years later, 1986’s “Night of the Creeps” is a horror science fiction film that is nowhere near being a masterpiece, but is still one of the best horror romps I’ve ever seen from the decade. Director Fred Dekker treated fans to a double dose of horror entertainment, offering “Monster Squad” and then “Night of the Creeps.” While both films aren’t universally renowned like “Bride
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10:04 by Ben Lerner

Leaving the Atocha Station was hailed as “one of the truest (and funniest) novels…of his generation” (Lorin Stein, New York Review of Books), “a work so luminously original in style and form as to seem like a premonition, a comet from the future” (Geoff Dyer, The Observer). Now Lerner’s second novel departs from Atocha‘s exquisite ironies in order to explore new territories of thought and feeling.
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Get Hurt by The Gaslight Anthem

For all Fallon’s talk of a massive switch-up, his band’s fifth album doesn’t shift too much from their usual lovelorn, jagged melodies. That said, opener ‘Stay Vicious’ is as brutal as they have ever dared be. “I feel just a like a stranger/I feel just like a murderer”, growls Fallon, like he’s been gargling broken beer bottles. Here, he briefly recaptures the rawness of their 2007
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Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti

Through original interviews, conversations, surveys, projects, diagrams and drawings from over six hundred contributors – including Miranda July, Cindy Sherman, Elif Batuman, Mac McClelland, Lena Dunham, Molly Ringwald, Tavi Gevinson, Rachel Kushner, Roxane Gay and Sarah Nicole Prickett – Women in Clothes explores the wide range of motives that inform how women present themselves through clothes, and what style really means. Purchase The Arcade #36
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I Will Not Be Afraid by Caroline Rose

Bob Boilen discovered Caroline Rose during his recent trip to Nashville and was immediately impressed. The 24-year-old songwriter has her roots in country and gospel music. Rose shows off her bright, agile voice on the catchy, rockabilly-tinged tune “Blood On Your Bootheels.” – All Songs Considered Rdio All Songs Considered 2014-09-23
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Crush Songs by Karen O

Karen O is and has been many things over the year but she’s never been quite this open and quite this sweet. These songs were recorded around 2005 but haven’t seen the light of day until now. The liner notes to the album read: “When I was 27 I crushed a lot. I wasn’t sure I’d ever fall in love again. These songs were written and
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The Shop Around the Corner

“There are no art deco nightclubs, shimmering silk gowns, or slamming bedroom doors to be seen, but this 1940 film is one of Ernst Lubitsch’s finest and most enduring works, a romantic comedy of dazzling range that takes place almost entirely within the four walls of a leather-goods store in prewar Budapest. James Stewart is the earnest, slightly awkward young manager; Margaret Sullavan is the new
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Rips by Ex Hex

“It’s the record of the summer, albeit one that’s arrived two months too late—a collection of perfectly lean power-pop tunes that evoke Tom Petty and the Runaways while conjuring the unruly energy of contemporary mid-fi bashers like Thee Oh Sees. Rips sounds fine on headphones or at home, but it’s best enjoyed in the car where it’s possible to feel more perfectly tuned into the music’s steady velocity. The production is clean, but
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In the Dust of this Planet by Eugene Thacker

The world is increasingly unthinkable, a world of planetary disasters, emerging pandemics, and the looming threat of extinction. In this book Eugene Thacker suggests that we look to the genre of horror as offering a way of thinking about the unthinkable world. To confront this idea is to confront the limit of our ability to understand the world in which we live – a central motif
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Stuart Saves His Family

Director Harold Ramis’s first film after Groundhog Day was adapted by Al Franken from his book I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!, and it differs from other recent Saturday Night Live comedy spin-offs in having vestiges of plausible life experience to supplement its central shtick. Franken himself plays a nerdy outcast in Chicago who goes into a psychic funk when
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