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This is Bari Kindle, a good friend and former college classmate. I’ve interviewed him on my podcast twice. He is also THE FUNNIEST MUHF***A I KNOW!

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Do I think critics often gang up on other critics when they don’t share their opinion on something? It’s been known to happen. But if someone writes a review that reeks of trolling, then it’s justified.

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Well, I’m back writing a culture column for the N & O. The first one out the gate is about Record Store Day. Good luck.

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rhapsodymagazine:

"If I were a friend of Joan’s, I’d want her to run the company, fall in love, win the lottery and all of those things. But as a fan of the show, I want something horribly tragic to happen to her. A terrible accident or something, because I think that would be interesting."

Christina Hendricks photographed by Tony Duran in Los Angeles

Rhapsody, April 2014

(via fuckyeahchristinahendricks)

Source: rhapsodymagazine
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This week’s TV at PW: Silicon Valley, Surviving Jack and Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time.

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Last week at the Scene, I reviewed the Stones Throw doc Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (which got me listing my favorite Stones Throw releases).

This week, I reviewed the dazzlingly mediocre Draft Day.

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Rappers at the N & O:

Danny Brown

Azon Blaze

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Over at the Metro, I reviewed Oculus (and give a shout-out to the movie above).

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I wrote about the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (where I took this photo with Albert Maysles so many years ago) in last week’s Indy, dropping some blurbs and interviewing guest curator Lucy Walker. I also blurb-reviewed the first half of the new von Trier movie. (BTW, I talk about Demetri Martin in this week’s issue.)

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Should critics know what the hell they’re talking about? Well, I think so.