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Far (album)
FAR is the fifth studio album by American alternative singer-songwriter Regina Spektor
Regina Spektor
, released in Europe through Sire Records on June 22, 2009 and North America on June 23, 2009 The album's first single, " Laughing With ", was uploaded to Spektor's MySpace page on May 8 and was released as a digital download on May 18 in the United States
United States
and parts of Europe, along with the b-side "Blue Lips". Two viral videos for "Dance Anthem of the 80s" and " Eet " were also released on Spektor's MySpace account. The official music video for "Laughing With" was released on iTunes on May 26, 2009. A special edition of the album was released with two bonus tracks and a DVD, which included four music videos. Spektor decided to work with multiple producers on the album. She has compared composing an album to taking a class, and as such, she wanted to have "multiple professors"
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Spin (magazine)
SPIN is an American music magazine founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. The magazine stopped running in print in 2012 and currently runs as a webzine . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Later years * 2 Spin Alternative Record Guide * 3 Contributors * 4 Year-end lists * 4.1 Single of the Year * 4.2 Album of the Year * 5 See also * 6 References * 6.1 Footnotes * 6.2 Bibliography * 7 External links HISTORYSpin was established in 1985. In its early years, the magazine was known for its broad music coverage with an emphasis on college rock , grunge , indie rock , and the ongoing emergence of hip-hop . The magazine was eclectic and bold, if sometimes haphazard. It pointedly provided a national alternative to Rolling Stone's more establishment-oriented style
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Rolling Stone
ROLLING STONE is an American biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner , who is still the magazine's publisher, and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason . It was first known for its musical coverage and for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson . In the 1990s, the magazine shifted focus to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, and popular music. In recent years, it has resumed its traditional mix of content. Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Press is the magazine's associated book publishing imprint
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Robert Christgau
ROBERT THOMAS CHRISTGAU (/ˈkrɪstɡaʊ/ ; born April 18, 1942) is an American essayist and music journalist . One of the earliest professional rock critics , he spent 37 years as the chief music critic and senior editor for The Village Voice
The Village Voice
, during which time he created and oversaw the annual Pazz ">'s music section—where they are currently published in his Expert Witness column. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 2.1 Consumer Guide and Expert Witness * 2.2 Pazz & Jop
Pazz & Jop
* 3 Style and impact * 4 Personal life * 5 Bibliography * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links EARLY LIFEChristgau was born in Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village
and grew up in Queens
Queens
, the son of a fireman. He has said he became a rock and roll fan when disc jockey Alan Freed moved to the city in 1954
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Rolling Stone Magazine
ROLLING STONE is an American biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner , who is still the magazine's publisher, and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason . It was first known for its musical coverage and for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson
. In the 1990s, the magazine shifted focus to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, and popular music. In recent years, it has resumed its traditional mix of content. Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Press is the magazine's associated book publishing imprint
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Haruki Murakami
HARUKI MURAKAMI (村上 春樹, Murakami Haruki, born January 12, 1949) is a Japanese writer. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan
Japan
as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside his native country. The critical acclaim for his fiction and non-fiction has led to numerous awards, in Japan
Japan
and internationally, including the World Fantasy Award (2006) and the Frank O\'Connor International Short Story Award (2006). His oeuvre received, for example, the Franz Kafka Prize
Franz Kafka Prize
(2006) and the Jerusalem Prize (2009). Murakami's most notable works include A Wild Sheep Chase (1982), Norwegian Wood (1987), The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1994–95), Kafka on the Shore (2002), and 1Q84 (2009–10)
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Pitchfork Media
PITCHFORK is an American online magazine launched in 1995 by Ryan Schreiber, based in Chicago
Chicago
, Illinois
Illinois
and owned by Condé Nast
Condé Nast
. Being developed during Schreiber's tenure in a record store at the time, the magazine developed a reputation for its extensive focus on independent music , but has since expanded to a variety of coverage on both indie and popular music . The site generally concentrates on new music, but Pitchfork journalists have also reviewed reissues and box sets . The site has also published "best-of" lists – such as the best albums of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, and the best songs of the 1960s – as well as annual features detailing the best albums and tracks of each year since 1999
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Paste (magazine)
PASTE is a monthly music and entertainment digital magazine published in the United States
United States
by Wolfgang\'s Vault . Its tagline is "Signs of Life in Music, Film
Film
and Culture
Culture
." The magazine began as a website in 1998. It ran as a print publication from 2002 to 2010 before converting to online-only. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Reemergence * 3 Content * 4 Awards * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe magazine, headquartered in Avondale Estates , Georgia. It was founded as a quarterly in July 2002 by Josh Jackson, Nick Purdy, and Tim Porter. It later switched to a bimonthly format. In 2005, Paste fulfilled remaining subscriptions for the competing magazine Tracks, which had ceased publishing its print edition. Paste became a monthly with its August 2006 issue
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The A.V. Club
THE A.V. CLUB is an entertainment website featuring reviews, interviews, and other regular offerings that examine media such as films, music, television, books, games, and other elements of pop culture . The A.V. Club was created in 1993 as a supplement to The Onion , although it had a minimal presence on The Onion's website in its early years. A 2005 website redesign placed The A.V. Club in a more prominent position, allowing its online identity to grow. Unlike its parent publication, The A.V. Club is not satirical . The publication's name is a reference to school audiovisual clubs "composed of a bunch of geeks who actually knew how to run the film strip and film projectors". CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 2012–14 Senior Staff Departures * 1.2 Television series * 2 Regular features * 2.1 Current * 2.2 Former * 3 Books * 4 A.V
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Entertainment Weekly
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Time Inc. , that covers film , television , music , Broadway theatre , books and popular culture . Different from celebrity-focused publications like Us Weekly
Us Weekly
, People (a sister magazine to EW), and In Touch Weekly , EW primarily concentrates on entertainment media news and critical reviews . However, unlike Variety and The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter
, which are aimed at industry insiders, EW targets a more general audience
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The Guardian
THE GUARDIAN is a British daily newspaper, known from 1821 until 1959 as THE MANCHESTER GUARDIAN. Along with its sister papers The Observer and The Guardian Weekly , The Guardian
The Guardian
is part of the Guardian Media Group , owned by The Scott Trust Limited . The Trust was created in 1936 "to secure the financial and editorial independence of The Guardian in perpetuity and to safeguard the journalistic freedom and liberal values of The Guardian
The Guardian
free from commercial or political interference." The Scott Trust became a limited company in 2008, with a constitution to maintain the same protections for The Guardian. Profits are reinvested in journalism rather than to the benefit of an owner or shareholders. The paper's readership is generally on the mainstream left of British political opinion
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NME
NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS (NME) is a British music journalism magazine published since 1952. It was the first British paper to include a singles chart, in the edition of 14 November 1952. In the 1970s it became the best-selling British music newspaper. During the period 1972 to 1976, it was particularly associated with gonzo journalism , then became closely associated with punk rock through the writings of Julie Burchill , Paul Morley
Paul Morley
and Tony Parsons . It started as a music newspaper, and gradually moved toward a magazine format during the 1980s and 1990s, changing from newsprint in 1998. An online version of NME, NME.com, was launched in 1996. It became the world's biggest standalone music site, with over seven million users per month. With newsstand sales falling across the UK magazine sector, the magazine's paid circulation in the first half of 2014 was 15,830
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Hulk (comics)
BRUCE BANNER: * Genius-level intellectHULK: * Superhuman strength * Superhuman durability The HULK is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics
. Created by writer Stan Lee
Stan Lee
and artist Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
, the character first appeared in the debut issue of The Incredible Hulk (May 1962). In his comic book appearances, the character is both the Hulk, a green-skinned, hulking and muscular humanoid possessing a vast degree of physical strength, and his alter ego BRUCE BANNER, a physically weak, socially withdrawn, and emotionally reserved physicist, the two existing as personalities independent and resenting of the other
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Piotr Tchaikovsky
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (/ˈɪljɪtʃ tʃaɪˈkɒfski/ IL-yitch chy-KOF-skee ; Russian : Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский; 25 April/7 May 1840 – 25 October/6 November 1893), often anglicized as PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKY, was a Russian composer of the romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, bolstered by his appearances as a guest conductor in Europe and the United States. Tchaikovsky was honored in 1884, by Emperor Alexander III , and awarded a lifetime pension. Although musically precocious, Tchaikovsky was educated for a career as a civil servant . There was scant opportunity for a musical career in Russia at that time and no system of public music education
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Rolling Stone Magazine
ROLLING STONE is an American biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner , who is still the magazine's publisher, and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason . It was first known for its musical coverage and for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson
. In the 1990s, the magazine shifted focus to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, and popular music. In recent years, it has resumed its traditional mix of content. Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
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Recording Industry Association Of New Zealand
RECORDED MUSIC NZ (formerly RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND (RIANZ)) is a non-profit trade association of record producers , distributors and recording artists who sell music in New Zealand
New Zealand
. Membership of Recorded Music NZ is open to any record label operating in New Zealand, and is dominated by the American and UK owned "Big Three " (Sony , Universal and Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group
). Recorded Music NZ has approximately 56 affiliate members. Prior to June 2013, the association was known as the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand
New Zealand
(RIANZ). RIANZ and PPNZ Music Licens