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True/False Film Fest 2018 Khalik Allah’s Black Mother

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True/False Film Fest 2018: Khalik Allah’s Black Mother

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True/False Film Fest 2018: Khalik Allah’s Black Mother

Because of its conveniently contained setting (Columbia, Missouri, home to the state’s largest university) and its independent ethic (a willful disregard for awards, promotional parties, industry dealing, and the atmosphere of corporatized networking that comes with all of this), the True/False Film Fest is regarded as a haven for both fans and creators of documentaries. It’s an unusually democratized event, and it celebrates the community of volunteers and musicians that help the event proceed so smoothly with as much fervor as it does the films and filmmakers that it hosts.

The warmth with which Columbia welcomes its many hundreds of annual attendees remains beguiling, but one of the amusingly dissonant things about True/False is that however much it feels like the city exists simply to host this event, an entire world carries on in and around it. On weekend nights, bars and sidewalks teem with ebullient undergrads, dangerously underdressed for their ambling from one party to the next. The fleeting world of the festival and the ongoing life of the town commingle and collide in fascinating ways; one undergrad stopped a group of us in the street at 1:30 am explicitly to recommend the charming 1972 pop-rock doodle “Magnet” by the band NRBQ. True/False is an idyll, but it’s just one of many ecosystems carrying on in Columbia on this particular weekend.

Grammy 2017 Winner Predictions

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Grammy 2017 Winner Predictions

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Grammy 2017 Winner Predictions

Hillary Clinton’s loss to the most unqualified presidential candidate in modern history proved once and for all that there’s no such thing as a sure bet. So while it might feel safe to assume Adele will emerge victorious at the 59th Grammy Awards, a sweep like the one she enjoyed in 2012 isn’t assured. Tempting as it might be, then, to look at the general field as a contest between Adele and another single-monikered pop titan, if the last year of alternative facts has taught us anything, it’s that up is down, black is white, and that no matter who’s in the White House, Beyoncé runs the world. With that in mind, here are our picks.

House Playlist Beach House, Burial + Four Tet, & Lemonade

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House Playlist: Beach House, Burial + Four Tet, & Lemonade
House Playlist: Beach House, Burial + Four Tet, & Lemonade

Beach House, “Myth.” Beach House seems to have known from the beginning what they wanted their music to sound like, and their past three albums are devoid of major stylistic departures. So why does this band keep surprising me? “Myth,” like Teen Dream’s best tracks, is only startling for how good the band has gotten (again), for how much more emotional nuance and audiophile drama Beach House can wring from the foundational interplay of Alex Scally’s luminous guitar patterns and Victoria Legrand’s glass shard of a voice. Sounding warmer and less austere than anything from Teen Dream, “Myth” is also a bit weightier, gentle enough that you can let it wash over you harmlessly, but still deep enough to drown in if you had a mind to. Matthew Cole