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    Rose Petralia doesn’t care if you don’t dig Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, she thinks they’re dreamy.

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    Mexican Calendar Girls

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    A great music town relies on a lot of talented people. In San Francisco, Peter Ellenby takes the pictures that let people know what they missed at the club last night, grace CD booklets or illustrate articles. Sometimes rock photographer, Bob Pomeroy tells you all about the book and photos.

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    Marshall Presnell is transported back to an age of sugary plastic heat when thumbing through this new retrospective of postwar animation and cartooning.

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    Who I Am and What I Want

    David Shrigley tries to explain who he is and what he wants… and yet, Brittany Sturgesstill isn’t quite sure.

  • The Worst Case Scenario Almanac – History

    The Worst Case Scenario Almanac – History

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    The Underachiever’s Manifesto

    Dream the possible dream! Go the extra millimeter! The stars? Reach for the popcorn bowl instead. If you’ve lowered your expectations and still have trouble meeting them, this how-not-to guide to achievement is a must-read. Better yet, ease back into that familiar-looking groove on the couch and let Carl F Gauze sum it up in three easy-to-swallow paragraphs.

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