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Pop Culture PIcks for the Week


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(Buena Vista)

This Oscar-nominated animated flick about a video game character who tries to become a good guy and leave behind his destructive tendencies has a real heart and will appeal to both young kids and anyone old enough to remember video games like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man.




This Japanese pianist deals in abstract concepts on her studio albums but this album — thematically about the activities that take place in a single day — thrives on the energy of the trio that Hiromi has assembled.

Hollis Brown

Ride on the Train

(Fat Possum)

This roots rock act out of New York City sounds so retro on its debut, you’d think the album was recorded in the ‘70s.

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