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  • SOUND TRUMPS STUFF

    SOUND TRUMPS STUFF
    Al Margolis is mulling over a new idea for how he’s going to release his music in the near future: with stuff that doesn’t contain music at all. By phone, the New York-based veteran DIY sound artist (aka If, Bwana) and improviser says that he’s considering making various objets d’art, if you will, that people could buy just so that there’s a physical something. The purchase would include a download code for acquiring digital files.
  • Gas Prices Are Up, but So Is Average MPG

     
    There are plenty of Americans who purchase a high-mileage vehicle for environmental reasons, and sales of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles surged 84 percent in 2013. But when you start comparing the steady rise in sales of higher-fuel-economy...

    Batman ‘Arkham’ games review: ‘Blackgate’ simplicity bests ‘Origins’

     
    The word “simulation” often gets tossed around when discussing the “Arkham” series of Batman video games. The implication is that […]

    Musikfest announces country star as first headline act for 2014. Did we guess right?

     
    A singer whose debut album won him the Country Music Association’s Best New Artist Award and whose last four singles have gone gold or platinum will headline the main Steel Stage at Bethlehem’s Musikfest in August, the festival just announced....

    2013 L.A. Auto Show: Winners and Losers

     
    As in past years, luxury cars had a large presence at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but so did fuel-cell vehicles, which reclaimed a share of the spotlight alongside a new midsize pickup from GM and a redesigned version of...