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  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Top Ten Latin Music Albums of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM.Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to le ... More >>

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • News

    July 27, 2006

    All the World's a Stage

    Doug and Wendy Ishii are more than mere players in the realms of science and theater.

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

  • Film

    December 28, 2000

    Mexican Jumping Scenes

    The bucks stop here for the mythic cowboy life.

  • Film

    January 20, 2000

    Red Alert

    A ragtag bunch of actors take on the Feds in Tim Robbin's Cradle Will Rock.

  • Film

    May 7, 1998
  • Film

    March 27, 1997
  • Music

    December 12, 1996

    Christmas Seasoning

    Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.

  • Film

    August 24, 1994