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Concert Review: Duran Duran

I was 14 when Duran Duran first hit it big in the United States with “Hungry Like the Wolf.” It became an MTV staple, and girls treated the band as if they were the second coming of the Beatles. That made a teenage boy uncomfortable. Despite the critics’ tossing aside of the band, citing their …

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Review: Google Home

The Internet of Things is finally upon us, and Amazon and Google are fighting it out for the interface to that new world. Amazon’s Echo, priced at $179, was a little too expensive for me. So I bought the Google Home, a more compact and sleek device that reminds me of a Glade air freshener. …

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Album of the Year: Death of the Cool, Cotton Mather

Cotton Mather may be one of the best bands you’ve never heard of. Granted, they had their chances. Their album Kon Tiki, recorded on a four-track recorder, was praised by none other than Noel Gallagher of Oasis. It still didn’t turn them into rock stars. The band broke up for a while, pursued other projects, then reunited to …

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