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Movie Review: ‘BlacKkKlansman’ is Spike’s most inspired work in years – WTOP


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Movie Review: 'BlacKkKlansman' is Spike's most inspired work in years
WTOP
It's all backed by the powerful guitar of Terence Blanchard (“Inside Man”). Still, Lee's most powerful touch is his use of archival footage, opening with the Confederate crane shot of Victor Fleming's “Gone with the Wind” (1939), climaxing with the ...

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China’s CATL to start producing next-gen low-cobalt batteries in 2019: source – Reuters


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China's CATL to start producing next-gen low-cobalt batteries in 2019: source
Reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's largest lithium battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) plans to begin producing in 2019 next-generation nickel-rich batteries, which are cheaper to make and have longer life-spans, according to an internal ...

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BEACH HOUSE 7 (Sub Pop) – Santa Fe New Mexican


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BEACH HOUSE 7 (Sub Pop)
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“Dark Spring” opens this, their seventh album, with another new texture: Waves of electric guitar that make the group sound like shoegaze bands such as My Bloody Valentine. “Pay No Mind” transforms that guitar into a slow buzz that vibrates alongside ...

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Be the Cowboy – Pitchfork


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Be the Cowboy
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Before picking up a guitar for 2014's Bury Me at Makeout Creek, Mitski Miyawaki's instrument of choice was the piano. She played it on the two records she created as a studio composition major in college, where she was backed by a gigantic student ...

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US tariffs give big steel makers reason to be cheerful – The National


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US tariffs give big steel makers reason to be cheerful
The National
European steel makers are also benefiting from capacity cuts in China and robust global growth. Despite this, investors are reticent to bid up the stocks due to concerns the global trade rift triggered by Washington's steel tariffs will be protracted ...

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Ariana Grande: Sweetener review – pop’s ponytailed paragon gets weird – The Guardian


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Ariana Grande: Sweetener review – pop's ponytailed paragon gets weird
The Guardian
This week Alexis listened to. Bliss Signal: Bliss Signal. Soundcloud insists that Mumdance's latest project – this time with Irish musician James Kelly – is #metal. In fact, Bliss Signal is a euphoric, head-clearing rush of beats and guitar noise.

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China seeks global dominance in electric cars – EJ Insight


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China seeks global dominance in electric cars
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But Beijing plans to change all that for the new generation of electric cars – it wants to be the global leader. The “Made in China 2025″ plan identifies the production of electric car batteries as an industrial priority. Six of the 10 largest global ...

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Pretty Woman: The Musical brings the hit film to Broadway: EW review – EW.com


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Pretty Woman: The Musical brings the hit film to Broadway: EW review
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But overall, the songs by Bryan Adams (yes, that Bryan Adams) and Jim Vallance feel uninspired, a little cheesy (again, that Bryan Adams), and lifeless — try as they might to rev them up with Bon Jovi-esque guitar power chords. The lyrics can be ...

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