Al Jazeera premieres documentary on youth

The diverse group of teenagers in Al Jazeera America’s new documentary TV series “Edge of 18” come from different backgrounds. But as they face independence, they all have one thing in common – intense, escalating pressure.

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Music Blog: Black Lips, Flying Lotus, Chali 2Na Dubstep

So here it is, installment number two of my weekly “what’s what” in the world of music. There’s some really great stuff going down this weekend, and some great new tunes getting serious rotation on my iPod.

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The Bug’s ‘London Zoo’ is untouchable

London Zoo… a foray into dubstep, an electronic music genre characterized by sparse rhythms, an emphasis on bass and a generally bleak atmosphere. It is packed with enough vitriolic hate to fill five Eminem albums and more nihilism than ten albums by any given black metal band.

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