Chromeo lights up Independent stage with neon and New Age ’80s

Chromeo, the Quebecois electrofunk duo of Dave 1 and P-Thugg, played a steady stream of its New Age ’80s jams at The Independent in San Francisco on April 12. The set was chock-full of oldies but goodies, especially from the duo’s first three LPs, including “Bonafied Lovin,” “Tenderoni” and “Night
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On board for a darker, heavier ‘Mad Men’

Tuning into the season premiere of “Mad Men,” audiences might have expected another showcase of whiskey-soaked, midcentury cool from one of our dapper protagonists. Instead, “Time Zones” starts off in a room in Sterling Cooper & Partners, muffled by a gloomy, stifling winter sky. Freddy Rumsen (Joel Murray) stares us
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‘Spying on Democracy’ weighed down by the facts of the trade

When attempting to provide an unbiased outlook on the United States government and its politics, where does one begin? For Heidi Boghosian, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild and author of “Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance,” the investigation hinges on its undisclosed facts. Boghosian’s
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The at-home Coachella experience

I sat down in my desk chair, opened up my computer and clicked on the Coachella live stream on YouTube. As has been my tradition the past few years, I began to pretend I was actually there. And, just by pretending, I was able to enjoy the music and the
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Planet Booty’s music is more than just the booty of jokes

Planet Booty wants you to know that they’re not just a joke band. Even though they don skimpy sailor costumes and write songs about — who would’ve thought — booties, they are taking their sound in a more serious direction come June 2, when their second full-length album, Future Sweat,
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Questioning consciousness in film ‘Transcendence’

Wally Pfister made it a point to emphasize to the audience that “Transcendence,” his directorial debut, was a sci-fi thriller meant as entertainment. The film, starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany, revolves around the possibility of uploading a human consciousness to a computer. At an event April 9
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Disney documentary ‘Bears’ it all for the camera

Oski would be proud of the new Disneynature film “Bears.” This documentary promises bears, and it does not disappoint. Not only does the movie provide the cuteness and the knowledge one would expect from a documentary about a mama brown bear and her newborn cubs, but it goes further, giving
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