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Overrated/Underrated: HBO's 'Animals' wastes a cast of alt-comedy voices

Overrated/Underrated: HBO's 'Animals' wastes a cast of alt-comedy voices

There’s a lot of pop culture to sort through week after week. Times staff writer Chris Barton offers his take on what’s up and what’s down in music, movies, television and just about anything else out there that’s worth considering.

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Basia Bulat's 'Good Advice'

The Canadian artist previously known for autoharp-backed folk reaches for her own brand of infectious pop on her just-released fourth album with the help of producer Jim James from My Morning Jacket. While her voice flirts with a warbly buoyancy that can recall Belinda...

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