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The Strokes are back! 8.7 hours of culture you should check out this week

Monday March 25 to Sunday March 31

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Don’t Kill My Vibe (remix)— This reworking of Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar’s breakout single from his much-hyped debut, Good kid/M.A.A.D city, features elder statesman Jay-Z dropping bars about Beyoncé, Obama and, er, the perils of private jets.

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Revolution— Launched to huge ratings last fall, this apocalyptic drama from Lost creator J.J. Abrams (featuring Winnipegger Tracy Spiridakos as a teen on the lam from the citizen militia) returns on Monday with a new episode.

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Things Fall Apart— Chinua Achebe, who passed away on Friday at the age of 82, leaves behind a rich bibliography, the most essential of which is this novel about a Nigerian tribesman’s downfall at the hands of British colonialists.

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Comedown Machine— Missing The Strokes? You’re in luck, New York’s skinniest return with their first album in three years on March 26, and Pitchfork Advance is even streaming it until the official release date.

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Q Live in New York— Jian Ghomeshi and his CBC Radio One show make it there, with guests Cyndi Lauper, David Cross, Vampire Weekend and, just because, Alan Alda. Streaming live at cbc.ca/q at 7 p.m., March 28.

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