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Monday, July 22 2002

Mr. Show with Bob and David: The Complete First and Second Seasons

Sketch comedy with loose rules and borders, intermixing live sketches with filmed bits.


Monk

If the energy and originality of the storylines catch up with Monk and Sharon's dynamic, the series can only improve.


Donahue

Donahue was visibly overwhelmed by the venom and ferocity of the guests' attacks against one another.


Thursday, July 18 2002

Silkworm: Italian Platinum

It’s sad when a band’s seventh album is the one that’s supposed to gain them widespread exposure in the underground, but doesn’


Scuba: King Britt Presents Scuba: Hidden Treasures

Who the hell is this guy? He’s been Silkworm, the DJ for early ‘90s flash-in-the-pan rappers Digable Planets. Remember Digable Planets? They were jazz-obsessed


Les Yeux Noirs: Balamouk

I recently saw Les Yeux Noirs playing to a sold-out enthusiastic crowd at Henflings, a little biker bar in the Santa Cruz Mountains. My first


Koop: Waltz for Koop

When you hear the new album by Swedish duo Koop, your first instinctive thought is, “This is a jazz album.” Even when you notice that


Solomon Burke: Don’t Give Up on Me

Soul artists the stature of James Brown and Aretha Franklin will always be worth paying attention to simply because of the magnitude of their past


Autechre: Gantz Graf

Every year, the schism that divides electronic music into two very distinct and easily recognizable halves seems to grow larger and larger. On one side,


Aden: Topsiders

A lot of people found it curious that DC-based indie-poppers Aden elected to name their last two records after Steely Dan songs (“Black Cow” and “


To Be Kurt, Not Short: A Three-Part Interview with Kurt Busiek

Kurt speaks with A. David Lewis about his relationship with Marvel Comics, the difference between history and continuity, and what 'truly' matters to the readers.


The Night Stalker

Ever since the debut of the landmark TV movie, The Night Stalker, the cry has been, "When are we going to see a Kolchak


Sunshine State (2002)

Its attention to intricate sociopolitical tensions, Sunshine State, recalls Sayles' previous work.


Stuart Little 2 (2002)

With all the incessant action, 'SL2' feels like it's trying to be bigger than it is.


Lovely & Amazing (2002)

Even as the girls in Holofcener's world have their own problems, they provide acutely recognizable reflections.


K-19 (2002)

For all its efforts to offer other views, 'K-19' is an all too average U.S. war movie.


Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Busta out-acts and out-spectacularizes Tyra Banks.


Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

The we-love-'50s-giant bug-movies homage by Independence Day and Godzilla makers.


The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

Undertakes yet another examination of the restraints of orthodox Western religion.


Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002)

It's near-endlessly entertaining to watch him handle the crocodiles.


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