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Thursday, July 18 2002

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.


Wednesday, July 17 2002

Various Artists: The Stiff Generation

Most reviews of tribute albums start with something about how tributes are a dicey proposition, and how the best tributes capture the spirit of the


Paul Westerberg: Stereo / Mono

“This is rock and roll recorded poorly, played in a hurry, with sweaty hands and unsure reasons. How it sounds, what it says, who played


Starlet: When Sun Falls on My Feet

The phrase “Swedish pop” has been known to confuse more than a few casual music fans. For most, the first artist to leap to mind


Penniless: Anola

Penniless has this sort of graph on their website of the bands reviewers most often name when searching for comparisons. Though I have visited many


Marah: Float Away with the Friday Night Gods

For Philadelphia brothers Dave and Serge Bielanko, the cornerstones behind roots rock group Marah, a change of pace, scenery and attitude was definitely in the


The Mooney Suzuki: Electric Sweat

Urgent and exciting, Electric Sweat by The Mooney Suzuki is not for the passive listener. With 10 noisy and racing songs, the album gets blood pumping


Ray Kane: Wa’ahila

Ray Kane is one of the few guitarists who can thank fish for his music. At one time, the art of Hawaiian slack key guitar


Oasis

S E T    L I S T Fuckin’ in the BushesHelloThe Hindu TimesHung in a Bad PlaceGo Let It OutColumbiaMorning GloryStop Crying Your


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