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Wednesday, December 11 2002

Sylvain Luc: Trio Sud

Now, I love jazz guitar but I can’t say it’s an area that I go to expecting too many surprises. I simply never


The Blood Brothers: March on Electric Children

To say the Blood Brothers play hardcore music is like proclaiming that ‘N Sync are a band—the declarations are indeed true, but they both


Teleparody:  Predicting/Preventing the TV Discourse of Tomorrow Edited by Angela Hague and David Lav

The collection of faux scholarly reviews at times even references itself.


Ready, Steady, Go! The Smashing Rise And Giddy Fall of Swinging London by Shawn Levy

The most successful amongst them possessed 'Face'.


Our Lady of the Lost and Found: A Novel of Mary, Faith, and Friendship by Diane Schoemperlen

The Mary of Schoemperlen's imagination is a considerate houseguest, a witty conversationalist, an avid reader, a breaker of diet resolutions, a shrewd shopper, and a congenial companion.


Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon by Justin Martin

By the time Clinton arrived, Nader was a has-been.


No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel by Janice Dickinson

Sometimes life is less interesting than fiction, even that of a star-screwing supermodel.


A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane’s Signature Album by Ashley Kahn

A Love Supreme was recorded the same way it was composed, and was composed the same way it was conceived: quickly, in the moment's inspiration.


Lighter than Air—Moral Poems by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, translated by David Constantine

Things that seem 'lighter than air' can carry secretly within them vast potential weights of human suffering and catastrophe.


Garbo by Barry Paris

... it's terribly difficult to fully realize and comprehend the awe that was Garbo.


Flame Tree - Selected Poems by Kevin Hart

Hart is a poet of consistent themes, whose work becomes (in this arrangement) structured around a systematic and co-ordinated series of repetitions.


The Crush by Sandra Brown

With more than sixty books to her credit, the eagerly anticipated thriller, The Crush is a welcome addition to the Brown canon of classics.


Tuesday, December 10 2002

Two Women (1998)

Tahmineh Milani charts the tragedy of stunted aspiration and the social subjugation faced by female participants.


Sunshine State (2002)

If there's anyone you'd want to have talking you through his movie, it would be John Sayles.


The Rocking Horse Winner (1950)

The fascination of British filmmakers with the visually dynamic even occurs in films that seem concerned with quotidian subject matter.


Monday, December 9 2002

Pam Tillis: It’s All Relative: Tillis Sings Tillis

Who better to record a tribute album to country music pioneer Mel Tillis than his own daughter? Pam Tillis, a country legend in her own


Tesla: Time’s Makin’ Changes: Videos & More

One of the more enduring music history debates concerns the Sacramento five-piece, Tesla. Were they or weren’t they justly lumped into the hair-metal category


The Richard Sussman Quintet: Free Fall

Free Fall is unquestionably a lost classic of jazz, one that you would have thought a major label or maybe one of Joel Dorn’s


Skeleton Key: Obtainium

If you’ve never heard of Skeleton Key before, and their new album happened to fall into your lap, you’d look at its darkly


The Secession Movement: Akedemic

Trying to place New Jersey’s the Secession Movement into some sort of table or chart for comparison against other groups is pointless. Call this


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