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Wednesday, May 29 2002

Chicken, Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent by David Henry Sterry

Sterry, a chicken no longer, brave enough to tell his tale, hoping it will do others some good.


Conversations with Richard Ford by Huey Guagliardo, Editor

Ford just may be the least catty writer in history. 'Other people's successes do not diminish you, your failures don't help others.'"


American Cultural Studies Edited by Catherine A. Warren and Mary Douglas Vavrus

'Are we, as intellectuals, really all that qualified to lead society?' she remarks, then later states succinctly, 'The public is us.'"


Tuesday, May 28 2002

Mary Timony: The Golden Dove

Since her beloved trio Helium went on extended hiatus years ago (never to return?), scene queen Mary Timony has remade herself as a solo songstress.


Seven Storey: Dividing By Zero

Arizona-based trio Seven Storey used to be called Seven Storey Mountain, and had two independently released records to their credit before North Carolina-based Deep Elm


Seven Witches: Xiled to Infinity and One

Quick: Name the ingredient missing from most so-called metal bands of today. If you answered “metal itself”, then give yourself a prize. Yes, it would


Ozzy Osbourne: Tribute

A long time ago, I managed to obtain an umpteenth-generation copy of a live recording of an Ozzy Osbourne concert called Bats Head Soup. A


Timo Maas: Loud

Few words in the realm of dance and electronic music are more fraught with peril than “artist album”. Many a gifted DJ/producer/remixer has


Con Dolore: This Sad Movie

The cover art for Con Dolore’s This Sad Movie album is a photo series showing a boy wooing a sad-looking girl, trying to win


Jim Boggia: Fidelity is the Enemy

TThey say that when the Model T started to catch on, Henry Ford bragged that you could have it in any color . . . as long as


Friday, May 24 2002

The Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah Winfrey and her Ego live in a world of their own, her highly successful 'O' magazine further illustrates her epic distance from the reality of most Americans.


Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

So in a post-September 11th world replete with conflicts from Afghanistan to continuous Palestinian-Israeli disputes, the lines between good and evil often seem blurry, and the cut-and-dry antics of galactic warriors instill a sense of hope, a realization of what morality should be. Who would've thought that the likes of Yoda, Obi Wan Kenobi and Chewbacca would serve as heroes for a celluloid generation whose sense of a world order would become crystal clear as a result of a few fictional characters?"


Thursday, May 23 2002

Various Artists: The Broken Machine: A Tribute to Nine Inch Nails

Vitamin Records is in the business of making tribute albums. The Vitamin catalogue features both the kooky (like the lounge music tributes Joyful Noise: The


Various Artists: If I Was Prince: The Tribute Album

As human beings, we know that there are certain unwritten rules in life. Jim Croce warned about the dangers of standing on Superman’s cape


Supremium: Tales

An on-going argument amongst power-pop fans has surrounded the issue of mixing and high fidelity. On one side, there are more classicist-minded listeners, who prefer


John Mayall: The Turning Point

Somewhere between the tumultuous decade that was the British music scene in the 1960s, several bands came out on the backs of lesser-known groups. While


Enon: High Society

In Enon, indie rock stops staring at its shoes and turns up the synths, the grooves, and the volume. The CD comes out of the


Antibalas: Talkatif

I wanted to love Antibalas’s first album, Liberation Afrobeat Vol. 1, a whole lot more than I actually did. It seemed like a great idea:


Airport 5: Life Starts Here

After witnessing a particularly uninspired performance by a usually-pretty-good local band (who shall remain nameless), my friend Curtis turned to me and said “sounded like


Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2002)

Director Shohei Imamura might be Japanese cinema's answer to Tom Waits.


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