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Thursday, January 16 2003

National Security (2003)

Endeavors to complicate the standard black-white buddy dynamic.


Kangaroo Jack (2003)

Most often cast as sidekicks, Anthony Anderson has shown repeatedly that he can perform rings around supposed stars.


The Hours (2002)

The women are also functions of a coherent narrative, made comprehensible as embodiments of historical patterns.


A Guy Thing (2003)

A movie of this sort depends on a relentless illogic.


El Crimen del Padre Amaro (2002)

In El Crimen del Padre Amaro, the Catholic Church and its representatives are not immune from earthly corruption and desire.


Wednesday, January 15 2003

When the Women Come Out to Dance by Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard manages to entertain us and make us think.


The Undercut Reader: Critical Writings on Artists’ Film and Video by Edited by Nina Damino and Micha

the world unfolding inside it is always interesting and sometimes fascinating.


Sandy Koufax:  A Lefty’s Legacy by Jane Leavy

The glory and thrill of this pivotal game against the backdrop of a troubled country.


Prince of Lost Places by Kathy Hepinstall

Hepinstall's writing comes inflated by high praise.


Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper—Case Closed by Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell has gone ... silently and irretrievably mad"


Advertising Annual 2002 and New Talent Design Annual 2002 by B. Martin Pedersen, Editor

From an intellectual property standpoint, creativity is seen more and more as a force of constant innovation.


G-Strings and Sympathy: Strip Club Regulars and Male Desire by Katherine Frank

Precious little has been said about the individuals who drive this industry: the customers.


The Eagle’s Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World by Mark Hertsgaard

He's missing a hell of a lot because the water is rushing around him faster than he can drink.


Tuesday, January 14 2003

Lemon Jelly: Lost Horizons

Usually when I hear a great album, I can’t wait to sit down and write about it. When you write music reviews, it’s


Kathy Kosins: Mood Swings

Kathy Kosins is yet another contemporary jazz singer who writes her own material. Between Kosins, Carol Duboc, Shirley Eckhart, Cassandra Wilson, and Patricia Barber, it


Hoggboy: Or 8?

Whatever you do with this album, be sure not to look at the liner notes and photos before listening. Simply viewing these photos of four


Anne Heaton: Black Notebook

Having toured with Max Roach and been a piano player for various jazz and Latin bands in New York City, it seems a bit odd


Flying Burrito Brothers: Sin City: The Very Best of the Flying Burrito Brothers

The Flying Burrito Brothers appeared on their first LP dressed in gaudy suits and standing in front of a shed. While this photo gives the


Echo Is Your Love: 8 Hours

Try as you might, it would be next to impossible to find a sound anywhere near as bizarre and disjointed as that of Finnish band,


Cabruêra: self-titled

Wanna know more about new Brazilian music than most Brazilians? Check out this debut record by the coolest underground group in that crazy wonderful country.


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