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Thursday, December 5 2002

Equilibrium (2002)

Hooray for kicking opponents' heads in, fancy wirework, and twirling black topcoats.


Empire (2002)

Of the many crazy clichés in Empire, Isabella Rossellini's big fat hair has to be the loony-tunesiest.


Daughter From Danang (2002)

Dolgin and Franco work hard not to exploit Heidi's naïvete for its narrative potential.


Analyze That (2002)

To endure Analyze That requires not just suspension of disbelief, but suspension of neurological activity as well.


Wednesday, December 4 2002

Amon Tobin

The attitude of the cooler-than-cool couple in front of us in line for Amon Tobin, the Brazilian electronic musician/mad scientist, pretty much summed up


Smokey & Miho

When Smokey & Miho performed the quiet, haunting samba “Canto de Pedra Preta” on Saturday night, I felt the urge to sock someone. It’s


Rhett Miller + thedamnwells

Rhett Miller thedamnwells You almost have to wonder if it’s a fake name. Rhett Miller. Sounds like a man who is a bit older


John Mayer

Growing Pains John Mayer represents the best of the new mainstream pop movement. Whereas mainstream pop of recent years has been about young, beautiful puppets


Guns N’ Roses

Expect the worst, pray for something decent. That was my mindset going into the Chicago Guns N’ Roses gig this past Monday night, the seventh


Neko Case + Jim and Jennie and the Pinetops + Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter

S E T    L I S T FavoriteOutro With Bees[untitled new song]Twist the KnifeStinging VelvetPretty GirlsBuckets of RainGhost WiringDeep Red BellsSet


Dan Bern

“If you’re gonna ruin my show, get the fuck out.” Dan Bern stopped midway through his first song, “Hey God”, to direct an astonishingly


One Man’s Bible by Gao Xingjian

Gao himself is a firm believer that word embellishments will not substitute for the truth.


Manhattan Monologues: Stories by Louis Auchincloss

There's depth and a taste that can only be attributed to a well-cultured insight refined within the headiest caskets.


The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

It was a whole lot better when it was called Ghost.


The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World by Marti Olsen Laney, Psy.D.

...what's an introvert to do in such a hostile environment?"


The Future Homemakers of America by Laurie Graham

This is an old and well-worn path.


Tuesday, December 3 2002

Kevin Welch: Millionaire

If there is such a thing as a good penny—you know, the opposite of the bad penny that shows up when you don’t


The Wallflowers: Red Letter Days

After a less than appealing last album, the Wallflowers decided to change things slightly. Gone were the twang guitar riffs of Michael Ward, who left


Noel Sanger: Summerbreeze2

The Miami club scene is one of America’s hottest, but to listen to most critics and DJs talk you’d never know it. For


The Sadies: Stories Often Told

Canadian twangsters, the Sadies, aren’t your typical alt-country act. Their music is steeped in country tradition, all right, but it’s much darker, and


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