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Friday, May 3 2002

Who Owns History? Rethinking the Past in a Changing World by Eric Foner

Each generation, each separate age of man, writes its own history from that time frame's unique perspective.


Seek: Reports From The Edges of America & Beyond by Denis Johnson

From modern-day hippies, to war-weary Africans, to a Kabul under Taliban rule, to Christian biker rallies, Denis Johnson offers glimpses of how the other half lives in a collection of essays.


Points of Departure: New Stories from Mexico Edited by Monica Lavin; Gustavo V. Segade, translator

'The Hostage' by Álvaro Uribe, is a nightmare scenario worthy of Poe--and its translation is nimble and facile enough that it doesn't get in the way.


Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex, Second Edition by Pat Califia

Those familiar with Califia's work know it can be difficult to decide which is more disruptive to mainstream culture: Califia's writing, or Califia himself.


Hi There, Boys and Girls: America’s Local Children’s TV Programs by Tim Hollis

Children's television has never concealed its true intents; a half-hour long cartoon is as much an advertisement for a set of action figures as it is entertainment.


Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart

... sometimes they are just plain wrong. McDonough and Braungart see a world of abundance. A flight over Haiti or Romania would cure that delusion.


Thursday, May 2 2002

Shaggy: Hot Shot Ultramix

If you love Shaggy, it’s probably not for his depth or social pertinence. Despite the fact that he performed his first hit, “Oh Carolina”


The Pine Valley Cosmonauts: The Executioner’s Last Songs

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Lasse Lindh: You Wake Up at Sea Tac

I’m going to go ahead and assume that the Sea Tac in Lasse Lindh’s You Wake Up at Sea Tac is the Seattle-Tacoma


Jump, Little Children: Vertigo

These days, pure talent is no guarantee of anything. The music business for most is an ever-uphill struggle against hardship in an attempt to get


Gomez: In Our Gun

I absolutely unreservedly love this album. It rocks, it’s got soul, and it’s hushed; it’s modern, it’s throwback; it’s reflective


Jason Falkner: Necessity: The 4-Track Years

Jason Falkner’s career is like an open book, divided into several chapters. He spent time making records with The Three O’Clock, Jellyfish, and


Earth, Wind and Fire: That’s the Way of the World: Alive in 1975

Earth, Wind and Fire had logged four albums when they went in the studio in 1975 to record That’s the Way of the World. The


Spider-Man (2002)

Spider-Man doesn't get caught up in its own snazzy special effects.


New Best Friend (2002)

In the end, the class conflict is as mundane as the dialogue.


Hollywood Ending (2002)

The reinvention of Hollywood Ending is not the film, but the 66-year-old Allen as self-promoter.


Human Nature (2002)

Human Nature is largely a study of the fine line between being innovative and being asinine.


Deuces Wild (2002)

A heavy-handed glob of a movie.


Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

Stacy Peralta's propulsive [Dogtown and Z-Boys] is at once irreverent and reverential.


Wednesday, May 1 2002

Weezer + Pete Yorn + am radio

Weezer Weezer Pete Yorn S E T    L I S T Dope NosePhotographMy Name is JonasThe Good LifeSuperstarIsland in the SunSurf Wax AmericaTired


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