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Wednesday, May 29 2002

Saul Williams: Amethyst Rock Star

Saul Williams is one of the best poets in America. I watched him paralyze an entire auditorium with one poem at the National Poetry Slam


VHS Or Beta: Le Funk

There are certain aspects to America’s continued interest in revisiting one of its odder decades, the ‘70s. There have been great films that really


Traffic: The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys

Traffic made two or three rock masterpieces (Traffic, John Barleycorn Must Die, and probably Mr. Fantasy). While the band’s remaining albums are somewhat less


Retsin: Moon Money Moon

Retsin’s Tara Jane O’Neal and Cynthia Nelson have spent the majority of their careers creating, relatively speaking, rather difficult music. O’Neal made


Bonnie Raitt: Silver Lining

Only a few musicians in today’s highly competitive and cutthroat music industry can actually say they’ve gotten better with age. Most try to


Ozzy Osbourne: No More Tears

Nowadays, it seems like everybody loves Ozzy. Witness his three-decade string of platinum albums, his sold-out annual tours, and his starring role in the most


Lynx Eye

Quality fiction filtered through the keenly discerning eyes of diverse writers.


Nerissa and Katryna Nields

S E T    L I S T Jennifer Falling DownAll These YearsHaven’t Got a ThingThis Town is WrongStuffed Animal songs: Blue Washcloth


The Hives + The Soundtrack of Our Lives

The HivesPhoto credit: Kristian Anttila The Soundtrack of Our Lives There are two things you should know before reading this review. One, when Poptones released


Hayden + Clairvoyants

Photo credit: Yael Staav Hayden Desser (more commonly known by his first name only) has had an interesting career trajectory. He spent much of the


Ed Harcourt

S E T    L I S T 1. Whistle of a Distant Train2. She Fell Into My Arms3. Hanging With the Wrong Crowd4. He’


Grandmaster Flash

To the best of my knowledge, Manhattan’s nightspot Spa is quite possibly the trendiest club in New York City. On a typical night, the


Donnie

is more palpably the heir of some less-celebrated masters: Richie Havens, Dobie Gray, Ronnie Dyson, Carl Anderson.


The White Family by Maggie Gee

Maggie Gee's eighth novel continues her fictional analysis of the social problems of contemporary England, and does so with the deftness and sureness of touch that readers already familiar with her work have come to expect.


Whitegirl by Kate Manning

A good effort for a first novel, and one that shows promise for Manning's future endeavors.


That Takes Ovaries! Edited by Rivka Solomon

Empowerment is quite the prevalent theme in this book.


One More for the Road by Ray Bradbury

Mr. Bradbury can conjure up, in just a few deceptively throwaway sentences, more meaning and insight than most other authors could provide in many, many pages.


The Eye of Cybele by Daniel Chavarria (Translated by Carlos Lopez)

Akashic gives us 'The Eye of Cybele', a novel set as far away in space and time from his last as it is possible to be.


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.'"


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