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Thursday, September 26 2002

The Long Goodbye (1973/2002)

Not just empty genre deconstruction, The Long Goodbye dares to ask some very basic questions about the hard-boiled detective hero.


Go Tigers! (2001)

Go Tigers! not only encourages the audience to cheer on its subjects, but also shows their vulnerabilities.


The Four Feathers (2002)

It's alarmingly short-sighted fiction, offering only occasional glimpses of the imperial project's fundamental viciousness and ignorance.


The Cockettes (2002)

A joyful, wild romp through the heyday of San Francisco's national cultural importance, filled with body glitter, feather boas, and important shoes.


Wednesday, September 25 2002

Saul Zonana: Guinea Pigs

It’s no surprise that there is a bounty of talented good musicians out there, working the clubs, recording music and not garnering any sort


Kev Russell’s Junker: Buttermilk & Rifles

Having paid his dues in the potpourri-genre Texas band Gourds, Kev Russell this time opted to go it alone. Well, about as alone as one


Inner: lovetheonlyway

Inner is the baby of Jennifer Turner, whom you may or may not know was the guitarist on Natalie Merchant’s Tigerlily album. So far


Highway 9: What in Samhill?

Highway 9 is your typical hard-working, blue-collar, just-a-bunch-of-regular-guys, New Jersey rock band, a band following in the tradition of the likes of Bruce Springsteen and the


Billie Holiday and Lester Young: A Musical Romance

Like any good newsworthy event of the 20th century, one of the most touching pieces of jazz history happened in front of the television cameras.


Johnny Cash: Sings the Ballads of the True West / Songs of Our Soil / Silver

There’s not much to say about Johnny Cash that hasn’t been said already. He is the original man in black, the first musician


Alaska Quarterly Review

Edited by Ronald Spatz University of Alaska Vol.19, No.3 & 4, Spring/Summer 2002, 278 pages Vol.19, No.1 & 2, Summer/Fall 2001, 294 pages, $10/year,$6/sample One Blood: The Narrative


Street Scene 2002 with Violent Femmes, Save Ferris, Bad Religion and De La Soul

Bad Religion Violent Femmes Long lines at the Porta-Potties. The pervasive smell of marijuana. High-school aged girls acting like fools. Drugs. Drunks. A sweaty, heaving


George Clinton & The P-Funk All-Stars

Photo credit: Marcy Guiragossian Photo credit: Marcy Guiragossian All the Funky President’s Men On The One all things are possible. That was the Daily


The Lilys

S E T    L I S T The Gravity Free Atmosphere of MSAReturns Every MorningWelfare Murder PlotTouch the WaterGingerBaby’s a DealerA Nanny


Gene

S E T    L I S T Haunted By YouThe British DiseaseFrom Georgia to OsakaWhere Are They Now?Yours for the TakingA Car


Marianne Faithfull

S E T    L I S T I’m Into Something GoodFalling From GraceKissin’ TimeWilder Shores of LoveWherever I GoLike Being BornIncarceration of


Sheryl Crow

Mixed Messages & All “Finesse® presents Sheryl Crow in concert.” The billing at Sheryl Crow’s Chicago House of Blues show played up her newfound


Sheryl Crow + Michelle Branch

After doing some informal market research before a recent Sheryl Crow concert at Oneida Casino in Green Bay, I concluded that the 40something singer/songwriter


The Terrible Gift: The Brave New World of Genetic Medicine by Rick J. Carlson and Gary Stimeling

Offering a rowdy soapbox monologue on a host of discoveries in genetic medicine -- including genetic technology, computerized biochemistry, and drug synthesis -- The Terrible Gift reveals not one, but two, terrible things.


Portrait of My Lover as a Horse by Selima Hill

Words revel in their incongruous, promiscuous juxtapositions, and sentences begin sensibly and end in bewildering confusions of logic . . .


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