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Wednesday, June 19 2002

New Order + Super Furry Animals + Air

New Order’s Bernard Sumner New Order’s Peter Hook S E T    L I S T CrystalTransmissionRegretCeremony60 Miles an HourAtmosphereBrutalClose RangeShe’s


Blink 182 + Green Day

Blink 182 Green Day This year marks the 25th anniversary of punk’s recognition by the mainstream, and as such there’s been a lot of


21 Dog Years, Doing Time at Amazon.com by Mike Daisey

Amazon.com is hiring and they're looking for freaks.


Something for the Ghosts by David Constantine

These poems are populated by the dead, the silent, the voiceless and the absent ...


Spike Lee: Interviews edited by Cynthia Fuchs

Some day critics will stop calling Lee the "black Woody Allen" or an "African-American filmmaker" (or even a "controversial" one) but simply acknowledge him as one of the most intelligent, articulate, and able filmmakers of our generation.


Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives by Todd Gitlin

. . . a sound overview of how we have become affected -- or disaffected -- by the media.


Heartbeat of the People: Music and Dance of the Northern Pow-wow by Tara Browner

the members of First Nation manage to maintain their sense of humor, bantering with wit and aplomb that go a long way toward reminding us that there are a few oases of ideas to be found in the vast wasteland of spam, scams, and bad sex that cyberspace has become.


A Dream of Wolves by Michael C. White

Mr. White depicts the people as they are, without a hint of condescension or judgment of those who choose to live in the mountains by their own rules.


Dave Matthews Band: Step Into the Light, Revised 2nd Ed. by Morgan Delancey

Their high caliber of musicianship allows them to improvise live, something many bands neither have the ability nor the willingness to do.


Anarchy by James Robert Baker

Sexual minorities have made progress but TV shows and beer ads only show that companies view them as a commercially viable group.


American Scream: the Bill Hicks Story by Cynthia True

The life of Bill Hicks is the definition of a life fulfilled.


Tuesday, June 18 2002

Take 6: Beautiful World

When Take 6 dropped their self-titled debut in 1988, contemporary R&B and gospel were both at crossroads and the idea of an a cappella gospel


Soul Coughing: Lust in Phaze: The Best of Soul Coughing

You don’t really know the band. You might think you do, but you don’t. In fact, chances are good you’ve not only


Kleenex Girl Wonder: After Mathematics

Under the moniker Kleenex Girl Wonder, hometaping wunderkind Graham Smith has been churning out records for the pop underground with startling prolificacy since the mid-‘9


I Muvrini: self-titled

In a small village of 50 inhabitants in northern Corsica, two brothers, Jean-François and Alain, learned to sing from their father, Ghjuliu Bernardini, himself a


Dirty Vegas: self-titled

It’s not a bad way to break into the music biz: a couple friends run into each other at an airport, they decide to


Camber: Wake Up and Be Happy

With their debut and sophomore releases on Deep Elm records, NYC four-piece Camber found themselves in the uneasy position of being in possession of a


Bodega: Without a Plan

Whenever you see a band listed as being reminiscent of Paul McCartney, or called “McCartneyesque”, you know what you’re going to get: great melodies,


Trading Spaces

The dynamic concept intrigued me from the start, but if the participants and crew weren't enjoying themselves, well, it would be like watching Martha Stewart.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer

As to the rejection of my understanding of the connection between lesbianism and witchcraft on 'Buffy', I have never said that BVS's creator or writers made a conscious (and consciously homophobic) decision to directly cast lesbianism as social pathology and physical addiction.


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