'Scurvy': Chronicling the Etiology of an Affliction

'Scurvy': Chronicling the Etiology of an Affliction

By Craig Owen Jones

Jonathan Lamb's authoritative study affords an interesting perspective on one of history's most unpleasant afflictions. 6 Dec 2016 // 7:30 AM

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5 Jan 2006 // 10:00 PM

	Tarantula A.D.: Book of Sand

Tarantula A.D. are best when they're not trying to be avant- anything. They underestimate classical music's power... it's not the bursts of noise we remember, it's the pulsing, haunting string melodies.

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5 Jan 2006 // 10:00 PM

	The Thin Man: Greasy Heart

'This one's for the smokers... the drinkers…the unrepentantly obese... the junkies... the tweakers... the unsafe sex practitioners.' Admit which one you are and sing along: 'Here come the good old days.'"

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	Lyn Taitt & the Jets: Hold Me Tight: Anthology 65-73

Two-disc set is the first-ever CD compilation of one of rocksteady's architects. Among the tracks included are rare instrumental sides and numerous session dates that arguably defined the genre's sound in the late '60s.

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	Prince Paul: Hip Hop Gold Dust

Prince Paul digs through the archives for lost masterpieces. Mostly, he finds castoffs that should have stayed as such, but a few tracks will have listeners doing double takes.

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New York Dolls: All Dolled Up [DVD]

Bob Gruen and then-wife Nadya Beck logged over 40 hours of film of the Dolls, and from this footage comes this new documentary.

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There are deep waters here, and anyone who comes expecting the same brand of approachable, quirky house music with which Herbert made his name will be disappointed and quite possibly repulsed.

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The music is as blunt as the name. Which, for the most part, is a good thing.

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5 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Magic Seeds by V.S. Naipaul

Both Roger and Willie are, in effect, poorly disguised mouthpieces for Naipaul's right-wing socio-political observations.

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5 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Four Brothers (2005)

'I grew up in sunny southern California, and I'm not used to snow,' says John Singleton. 'I wanted to do a movie with snow in it, so here it is.'"

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5 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

À Double Tour (1959)

À Double Tour is a visually engrossing if emotionally underwhelming thriller set in one the director's prototypically dysfunctional families.

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