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Tuesday, January 8 2002

The Stories of Alice Adams by Alice Adams

Her collection covers love in all its forms.


Pakistan: In the Shadow of Jihad and Afghanistan by Mary Anne Weaver

A brilliant and insightful account of an important nation that is in the midst of a serious identity crisis.


100 Years of Harley Davidson by Willie G. Davidson

No company has done more to perpetuate the Biker myth.


Jocks 2: Coming Out to Play by Dan Woog

Masculinity is more than hair on your back and ball scratching.


The Hours by Michael Cunningham

A meditation on creation, destruction, ordinariness, sanity-insanity and the fine line between the two.


The Feud that Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World by Paul R

He proposes a reasonable and engaging thesis -- that in Florence in 1403, two men, Filippo Brunelleschi and Lorenzo Ghiberti, fired the first shots of an artistic revolution that marked 'the beginning of a modern consciousness.'"


Lonzie’s Fried Chicken

The one unarguable hallmark of a Southerner, however, is his or her inborn, innate ability to tell a story. 'Lonzie's Fried Chicken', a small and succulent literary journal out of Lynn, North Carolina, is busy providing space for the storytellers of the New South to spin their tales and work their special magic.


Night Train

A pleasantly un-self-conscious blend of subjects and settings.


Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern

These texts together form an intricate picture of a state of American literature and give the reader access to new works by promising authors.


Monday, January 7 2002

Various Artists: Samba Bossa Nova

A full 30 years after its introduction, Brazilian bossa nova is more hip than ever, and the whole “lounge” resurgence has only strengthened its suave, romantic


    Starsailor: Love Is Here

Before the Q magazine awards, a rally of sold out headlining tours, and industry buzz that promised the next Coldplay or Travis, Starsailor was simply


Pam and Dodi: self-titled

If you want to fully enjoy what will undoubtedly prove to be one of the most accomplished soul albums of 2002 then you will have to


Shannon McNally: Jukebox Sparrows

Shannon McNally’s bluesy voice brings a level of earthiness to Jukebox Sparrows that separates it from the general crop of albums by female singer/


Lo’Jo: Mojo Radio

Trying to pinpoint what makes Lo’Jo’s music both so distinctive and attractive is like defining the world-of-its own atmosphere of gypsy performance by


Ornette Coleman: At the Golden Circle, Volume One/Two

To press play in a small apartment in Brooklyn in 2002 and be privy to a well-preserved 1965 concert is like activating voodoo in your house. Unseen


Mose Allison: The Mose Chronicles: Live in London, Volume 2

Mose Allison has been playing music professionally for 50 years, and not just occasionally. His first gig was six nights a week at a club in


The Shield

As played by new Emmy winner Michael Chiklis, Vic Mackey is casually racist and homicidal, by turns charismatic and appalling.


Sunday, January 6 2002

The Chemistry Experiment: The Giraffe Album

Originally released as a very limited edition (the band reports there were only 15 copies) in 1998, The Giraffe Album has been a long time coming in


Thursday, January 3 2002

Impostor (2001)

Based on a 1953 Philip K. Dick story, the film rehearses the usual Dickish concerns, namely, a male protagonist's loss of identity, confidence, and context in a dystopic SF future.


Friday, December 28 2001

Evan Dando & The Rebel Crue 2002

Shunning Career As An Australian D.A.R.E. Counselor, Dando Appears Poised For Return Ah, yes . . . the comeback. Americans love to root for the


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