The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic

The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic

By Hans Rollman

The steampunk cityscapes are fantastic in The Theory of the Grain of Sand, yet the underlying mystery is subtle. 17 Feb 2017 // 7:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

26 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Small Acts of Sex and Electricity by Lise Haines

Try as she might, Haines can't write about sex in either an arousing or thought-provoking way, and Small Acts feels stagnant, rather than electric.

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Black Helicopter: Invisible Jet

This Invisible Jet provides a good ride, but stays a little short on thrust.

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25 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

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Communication is always the problem on Gilmore Girls: though mom and daughter are famous for their witty banter, they're terrible at mustering the courage to say what they want.

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Jimmy Thackery with the Cate Brothers: In the Natural State

As a 1920s record advert might say, it sure was a good day for the blues when Jimmy Thackery got together with the Cate Brothers. Arkansas music!

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Gilmore Girls

Without Palladino, Gilmore Girls will certainly be different... it just might be better.

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Basement Jaxx: Crazy Itch Radio

Beats, bleats, and everything in-between. But can you dance to it?

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Paul Burch: East to West

Joyfully eclectic, Burch's sixth album is sure to be one of the best country albums of the year.

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25 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

David S. Ware: BalladWare

You can almost imagine the squeals of delight in the marketing department at Thirsty Ear. "David S. Ware does ballads? No one's ever gonna see this one coming!"

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Poison: Look What the Cat Dragged In / Open Up and Say… Ahh / Flesh and Blood

Sweet Georgia Brown, just drink in these mug shots on the cover of the '20th anniversary' reissue of the band’s debut, 'Look What the Cat Dragged In'. According to this photo, it dragged in four whores. Lady whores. Chick harlots. Puckered-up girly men. Irrationally Mascara'ed sissy-britches-es.

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'Who' Will Be the Next Doctor?

// Channel Surfing

"What shall it be? A Doctor with whip-smart delivery of his lines? A woman who will bewitch before she kicks a Dalek's ass? Oh, the possibilities...

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