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Charmed: The Complete Fourth Season

Charmed is a sci fi-fantasy inquiry into female gender roles, pondering women's agency and their twin capacities for kicking ass and playing sex objects.

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6 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore

With a joke to page ratio this high, a lot of smiling will be done while reading, and maybe even some bona fide out loud laughing.

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Jack DeJohnette: The Elephant Sleeps But Still Remembers

Veteran drum legend teams up with jazz guitarist du jour to produce a quirky and fiercely non-commercial take on the art of duo improvisation.

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Half-handed Cloud: Halos & Lassos

Quick 'n' cute pop dissertation on the theory that 'God is good'.

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A legendary trio reunites for a session so yesterday that it's tomorrow.

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NMS: Imperial Letters of Protection

Two space aliens grab you by the throat and press their megaphones right up against your temples, then proceed to spit the truth until you submit to their alien will.

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6 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Man Man: Six Demon Bag

Metamasculine Philly band Man Man leads a funeral march into regions of your heart that don't yet exist.

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Neko Case’s fourth studio album inches ever so closer towards greatness. If she’s not there already.

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Capote rides the wave of his own success in spoken-word redux.

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Various Artists: DJ-Kicks: The Exclusives

A good place to start with an important and much-loved series.

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	Traffic: The Last Great Traffic Jam [DVD]

Shot more than a decade ago, Traffic returned with one last hurrah. This DVD captures that tour and its well-crafted music, released as a parting gift and dedication from Steve Winwood to the late Jim Capaldi.

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3 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Targeting a more sophisticated audience and adopting more of a high-brow approach to both story and art, these comics tended to be cerebral, literate, and often employed fine art techniques, making them the antithesis of the run-of-the-mill superhero books of the day.

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3 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Diamanda Galas

A Valentine's Day Massacre for still-beating hearts...

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Wedding Crashers (2005)

The 40 Year-Old Virgin and Wedding Crashers might have made it safe for adults to go back to big-screen comedies in 2005, but it was the latter that reminded those viewers that adulthood doesn't mean growing up -- at least in the traditional sense.

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Sevendust: Best Of (Chapter One 1997-2004)

In which the band’s former label attempts one last parting shot.

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3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Stereolab: Fab Four Suture

Like all their best recordings, this sounds both like a ‘typical Stereolab album’ and like nothing they've done before.

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3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Collabs 3000: Metalism

Techno has found hipsters, and it's lost its hips; Speedy J and Chris Liebing push back.

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3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Erik Friedlander: Prowl

Erik Friedlander's melodies, when he deploys them, go straight to the cerebellum, where they lodge pretty much forever.

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3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Hem: No Word From Tom

The band went bankrupt from their previous album. Here, they beautifully recover themselves from Eveningland, and Rabbit Songs as well.

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3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Jaheim: Ghetto Classics

While Ja is unquestionably a gifted vocalist, he won't be in the league of the Luthers and the Teddys until his lyrics overcome cliché in the name of 'ghetto realness'.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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