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Wednesday, October 16 2002

Ron Carter: Stardust

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The Strokes

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Chameleons UK

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Cecilia Bartoli with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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Seinfeld: The Making of an American Icon by Jerry Oppenheimer

What readers get shouldn't be shocking to anyone who knew Seinfeld the show. Oppenheimer, mostly through oral testimonies of friends, relatives and neighbours, describes a man who is driven, focused, and isolated, who only looks after himself.


Pleased to See Me: 69 Very Sexy Poems by Neil Astley (ed.)

Neil Astley has collected together a sequence of poems that represent the range of ways that modern poets have addressed the questions of love, sex and their place in poetry.


One Nation Under Gods: A History of the Mormon Church by Richard Abanes

The Mormons comprise a significant part of this country's 'religious right,' or 'Moral Majority' as it is sometimes called. For those who don't consider themselves to be part of this group, it is fascinating to see once again how politics makes for some very strange bedfellows. And for those who do identify with the movement, it should be worthwhile to find out exactly who you 'are' in bed with.


The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru

Kunzru is trendy and hybrid himself (father Indian-Kashmiri, mother English) considering the firm grip that Indian writers have over the literary market. The Impressionist is really more of a British novel than an Indian one as is apparent in the writing.


Crossing Brooklyn Ferry: A Novel by Jennifer Fields

OK. Your book is ready and saved. Would you like to create another novel?"


Tuesday, October 15 2002

Secret Garden: Once in a Red Moon

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Sucka MCs: Da Album

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Scorpions: Bad For Good: The Very Best of Scorpions

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Vol. III

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Buddy Miller: Midnight and Lonesome

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Elk City: Hold Tight the Ropes

Okay, okay, so Elk City doesn’t really sound all that much like Television, but the above comparison is as good as any to get a handle on the great music that this beguiling NYC trio create.


The Bangs: Call and Response

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Robbery Homicide Division

You have to hand it to 'Robbery Homicide Division'. It knows just where it comes from.


MDs

While the two MDs modeled on Pierce and McIntyre lovingly call their hospital 'the Mish' and claim to help those exploited by HMOs, the show mostly focuses on wealthy white doctors and administrators.


The Caroline Rhea Show

Rhea may not have come on with the same bombast that O'Donnell did, but, in a way, that's what makes her a winner.


Boomtown

By playing safe, they might just as easily be playing dead.


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