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	Lucy Kaplansky: The Tide

Remastered and re-released after 11 years and four increasingly successful albums, The Tide gives us all a chance to re-evaluate Kaplansky's work.

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	Jackie-O-Motherfucker: Flags of the Sacred Harp

Someone should be making this music: it reminds us where we came from, and why it still matters.

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	Hot Karl: The Great Escape

Hot Karl is a white-rapper from the suburbs with a kitschy name, and doesn't fit the image mainstream rap is presenting right now, or likely will any time in the future.

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	The Eagles: Eagles - Farewell 1 Tour - Live From Melbourne [DVD]

The Eagles may not be traveling in the fast lane any longer, but there are still a lot of good miles left on this sturdy winged vehicle.

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6 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

PopMatters Comic Book Review -- Jeremy Estes and Neil Kenyon review Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's new take on DC's most iconic character.

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6 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

PopMatters Comic Book Review -- Jeremy Estes and Neil Kenyon review Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's new take on DC's most iconic character.

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6 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

PopMatters Comic Book Review -- Morrison and Quitely pay homage to the classic tales of Superman but at the same time show us that we are entering new territory.

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6 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Sunn0)))

As the band's publicity notes announce with glee, Sunn0)))'s big goal is to massage listeners' intestines to the point of involuntary defecation. In an honest-to-God church sanctuary, they nearly did just that.

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6 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Family Guy, Volume 3

Whereas All in the Family was all about the troubling racism and personal politics of the time, Family Guy takes on many of these same topics and then blurts them out like a tactless guy at a party that says exactly what he's thinking, without even a second thought about self-censorship.

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God’s Soldiers: Adventure, Politics, Intrigue and Power - A History of the Jesuits

Wright makes a convincing argument that the papal suppression of Galileo, while regrettable, has unfairly tarnished this era of the Church's scientific activities in the eyes of history.

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6 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Roll Bounce (2005)

'Teenage boys alone in Chicago for the summer spells trouble, especially with a lot of pretty extras around,' says Malcolm Lee.

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The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004) - PopMatters Film Review
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Assuming malicious intent in everything around you soon leads to paranoia, and a conspiracy-theory politics.

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6 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Casanova (2005)

Gaudy and giddy, this Casanova is full of energy but also strangely limp.

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6 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Caché (2005)

Caché is Michael Haneke's latest unsettling look at the shaky foundations of bourgeois security.

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	Various Artists: I Like It Vol. 2

I Like It is a fairly eclectic and quite schizophrenic entity -- but, as you might expect, the music on display is also pretty damn good.

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	Various Artists: Choubi Choubi!: Folk and Pop Sounds from Iraq

It could help people understand what Iraq sounded like before greedy bastards both inside and outside the country exploited it for its oil and ruined it and broke its people and bombed the shit out of it.

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5 Jan 2006 // 11:00 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 // 11:00 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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Moving Pixels Podcast: 'The Fall' Explores Artificial Intelligence and Identity

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"The Fall raises questions about the self and personal identity by considering how an artificial intelligence governs itself.

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