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Tuesday, May 6 2003

Joe Jackson Band: Volume 4


The Allman Brothers Band: Hittin’ the Note


The Notwist


Mendoza Line


Erase Errata + Mary Timony




. . . And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead


The Organ Donor by Matthew Warner

Warner takes his research and formulates a riveting story, a horror thriller fit for the most ardent fan of the genre. It's about harvesting organs and executing political prisoners according to a waiting (and cash carrying) recipient's need.

Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age by Bill McKibben

His purpose is to spark public debate before we go further down a road we will surely come to wish we had never traveled.

Crumbtown by Joe Connelly

There's bad luck, rotten luck and then there's 'crumbluck' -- the brand of luck that seems something less than random, something closer to fate.

Couldn’t Keep it to Myself: Wally Lamb and the Women of York Correctional Institution, Testimonies f

An inside look at the women behind the bars of a maximum security Connecticut prison, incarcerated for crimes whose breadth spans larceny by embezzlement to homicide in the first degree to manslaughter due to emotional duress.

Conrad Veidt on Screen by John T. Soister

The greater pity is that Veidt is not well known today though in the 1920s and 1930s he was considered in the same breath as Lon Chaney and John Barrymore.

Blue Hour Carolyn Forche

Offers the fragmented speed of our lives the possibility that we can in fact make sense of ourselves and this world.

Monday, May 5 2003

Various Artists: Afro-Portuguese Odyssey


Townes Van Zandt: In the Beginning


Feel: self-titled


The Fugees: Greatest Hits


The Fairburn Royals: From a Window Way Above


Fruit Bats: Mouthfuls


The Capitol Years: Jewelry Store


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