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Various Artists: In Prison

Who'd win if we put a compilation of prison songs on trial? You decide.

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The Master Musicians of Joujouka: Boujeloud

The thumping of the drums is so relentless that it seems to be trying to beat you down and drown you in a state of pre-consciousness.

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Bob Schneider: The Californian

Cool-ass literate funky weird sardonic soulful stuff.

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16 Nov 2006 // 11:00 PM

Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen

In his 11th novel Carl Hiaasen doesn't focus on his favorite subject -- the spoiling of Florida. He turns it personal in a tale about how we treat each other.

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Songs of Green Pheasant: Aerial Days

Collection of home recordings and rare tracks is intermittently beautiful, but not a cohesive entry point for non-fans of Songs of Green Pheasant

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16 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Earl Greyhound: Soft Targets

Calling out T. Rex, Slade and especially Led Zeppelin, this NYC trio splices monster hooks and thunderous drums to catchy glam-rocking choruses.

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16 Nov 2006 // 7:00 PM

Eglantine Gouzy: Boamaster

Boamaster feels like an enticing pre-sexual tease, centred on cocoons, secrecy, and a dark, faintly threatening, aura of childishness.

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16 Nov 2006 // 5:00 PM

Bobby (2006)

With Kennedy serving as a symbol for what might have been, Bobby illustrates the problems he identifies.

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16 Nov 2006 // 5:00 PM

Fast Food Nation (2006)

Unabashedly didactic, Fast Food Nation points out the cruel lot of immigrant laborers without rights.

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16 Nov 2006 // 5:00 PM

Casino Royale (2006)

The new Bond understands loss, but focuses on revenge instead of grief. He's a hard body in a hard new world.

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16 Nov 2006 // 5:00 PM

I:Cube: Live at the Planetarium

French producer I:Cube (Nicolas Chaix) offers this set recorded live at the Planetarium de La Villette in Paris during the StarBall festival last year.

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16 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

I Shouldnt Even Be Doing This! by Bob Newhart

Phoebe Kate Foster tributes a comic genius.

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16 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Population 436 (2006)

This flick is scary, suspenseful, and engaging.

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Nights of the Living Dead Part 3: Ratdog

If you’re into the rock 'n roll lifestyle, Bob Weir has lived one of the most enviable lives imaginable...

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16 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

N3: Ninety-Nine Nights

When you're burning down the goblins' villages, you don't pause to think about the plight of the innocents -- yet, play the game from the perspective of the goblins, and you'll find yourself outraged by the injustices.

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16 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

The Pretenders: Pretenders

One of the best one-two punches in rock and roll gets the well-earned deluxe treatment.

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Staind: The Singles 1996-2006

Definitive hits collection from one of the most misunderstood bands of the new millennium.

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16 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Dexter Romweber: piano

Short programme, late Romantic post-Liszt piano music, freshly composed and freshly played con amore.

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Strange Fruit Project: The Healing

Strange Fruit Project offer help without condescension; it's just the kind of healing we can all use.

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Pixies: Loudquietloud: A Film About the Pixies [DVD]

The unbridgeable quiet between friends now drifted apart, and the noise that cannot reunite them.

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