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Do Make Say Think: You, Youre a History in Rust

Do Make Say Think's albums are full of glorious anthems to the inexplicable.

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11 Mar 2007 // 10:03 PM

Woods: At Rear House

A musical ensemble must possess tremendous collective talent in order to sound rough and untutored without being trite or annoying. The new Woods CD, At

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11 Mar 2007 // 10:02 PM

Politic Live: Adaptation

Why "preachy" works for some artists, and how a bumpin' album can make you feel like Don Cornelius.

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11 Mar 2007 // 10:01 PM

Maps: Start Something

Based in Northampton, Maps is the one-man-band of one James Chapman, a fellow who writes pop songs with an electronic bent.  His press materials

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11 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Ektomorf: Outcast

Nothing is more tiresome in this world than a band who aren’t really angry, pretending that they are. A lesson Ektomorf could do with learning.

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11 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Son Volt: The Search

Son Volt looks for a new place on The Search.

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The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books by J. Peder Zane (Editor)

Some of the best-known writers of our times contribute to a compilation of all-time favorite books.

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11 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Forty-Five: Poems by Frieda Hughes

Daughter of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes faces midlife with art in Forty-Five.

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11 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Football Mogul 2007

There are too many little mistakes, too many annoyances, and far, far too many AI glitches to allow Football Mogul to succeed as the "thinking man's" American football game.

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You Dont Love Me Yet by Jonathan Lethem

Lethem doesn't push the novel toward much of a plot with any sense of urgency, as though he'd left the manuscript baking in the Los Angeles sun.

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11 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Pagoda: Pagoda

Puzzling, not entirely objectionable outing from the actor who played Cobain in Last Days lifts attitude, chords, melodies and riffs from Nirvana.

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Rosie Thomas: These Friends of Mine

Rosie Thomas calls on friends like Sufjan Stevens to help craft her best record yet.

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11 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Mendy (2006)

Mendy is virtuosic in bursts but unable to bear the weight of a full length running time.

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Various Artists: Appetite for Deconstruction: A Punk Rockumentary [DVD]

In the place of booths, speakers, rallies, and events that might harness the initial political awareness aroused during the sets, we watch audience members drink, stumble, smoke, flash, and give the camera the finger until finally passing out.

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11 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Say Amen, Somebody (1982)

Even if you don’t literally “believe”, you want to believe in the social possibilities this documentary represents.

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11 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

MIDIval PunditZ: Remixed

The New Delhi-based duo MIDIval PunditZ creates dance music that mirrors contemporary India: a hybrid of tradition and technology. Too bad their remixes don't always see this reflection.

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Amy Winehouse: Back to Black

Back to Black finds a fearless artist saying whatever she damn well pleases. And we best listen up.

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11 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Popup: Chinese Burn/Stagecoach

Far more hyper than Franz Ferdinand or Sons and Daughters, Popup have more in common with Arctic Monkeys.

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9 Mar 2007 // 2:00 AM

300 (2007)

Spartans! Simple and resonant, this call to identity comes up frequently in 300, the film based on Frank Miller's graphic novel.

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9 Mar 2007 // 1:59 AM

The Host (Gwoemul) (2006)

The buzz of 2006's Cannes festival, Bong Joon-ho's The Host offers all sorts of visual surprises.

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