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Shes Such a Geek! Women Write About Science, Technology and other Nerdy Stuff by Annalee Newitz and

In circus parlance, a 'geek' is a sideshow performer who does disgusting things such as bite the heads off live chickens.

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Branford Marsalis Quartet: Braggtown

Saxophone-plus-rhythm, head down and bent to it again.

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27 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Rivers and Tides (2006)

The sensation one gets from Andy Goldsworthy's art is akin to a meditative high; it's multidimensional, tranquil, exhilarating, confrontational, and transcendent.

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27 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

This Space Between Us (1999)

Hardly a crisis worth making a whole film about.

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Grey Does Matter: Your Job Will Kill You

Good New York music. What else can you say?

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27 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Jason Darling: Settling Dust

Jason Darling grew up around Woodstock. Yes, the older Woodstock, not the “mud people” NIN-memorable version. But don’t let that fool you, there’s

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Diana Ross: I Love You

Though Ross sounds better than ever, I Love You continues a tired trend -- the "covers" album.

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Les Primitifs du Futur: World Musette

World Musette could use less world and more musette.

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Frida Hyvonen: Until Death Comes

Intensely personal Swedish artist Frida Hyvonen has created an oddly affecting debut, crafting beauty out of piano plonks and her own fractured experience.

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Roger ODonnell: The Truth in Me

O’Donnell was a significant part of the Cure until his unceremonious ouster by Robert Smith in 2005; he created synthesizer textures, as well as contributed

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Evan Stone: Sticks & Stone, Vol. 1

This is the story of a drummer, his sticks, and a tight band.

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27 Nov 2006 // 2:00 AM

Deck the Halls (2006)

How did it happen that such determinedly ugly 'men must learn their holiday lessons' movies are now de rigeur?

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The Winter Blanket: Golden Sun EP

Minneapolis band makes beautiful music, if you can stay awake for it.

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26 Nov 2006 // 11:00 PM

Joanna Newsom

It can be tasking to deconstruct Newsom's epic landscapes, yet you still find yourself listening, quiet, patient, like a child tired from playing all day. It's so rough, so soothing.

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Ellison: Say Goodnight, Sleep Alone

It is not an exact copy of another act, but Ellison's musical composite is an incredible simulation of many.

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26 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Strange Wisdoms of the Dead by Mike Allen

When we think of science fiction, we tend not to think of poetry.

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26 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Dirty Blonde by Courtney Love

As with a tortured confessional poet, it's easier to take Love's lyrics and writings at their autobiographical face value than to grant there may be something more complicated at work.

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26 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Every Extend Extra

The player is, in essence, attempting to be a suicide bomber, a kamikaze pilot in a wall of sound and elegant graphics.

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Joan Osborne: Pretty Little Stranger

This is country in a Roseanne Cash or Kim Richey vein: meticulously crafted, understated, and loaded with material that less subtle singers will probably turn into megahits.

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Foo Fighters: Skin and Bones

Inadvertently, Foo Fighters have put out the most listenable, enjoyable disc of their career so far.

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