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Monday, July 29 2002

Dianogah: Millions of Brazilians


Greg Brown: Milk of the Moon



Despite strong anti-war sentiments in the 60's, this war comic was extremely popular with audiences.

To Be Kurt, Not Short: A Three-Part Interview with Kurt Busiek

Kurt speaks with A. David Lewis about his relationship with Marvel Comics, the difference between history and continuity, and what 'truly' matters to the readers.

Thursday, July 25 2002

Tabla Beat Science: Live in San Francisco at Stern Grove


Greg Osby: Inner Circle


Laura Nyro: Eli and the Thirteenth Confession / Gonna Take a Miracle / New York Tendaberry


Drive-By Truckers: Southern Rock Opera


The Cranberries: Treasure Box - The Complete Sessions 1991-1999


Tadpole (2002)

In assuming Oscar's perspective, the film makes out like everyone is as smitten with him as he is.

Sex and Lucía (2002)

A film that assembles layers of truth and untruth, faith and distrust, as characters struggle to make sense of the worlds they make and resist.

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

The so-called postmodern self-references of the previous Austin Powers films here become epidemic, though more is not exactly better. It's just more. And it is repetitive.

Wednesday, July 24 2002

Various Artists: Don’t Let the Bastards Get You Down: A Tribute to Kris Kristrofferson


Various Artists: The Pledge of Allegiance Tour


Butch Walker: Left of Self-Centered


Sonic Youth: Murray Street

Where the canonical Daydream Nation took aggressive trips into technical experimentation with clenched teeth and closed fists, Murray Street seems more interested in lighting up, putting the vibe in cruise control, and storytelling from the lighter fringe of the band’s sprawling creative geography

Christos Rafalides: Manhattan Vibes


Nashville Pussy: Say Something Nasty


Dennis Kamakahi: Ohana


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