Reviews

3 Oct 2006 // 3:00 AM

Veronica Mars

"It's time for a fresh start," she muses while making her way across the Hearst College campus. "How 'bout you try not to piss anyone off this time around?"

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Lights went out in Georgia, Chicago died, and that toke went over the line: the '70s revisited.

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Unit

This is always the question in The Unit and the Unit: who knows? Even those who do know can't admit it.

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Help Me Help You

The characters are undeveloped, the situations are improbable, and Ted Danson is neither funny nor convincing.

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2 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Fergie: The Dutchess

Fergie prances, preens, moans, talks and raps, but the result is canned and sterile.

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Scissor Sisters: Ta-Dah

Ta-Dah unveils the Scissor Sisters jumping in fits and spurts to maintain the high quality of their latest single.

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2 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Stella: Season One

Stella -- not a sketch comedy, not a sitcom, and certainly not the Marx Brothers -- forges a brand of television comedy all its own.

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2 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Hero Squared #1-2

It's not about being a hero; it's about questioning why heroes are heroes and why "normal" people are not.

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The Illustrated Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, illustrations by Dame Darcy

Darcy could not have better portrayed this moment of recognition, the moment when Jane fully grasps, for the first time, the concept of sin and all it entails.

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2 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Edmond (2005)

An excellent noir, or a tragicomedy, about the repressed beliefs in all of us.

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2 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Kenny Smith: One More Day

No lost classics, but exceptional unpredictability and high interest factor.

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Shinjuku Zulu: Various Chimeras

Yes, that's a Tokyo neighborhood and an African tribe.

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2 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Subtle: For Hero: For Fool

By turns exhilarating and exasperating, Subtle's music is creative, eclectic, and occasionally brilliant.

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J.R. Writer: History in the Making

The second generation of Dipset goes official.

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Hot Club of Detroit: Hot Club of Detroit

Evan Perri and others, including the dangerously brilliant Dave Bennett, extend the range of transDjangoReinhardt music.

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2 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Thea Gilmore: Harpos Ghost

Thea Gilmore's music haunts long after Harpo's Ghost finishes.

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2 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

ASV is the tandem of Alice and Scott Vestal, two musicians known to anyone associated with the Appalachian region, the fiddle and the link between

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Don Byron: Do the Boomerang: The Music of Junior Walker

Byron's spark on this Junior Walker tribute is cooled by the work of the featured vocalists, ultimately directing listeners to the just go to the source.

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2 Oct 2006 // 7:00 AM

Kath Bloom: Finally

Less avant-garde than her work with Loren Mazzacane Connors, but transparently lovely, Finally marks the return of an eccentric and engaging songwriter.

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Jeff Walker und die Fluffers: Welcome to Carcass Cuntry

Former grindcore great goes hillbilly. Why not?

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