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19 Sep 2005 // 4:00 PM

My Name Is Earl

Earl's not the sharpest tool in the barn, but his learning process made for entertaining TV.

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19 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Green Day

I guess it's show biz... or maybe just... NEW JERSEY!!!

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19 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Surface

Surface is all about the lurk. The dark, portentous menace of something not quite seen.

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Rumpole of the Bailey - Set 3, Series 5-7

Rumpole plots were primarily an outlet for Mortimer's humor, morality, and social viewpoint.

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19 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Just Legal

Sure, this has all been done before, but familiarity doesn't make Just Legal any less fun.

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19 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Bones

It's a weak TV-by-numbers show that makes no attempt to live up to the Temperance Brennan books, and it has a single scant hope of surviving the scheduler's cull.

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19 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

A World of Light by Floyd Skloot

Illness has shrunk Floyd's world and forced him to concentrate on his immediate surroundings, and this means he engages with the geology, the weather and the vegetation around him with a visceral intimacy.

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	Wire: The Scottish Play: 2004 [DVD]

Two distinct performances from post-punk pioneers Wire; one consistent vision.

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18 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Timo Maas: Pictures

A superstar DJ, Brian Molko, and Kelis walk into a studio. And they make a pretty good album!"

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	The Love Hall Tryst: Songs of Misfortune

John Wesley Harding's fascinating confluence of literature, music, and theater explores the nature of ye olde British folk songs with a mostly a cappella recording of grim standards and smart originals.

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18 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Josh Joplin: Jaywalker

Josh Joplin gets his feet wet as a solo artist. Regrettably, he forgot to take off his socks.

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18 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Goldfrapp: Supernature

Goldfrapp's bid for pop stardom is decidedly calculated, but not without a curveball or two.

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18 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Elkland: Golden

If Elkland have any saavy at all, they'll return to the studio to re-tool, and comb the chicken bone predictions of tastemakers to find a newly budding style.

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18 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	DJ Craze: Miami Heat

Listening to Miami Heat it is impossible to deny the facility that Craze brings to the tables, and it's easy to see how an American DJ was able to ensconce himself so easily in the traditionally exclusive scene.

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18 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Eric Clapton: Back Home

At one time, Eric Clapton was God. Right now, he's not even George Burns.

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One band pleased the crowd; the other pleased themselves - guess which one got booed?

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16 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Home Movies: Season 2

Small, Bouchard, and Galasky are likable humans, but sweeter cartoons.

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16 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Do Not Adjust Your Set

Do Not Adjust Your Set was part of a trio of prehistoric Python shows.

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The Roads to Modernity: The British, French and American Enlightenments by Gertrude Himmelfarb

Any concept of Enlightenment that can attempt with a straight face to trace a direct genealogy to George W. Bush is predicated on a reading of history so attenuated and abused as to be rendered comically unrecognizable.

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16 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Proof (2005)

And yet, for all the potential nuance in this knotting, the film leaves the sisters caught up in a familiar conflict.

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