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The Golden Girls: The Complete Fifth Season

The girls are back. And, as demonstrated in The Golden Girls: The Complete Fifth Season, the series' original sophistication has come back with them.

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8 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist: Season One

Dr. Katz relies on the familiar conceit that comedy is therapy, for performers and for us.

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Art School Confidential (2006)

As much as Jerome's harsh appraisals of his peers and teachers appear to be warranted, Art School Confidential doesn't exactly endorse his aspirations.

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8 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

Trinity International Hip Hop Festival: Day 1

Hip-Hop goes to Hartford in search of something new.

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Ether: The Nothing that Connects Everything by Joe Milutis

Milutis' book is a manifesto for something that seems to be driving artists everywhere. Although it hides behind language of academic criticism, it is an anti-critical call to arms.

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The Veronicas: The Secret Life of the Veronicas

Sure, the potential is there, but so's all the fluff.

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Neil Young: Living With War

Neil Young may not have been born in the USA, but on Living With War he sounds born to run.

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Mike Johnson: Gone Out of Your Mind

Ever find yourself wishing it was 1996 and you were in a bad mood? Mike Johnson can help.

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The Dresden Dolls: Yes, Virginia…

The cabaret feel is still there, but Virginia’s more refined sound makes the Boston duo’s second album a winner.

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Van Morrison: Pay the Devil

The great Van the Man, reduced to (mostly) covers and genre constrictions.

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Carol Bui: This Is How I Recover

Grim, powerful debut from a singer-songwriter who resists being pigeon-holed with the help of a trusty distortion pedal.

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Kimya Dawson: Remember That I Love You

Does a song have the power to save people from suicide? Kimya sings like it does.

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8 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Gianluca Petrella: Indigo 4

Gianluca Petrella is a young Italian trombone player who is well-versed in electronica and rock as well as jazz.

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6 May 2006 // 2:03 AM

A movie titled M:I:III can't lean too hard on verbal wit, and so it quickly leaves Laurence Fishburne behind to head out into the actionated field.

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The Promise (Wu ji) (2005)

There's a lesson here, about the seductions of wealth versus the purities of true love, but the film is less concerned with teaching it than laying out all the pieces and letting them fly.

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Mission Impossible III (2006)

A movie titled M:I:III can't lean too hard on verbal wit, and so it quickly leaves Laurence Fishburne behind to head out into the actionated field.

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5 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

Billy Joel

's name hangs from the rafters of the world's most famous arena, not the man himself. Love him or hate him, the Piano Man ain't going anywhere.

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Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster by Michael Eric Dyson

In an ancillary sense, the author uses the events of Katrina to tell the African American community that they cannot have it both ways. One should not shout 'Amen' when Bill Cosby disses poor black folk yet cry foul when the media refers to African American citizens stranded at the Superdome as 'refugees'.

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5 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Tool: 10,000 Days

"Who cares about the music? It looks like Maynard's pointing right at me!"

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5 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Amel Larrieux: Morning

An Ode to Amel Larrieux: on how to follow a masterpiece, why the label "Neo-Soul" must be destroyed, and how to deal in The Twilight Zone, oops, I mean "the music industry".

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