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Wednesday, May 15 2002

The X-Files

The X-Files has long been but a pale reflection of the show it once was.


Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

There are so very many characters playing central roles in the second half of the series, and accounting for all of their geneses is tricky indeed.


The Salton Sea (2002)

Danny's story is part noiry nightmare, part scam saga, and part junkie-underground travelogue.


About A Boy (2002)

'About A Boy' is not 'The Hugh Show'. Thank goodness.


Tuesday, May 14 2002

Alanis Morissette: Under Rug Swept

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Various Artists: Pure 90’s

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Violet Indiana: Casino

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Sade: Lovers Live

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St. Germain: Boulevard: New Version, the Complete Series

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Millencolin: Home From Home

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McBride and The Ride: Amarillo Sky

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Donna the Buffalo: Live from the American Ballroom

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Elvis Costello: When I Was Cruel

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Monday, May 13 2002

You Know Better by Tina McElroy Ansa

Though definitely Southern in tone, 'You Know Better' delves into core problems currently plaguing the African-American community across the country. Never mind that Mulberry is a small-town; the issues addressed are rampant from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles.


Spy’s Fate by Arnaldo Correa

Correa's 'Spy's Fate' is a must for any spy novel enthusiast. Beyond this, the book is an important political statement, and being written in a Cuban voice, it is an amazing one.


Movie Love in the Fifties by James Harvey

Harvey wishes to illustrate how by appealing to and then upsetting the kinds of emotional allegiance audiences give to established cinematic conventions, a more complex and compelling kind of affection emerges, one drawn by oddity and extremity and not the tried and true.


Lucky Man: A Memoir by Michael J. Fox

Fox's book is not just another Hollywood cry for attention hidden in the form of an autobiography. Though he may be known primarily for his work as actor, movies and movie making are not why Fox put pen to paper.


Boulevard by Jim Grimsley

The book transcends the basic coming-out narrative by entering into a near fantasy world in which Newell never has to confront society.


Thursday, May 9 2002

Jonathan Richman: Action Packed: The Best of Jonathan Richman

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Lonesome Bob: Things Change

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