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Wednesday, July 24 2002

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich

a vivid world where floods are described as 'gray soup,' a woman's bound breasts as 'small, withered, modest as folded flowers,' pansies as having 'the faces of spoiled babies,' and horses as having coats of 'brutal velvet.'"


Lummox: The Evolution of Man by Mike Magnuson

Perhaps it's stereotypical, but men who drink American beer and watch football aren't even supposed to read books, much less write them. Magnuson, however, has bucked the stereotype. He is a regular blue-collar guy, but he's also a damn good fiction writer.


A Jacques Barzun Reader: Selections from his Works by Michael Murray, Editor

As a comprehensive anthology, 'A Reader' has wired into its DNA the tendency to deflect attention from the subject at hand in order to illuminate by refraction the face of the writer.


Boat Bastard: A Love/Hate Memoir by Deborah van Rooyen

The poster child of tell-all, slam-the-bastard, blame-anyone-but-yourself books.


As I Live and Breathe, Notes of a Patient-Doctor by Jamie Weisman, M.D.

It is clear that her enthusiasm for life has influenced her enthusiasm for writing and medicine.  The reader of 'As I Live and Breathe' will likely finish the book with a newfound appreciation for illness, medicine, and life in general.


Tuesday, July 23 2002

Violent Femmes: self-titled

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The Trammps: self-titled

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Guided By Voices: Universal Truths and Cycles

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Monday, July 22 2002

Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Delta Blues

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Mull Historical Society: Loss

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Billy Joel: The Nylon Curtain

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Jeff Golub: Do It Again

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The Funerals: Pathetic Me

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The Dent: Neurotica

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Neil Diamond: Play Me: The Complete Uni Studio Recordings . . . Plus!

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Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee Unviersity Review

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Sex and the City

We discover new aspects about sex and female pleasure in nearly every episode of Sex and the City.


Meet the Marks

The label 'sitcom' is a misrepresentation. 'Meet the Marks' lacks comedy.


Mr. Show with Bob and David: The Complete First and Second Seasons

Sketch comedy with loose rules and borders, intermixing live sketches with filmed bits.


Monk

If the energy and originality of the storylines catch up with Monk and Sharon's dynamic, the series can only improve.


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