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The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation

There is no grand, national narrative that can offer "closure," or even comprehension.

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10 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Beyonce: B-Day

I still think that Beyonce has a perfect masterpiece in her, but I guess we'll have to wait until the next album to find out.

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Tegan and Sara: Tegan and Sara: Its Not Fun. Dont Do It! [DVD]

Tegan and Sara are firmly entrenched in the middle of the radio-friendly road . . . for now.

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10 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Richard Buckner: Meadow

Buckner continues to follow his muse into thorny territory, but its worth the scratches to follow him.

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10 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Arrested Development: Season 3

As an epitaph, there can be none more fitting than the fact that Arrested Development never stooped to conquer. Its influence will be felt for generations to come.

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10 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Sinner

Jett and the Blackhearts can still rock out, but do so in frustratingly short bursts on new CD.

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Amy Millan: Honey from the Tombs

An interesting, confused, and ultimately satisfying solo album from the Stars vocalist.

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Travis Blaque: The Many Facets of…

After 20 years on the hip-hop scene, Travis Blaque has finally delivered his first full-length solo record, and it is a solid effort indeed.

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Christian Kiefer: Czar Nicholas Is Dead

Christian Kiefer, composer and literature professor, sets imagined Russian landscapes to music in a haunting series of abstract compositions.

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10 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Picture: Connect

Predictable and conventional, nothing here is quite ready to actually connect.

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10 Sep 2006 // 3:00 PM

French Kicks + Sound Team

I've always kinda liked the French Kicks. They have kinda catchy, kinda mellow, kinda cool songs...

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I Love You But Ive Chosen Darkness: According to Plan

Even more gothic 'Dear John' letters.

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The Mae Shi / Rapider Than Horsepower: Do Not Ignore the Potential

The dangers of bi-focal split-LPs are many, but these two acts make it fun, regardless of the innevitable judgment of which is the better band.

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Marion Meadows: Dressed to Chill

Sax virtuoso continues to deliver a range of riches and cool jazz grooves.

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8 Sep 2006 // 3:00 AM

Various Artists: Free the P

Consciousness rap goes international in a effort to spotlight the plight of Palestine.

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8 Sep 2006 // 2:20 AM

Hollywoodland (2006)

Simo is as self-inflating and lost as George Reeves, his heroism as flimsy and sad.

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The Protector (Tom yum goong) (2005)

Discrete in their aesthetics and tempos, the fight scenes do comprise a certain characterization, though not in usual sense.

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8 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Rebecca Hart: Crash & Strum

Sometimes funky, sometimes forumlaic, this female singer-songwriter reminds you of her forebears, but still manages the occasional item of interest.

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The Great New Wonderful (2005)

This 9/11 film is subtle to a fault; this is a quality you may not expect in a film from Danny Leiner, master of the vehicular stoner comedy.

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Everclear: Welcome to the Drama Club

People say Everclear is washed up. Reports of their demise have been greatly exaggerated.

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