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Monday, May 6 2002

764-HERO: Nobody Knows This Is Everywhere

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Stan Ridgway: Holiday in Dirt

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Fred LeBlanc: Here on Earth

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The Get Up Kids: Something to Write Home About

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Dexy’s Midnight Runners: Too-Rye-Ay

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Angie Aparo: Weapon of Mass Construction

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Sunday, May 5 2002

XTC: A Coat of Many Cupboards

Cult status or no, XTC’s raw deal at the hands of Virgin Records is slightly rectified herein, and helps repair a rift of under-representation that spanned decades and resulted in a bruising industry battle.


Friday, May 3 2002

Who Owns History? Rethinking the Past in a Changing World by Eric Foner

Each generation, each separate age of man, writes its own history from that time frame's unique perspective.


Seek: Reports From The Edges of America & Beyond by Denis Johnson

From modern-day hippies, to war-weary Africans, to a Kabul under Taliban rule, to Christian biker rallies, Denis Johnson offers glimpses of how the other half lives in a collection of essays.


Points of Departure: New Stories from Mexico Edited by Monica Lavin; Gustavo V. Segade, translator

'The Hostage' by Álvaro Uribe, is a nightmare scenario worthy of Poe--and its translation is nimble and facile enough that it doesn't get in the way.


Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex, Second Edition by Pat Califia

Those familiar with Califia's work know it can be difficult to decide which is more disruptive to mainstream culture: Califia's writing, or Califia himself.


Hi There, Boys and Girls: America’s Local Children’s TV Programs by Tim Hollis

Children's television has never concealed its true intents; a half-hour long cartoon is as much an advertisement for a set of action figures as it is entertainment.


Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart

... sometimes they are just plain wrong. McDonough and Braungart see a world of abundance. A flight over Haiti or Romania would cure that delusion.


Thursday, May 2 2002

Shaggy: Hot Shot Ultramix

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The Pine Valley Cosmonauts: The Executioner’s Last Songs

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Lasse Lindh: You Wake Up at Sea Tac

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Jump, Little Children: Vertigo

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Gomez: In Our Gun

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Jason Falkner: Necessity: The 4-Track Years

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Earth, Wind and Fire: That’s the Way of the World: Alive in 1975

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