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Tuesday, June 4 2002

Radiogram: All the Way Home


My Morning Jacket / Songs: Ohia: Split EP


Jukebox Junkies: Choose Your Fix


Neil Halstead: Sleeping on Roads


The Beatifics: In the Meantime


Buffy the Vampire Slayer

This was a tragic ending to one of prime-time television's most engaging love stories. More disturbing, as well as more socially and politically troublesome, however, is that Tara's death completes what has become a rather homophobic and pathological representation of lesbian desires and relationships over the course of the past season.

Monday, June 3 2002

The Walkmen: Let’s Live Together


Del Amitri: Can You Do Me Good?


The Breeders: Title TK


Tab Benoit: Wetlands


Audio Explorations: ActionReaction


Air: Everybody Hertz


Actionslacks: Never Never Shake, Baby


Sunday, June 2 2002

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr.

They didn't need a presentation by the mayor to give them the keys to Las Vegas; they owned Vegas in all of its bohemian glory.

Friday, May 31 2002

Undercover Brother (2002)

Peppered with Chappellian hilarities (and the man can riff), it is more like Austin Powers than a hard-hitting satire, minus Mike Meyers' mania, plus Lee's deft direction and Griffin's own brand of energy.

Late Marriage (Hatouna Mehuheret) (2001)

A new comedy from Israel, could be funnier in a lot of ways, and more serious in others.

Profit and Nothing But! / A Grin Without a Cat / Diamonds and Rust - PopMatters Film Review )

At their best, documentaries can offer revelatory vistas of neglected worlds. These films offer singular perspectives -- they make journalism and artistic expression seem inextricable.

CQ (2001)

The subject of CQ is Paul, artist, coffee-drinker, American in Paris.

Thursday, May 30 2002

The Promise Ring: Wood/Water


Miguel Migs: Nude Tempo One


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