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Tuesday, January 8 2002

Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern

These texts together form an intricate picture of a state of American literature and give the reader access to new works by promising authors.


Monday, January 7 2002

Various Artists: Samba Bossa Nova

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    Starsailor: Love Is Here

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Pam and Dodi: self-titled

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Shannon McNally: Jukebox Sparrows

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Lo’Jo: Mojo Radio

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Ornette Coleman: At the Golden Circle, Volume One/Two

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Mose Allison: The Mose Chronicles: Live in London, Volume 2

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The Shield

As played by new Emmy winner Michael Chiklis, Vic Mackey is casually racist and homicidal, by turns charismatic and appalling.


Sunday, January 6 2002

The Chemistry Experiment: The Giraffe Album

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Thursday, January 3 2002

Impostor (2001)

Based on a 1953 Philip K. Dick story, the film rehearses the usual Dickish concerns, namely, a male protagonist's loss of identity, confidence, and context in a dystopic SF future.


Friday, December 28 2001

Evan Dando & The Rebel Crue 2002

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Monday, December 24 2001

Kate & Leopold (2001)

Never mind that Leopold is clueless when it comes to actual labor or the concept of class; as long as he's upper, he has no need to know anything more.


Ali (2001)

Ali embodies a kind of car-wreck charisma -- arrogant and self-conscious, beautiful and fierce, even on twenty-year-old tape, he can take your breath away. This ability to mesmerize makes Ali who he is, or more accurately, who everyone wants him to be. He's a cipher and a screen onto which viewers might project themselves.


Thursday, December 20 2001

The Majestic (2001)

PULL.


Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)

Full-length computer-animated features have, thus far, fallen into the realm of children's fantasy.


Joe Somebody (2001)

It gets points for knowing what it is, a formulaic PG picture without pretensions to grandeur (and for not being 'The Majestic').


How High (2001)

Meth is, as always, an exceedingly charismatic presence, and his partner an able comic foil.


Tuesday, December 18 2001

Little Otik (2000)

Jan Svankmajer taps into the appeal of the maternal horror story.


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

What is potentially most urgent about 'The Fellowship of the Ring' is how it reflects the tenor of our time.


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