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Satoshi Tomiie: Renaissance 3D: Satoshi Tomiie

Moving effortlessly from to-the-minute, jungle-inspired deep house to early '90s commercial fare re-imagined to Miles Davis, Tomiie demonstrates on this disc why he's been so respected for so many years.

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If you have little to no familiarity with any of the novels, comics or manga in the book, you're likely going to find more than a few pieces that catch your interest.

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They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? + Dada Swing

Heads bob, hands clap, and limbs take on a life of their own...

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29 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Evidence

The introduction of a running metanarrative that links all the episodes upsets the underlying sense of justice this formula typically provides.

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29 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Brad Stine: Tolerate This!

Now, our recognition of truth is not based in its challenge to our preconceptions, but in its capacity to comfort us. That kind of 'truth' would be alien to Lenny Bruce; it suits Brad Stine perfectly.

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Kiss Tomorrow Hello: Notes from the Midlife Underground by Twenty-Five Women Over Forty by Kim Barne

What could be more valuable for a young woman than the learning experiences of those who have gone before?"

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The Ten Commandments (50th Anniversary Edition) (1956)

It is the role that would provide Charlton Heston with fame, fortune, and the authoritative persona he now uses to convince people that hunting squirrels with AK-47s is not just a right but a duty.

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29 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sean Watkins: Blinders On

A pop-folk gem from the Nickel Creek guitarist.

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Liz Durrett: The Mezzanine

Haunting and beautiful second effort from Georgia-born singer-songwriter.

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Dom Minasi: The Vampire’s Revenge

I refuse to use the word "suck" in this review.

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29 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Stephen Fretwell: Magpie

An understated, lovelorn collection of northern songs that comes highly recommended.

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29 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sparks: Hello Young Lovers

What's the difference between carnivalesque and arrested development?

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Sub-Conscious: Subtalk

I don't really know a lot about Sub-Conscious, but I've listened to the album a few times.

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The Caribbean: Plastic Explosives

The Caribbean turn pop songs into ghosts, life's most mundane aspects into spy fiction.

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Casiotone For the Painfully Alone: Etiquette

Recently upgraded to mid-fi production and displaying more varied arrangements, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone's latest is probably his best, more accessible without sacrificing any of his sharp-witted observational lyricism.

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28 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Thief

You're still catching your breath after Lem's devastating exit last week on The Shield. And now comes a whole other kind of hurt. André Braugher plays a career criminal whose life swings way out of control in Thief, FX's slot-replacement for Lem's show.

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The Andy Milonakis Show: The Complete First Season

Andy doesn't care if you hate his show. He's having a good time, and someone likes it: MTV2 has signed him for a second season.

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28 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Fascination by William Boyd

Boyd's rendering of dissolution is persuasive precisely because we trust his language: this is how people speak, and this is how people fall apart.

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Domino: New Line Platinum Series (2005)

Domino maps mythology, not as a means to heroic or sympathetic characters, and certainly not to narrative resolution.

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28 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Donald Fagen: Morph the Cat

More jazz-slick (but seriously dark) sophistipop from one half of Steely Dan.

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