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Friday, May 3 2002

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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Spider-Man (2002)

Spider-Man doesn't get caught up in its own snazzy special effects.


New Best Friend (2002)

In the end, the class conflict is as mundane as the dialogue.


Hollywood Ending (2002)

The reinvention of Hollywood Ending is not the film, but the 66-year-old Allen as self-promoter.


Human Nature (2002)

Human Nature is largely a study of the fine line between being innovative and being asinine.


Deuces Wild (2002)

A heavy-handed glob of a movie.


Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

Stacy Peralta's propulsive [Dogtown and Z-Boys] is at once irreverent and reverential.


Wednesday, May 1 2002

Weezer + Pete Yorn + am radio

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Les Savy Fav

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Neil Halstead

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