Reviews

25 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Adam Beyer: Fabric 22

This is a mostly old-school, pounding techno mix that draws a direct lineage to the electrified thump of Detroit producers such as Juan Atkins and Derrick May.

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The day's highlight comes from a carny paid to run around while people shoot him with paintballs. Why? Because Coney Island is an unfathomably skeevy place.

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Kirby Canvas Curse

What Curse does is something that's rarely accomplished in gaming; it connects you emotionally with the action.

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25 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Big Brother 6

Watching this show, we lose sight of the harmful implications of real life surveillance, where others can eavesdrop on our private conversations or scrutinize our personal information, without our knowledge and without probable cause.

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A Movie… and a Book by Daniel Wagner

Essentially, A Movie... and a Book is a novel about writing a novel, which in terms of irritating and clichéd artistic gestures, is second only to movies about starving actors written and directed by actors, Garden State not withstanding.

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25 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Jacket (2005)

Jack's experience fragments so radically and time turns so out of joint that you might think he's insane, as do his white-coated doctors.

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25 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hukkle (2002)

Selling poison to the denizens of a small Slavic village, she's a one-woman Murder, Incorporated.

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	Kevin Tihista: Home Demons Volume 1

Home and studio outtakes culled from a massive backlog of work by one of Chicago's finest. There are duds to be sure, but even they sound purposeful.

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	Smog: A River Ain’t Too Much to Love

The bedrock of virtually every Smog songs remains Callahan's deliberate guitar playing, often clipped arpeggio triplets sounding chords with no embellishment, and his nonpareil voice, the perfect instrument for relating his elusive first-person parables.

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	Carolyn Mark: Just Married: An Album of Duets

Vancouver, British Columbia singer duets with 14 of her friends on what is sort of an indie answer to Sinatra's 1993 Duets album. But without all the massive ego clashes. (No Kenny G either.).

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	Ahmad Jamal: After Fajr

An extremely lively veteran, piano virtuoso boss of a three-man symphony orchestra, only the years have given Jamal some headway as an American institution much less regarded in Europe.

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	I Self Divine: Self Destruction

I Self Divine spits consciousness, updates the state of race relations, and documents life from the Minneapolis perspective.

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	Groundtruther (Bobby Previte and Charlie Hunter with DJ Logic): Longitude

This jazz-jam venture in rhythm and texture could be the soundtrack to a David Cronenberg film. Alas, it is not.

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24 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Des Ark: Loose Lips Sink Ships

Yet another indie record that could have benefited from a little bit more spit and shine.

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	Collective Soul: From the Ground Up

Collective Soul returns yet again with an acoustic set of tunes that are dusted off and basically de-amped with pretty good results.

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24 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Natacha Atlas: Transglobal Underground [DVD]

She's your private belly dancer and singer who knows what love has got to do with it.

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22 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

questioned the audience: 'Anybody remember Nirvana?' No, but I remember Sinatra...

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2004 (2004): Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, Steve Carell, St

While Stewart makes no bones about his own preferences, Republicans, Democrats, and reporters all come in for the same rowdy treatment.

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Advent Rising

A potentially epic space opera is set in motion when Gideon learns some very Jedi-esque abilities.

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Bad Girls: The Complete First Season

Bad Girls makes the battle-scarred ladies of Lark Hall into minor heroines.

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