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Tuesday, May 7 2002

Mariah Carey: Greatest Hits

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Anathema: A Fine Day to Exit

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The Shield

The success of 'The Shield' has doubtless upped the ante in regard to what networks will allow -- and resort to -- in order to gain ratings.


Insomniac with Dave Attell

As far as television is concerned, Insomniac's cracked lens takes us as close to reality as we can happily get.


The Gathering Storm

The point in 'The Gathering Storm' is that Churchill is 'human', that he has faults.


Monday, May 6 2002

Various Artists: Latin Groove

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764-HERO: Nobody Knows This Is Everywhere

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Stan Ridgway: Holiday in Dirt

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Fred LeBlanc: Here on Earth

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The Get Up Kids: Something to Write Home About

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Dexy’s Midnight Runners: Too-Rye-Ay

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Angie Aparo: Weapon of Mass Construction

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Sunday, May 5 2002

XTC: A Coat of Many Cupboards

Cult status or no, XTC’s raw deal at the hands of Virgin Records is slightly rectified herein, and helps repair a rift of under-representation that spanned decades and resulted in a bruising industry battle.


Friday, May 3 2002

Who Owns History? Rethinking the Past in a Changing World by Eric Foner

Each generation, each separate age of man, writes its own history from that time frame's unique perspective.


Seek: Reports From The Edges of America & Beyond by Denis Johnson

From modern-day hippies, to war-weary Africans, to a Kabul under Taliban rule, to Christian biker rallies, Denis Johnson offers glimpses of how the other half lives in a collection of essays.


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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