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The Sisters of Mercy + The Warlocks

Stick with this year's model. These old sisters have no mercy.

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25 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Music Road

Insisting that you need to understand something about a local culture to gain insight into the music, Music Road affords context as well as tunes.

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25 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Power Girl: The Classifieds

Manion not only captures Power Girl's... buxomness, but provides wit and charm while Kara seeks to fill her life with a mundane nine to five.

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Half/Life: Jew-ish Tales from Interfaith Homes by Laurel Snyder (editor)

For many of the essays, the most heartbreaking moments occur after the child has declared his or herself a Jew, only to be rejected by members of the tribe.

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The Coup: Pick a Bigger Weapon

The Coup's back to bomb the system, and they've brought the funk with them.

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Katatonia: The Great Cold Distance

Magnificent vocal melodies and exceptional songwriting craft collide on one of the finest metal albums of early 2006.

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25 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Latrice: Illuminate

Soul-house veteran enlists Kaskade and Jay-J to man the boards for first solo album. It's as smooth and lush as you can imagine, but still...

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Jandek: Khartoum Variations

Duchamp's urinal or Texaco's?

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Wordsworth: Mirror Music: The Deluxe Edition

The re-release of Wordsworth's 2004 debut proves that syndication might work for television, but it won't do for hip-hop. It's better to make new mistakes than to keep repeating old ones.

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25 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Super XX Man: X

X looks back on ten years of Scott Garred's own little brand of musical therapy.

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Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice: Gipsy Freedom

The mystic ones pull back their hoods, emerge from the mist, and reveal themselves as... regular guys? What the...?

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25 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ass Ponys: The Okra Years

For the most part, The Okra Years presents a better version of the Ass Ponys than the band's few fans from that era might remember.

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	Recyver Dogs: Live at Tresor Berlin [DVD]

Laypeople may not get much out of this DVD, but techno enthusiasts who have been to Tresor may get misty-eyed.

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American Masters - Ernest Hemingway: Rivers to the Sea

The documentary argues that Hemingway tried to answer Ezra Pound's call to 'make it new'. His version of new was compressed: his language -- so precise, so alienated -- formed infamously short, tough sentences.

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24 Apr 2006 // 4:00 PM

Shopgirl (2005)

Director Anand Tucker insists his film is not about the glitzy L.A. It is, instead, about an L.A. populated with 'ordinary people just like you and me, getting on with their lives.'"

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24 Apr 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Net (2004)

I only feel comfortable reiterating Kaczynski's arguments by framing him as the result of an experiment gone wrong in the state-sanctioned exercise of force.

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Image Before My Eyes: A History of Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust (2004) - PopMatters Fi

The film distills its photos, films, recordings, and narratives into a profoundly potent and heartrending vision of lost European Jewry.

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24 Apr 2006 // 4:00 PM

Casanova (2005)

This would be the cleaned-up, wearisome, supposedly romantic version of the notorious Casanova.

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24 Apr 2006 // 4:00 PM

Aeon Flux (2005)

The writers' commentary track is smart, instructive, and funny. The film is less so.

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24 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

'The Bat-man of Gotham' is real and very human, but also very mysterious and in one sequence of this story, even mystical.

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