Reviews

17 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cristina Branco: Ulisses

The widely renowned fadista illustrates the difference between casting off toward unknown horizons and merely drifting off course.

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17 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Editors: The Back Room

Editors have made a thoughtful, expertly crafted and darkly sensuous indie-pop gem.

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17 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Nuru Kane: Sigil

You've heard it before? Then listen to it again.

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Kate Rusby: The Girl Who Couldn’t Fly

Beautiful and precise, Rusby's latest shows her growing again.

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16 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Zodiac (2006)

The Zodiac so altered our consciousness that we can now easily imagine a serial killer with no motivation other than achieving a public spectacle.

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16 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Thank You for Smoking (2005)

The ironies of Thank You for Smoking are not subtle.

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16 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Find Me Guilty (2006)

You might find Vin Diesel guilty of any number of offenses in Sidney Lumet's new film. First, his hair.

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16 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

V for Vendetta (2006)

The Natalie Portman film is an earnestly angry, vaguely philosophical, but ultimately generic action movie.

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16 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

If the plot seems somewhat conventional, don't worry. Ellis more than makes up for it with a gonzo writing style that is seldom seen in comics.

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Jennifer Kimball + DJ Handler + Juez Ftr. Eyal Maoz + Citygrass + Kudu

Since I've moved to New York, four shows on a Saturday night has started to seem like the regular dose...

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16 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Sopranos

The 'circle of life' refers to how, in The Sopranos, the dead continuously circle the living.

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16 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Modern Men

The problem here is that the show presumes from the outset that there are essential differences between men and women, and if men could only learn to embrace their feminine sides, the war of the sexes would finally be over.

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White Money/Black Power: The Surprising History of African American Studies and the Crisis of Race i

White Money/Black Power might not make the best Kwanzaa stocking stuffer. But for those interested in understanding the ways philanthropy and politics are inextricably tied to intellectual production and academic projects, this is your book.

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Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

Lamenting the loss of 'people who are uncompromising,' Clooney says, 'For us, this movie is a success if some kid in Austin, Texas sees it, who is studying journalism, and says, 'That's the guy I want to be like.' Then we win.'"

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16 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

DJ Cam: Revisited by

The stylistic range of the contributors to Revisited by demonstrates the breadth of influences that infuse the works of the remarkable DJ Cam.

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Carmen Lundy: Jazz and the New Songbook

A live, career-encompassing date of all-original material from a top jazz vocalist.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Music of Israel

There's more to Israel than bombs and bad news.

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16 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Hush: Bulletproof

On Bulletproof, Hush flashes enough skill to demonstrate that he could one day step out of Eminem's shadow. Today is not that day.

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16 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Bamboos: Step It Up

The Bamboos have more funk than a kangaroo's got hops. But while they're heavy on drum and bass, the band is too light on variety.

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Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit: Secret Rhythms 2

Channeling the spirits of Augustus Pablo and Can certainly isn't the worst musical concept to attempt, and Friedman and Liebezeit do a credible job of making it work.

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