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A Hacker Manifesto by McKenzie Wark

By mashing up Romantic idealism with historical materialism and looping in some samples of cyberpunk futurism to boot, Wark offers a glimpse of potential new worlds.

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The Final Solution: A Story of Detection by Michael Chabon

Is Michael Chabon only interested in treading water after winning the Pulitzer?"

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FABULOUS!: A Loving, Luscious and Lighthearted Look at Film from the Gay Perspective by Donald F. Re

Reuter picks all the right films, but if he even understands what makes them gay under the surface he does a lousy job explaining it.

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Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter by Michelle Mercer

Dealing with abstract-thinking introverts is no easy task. There's always the pressure to glean conflict and drama from lives short on dramatic excess.

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	Magnolia Electric Co.: Trials & Errors

Jason Molina & Co. flex their muscles in Brussels on this live set recorded in 2003. To quote a quote: 'Tonight's the night, yes it is'.

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	King Britt: On the Seventh: Park Hyatt Chicago

King Britt shows off his lover's rock collection. Lucy of Van Pelt is impressed, bids high. Charles Brown observes, feels jealous.

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	The Game: The Documentary

There is a saying in the hip-hop community that goes 'game recognizes game'. Backed by all-star rap cast, it's easy to see why he was handpicked to be the west coast's new Nigga Wit Attitude by the only man with the right to -- Dr. Dre.

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	Ethan Daniel Davidson: Free the Ethan Daniel Davidson 5

Musical variety and great lyrics are the spice of the Michigan born troubadour's life.

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14 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Dotted Line: The Dotted Line

Talented multi-instumentalist Scott Bennett does it all on this artful, lush, impressive debut, with a distinctive voice that rivals that of David Mead's.

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14 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Behemoth: Demigod

Extreme metal is rarely ever this classy.

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14 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Carnivàle

His quest has made Ben the most tortured man on TV. He's been beaten, buried alive, drugged, paralyzed, and forced to commit murder.

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14 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

American Dad

When Seth MacFarlane plumbs the depths of the U.S. political system for American Dad, all he manages are weak shots at conservative caricatures.

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	Various Artists: What is Hip? Remix Project 1

Warner Bros. hires a team of scientists to revive 14 classics tracks and make them hip again. Sometimes it works, but more often than not, the tracks gets the best of their masters, run amok, and leave the listener wishing they'd stayed buried.

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	The Telepathic Butterflies: Songs from a Second Wave

Three from Canada once again mine seam of jangley pop stretching from the '60s to the present, failing to reinvent the wheel one jot. Good, quirky fun had by all.

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	Hubert Sumlin: About Them Shoes

He was the secret weapon behind the success of Howlin' Wolf. The secret is out, and he still makes other musicians sound better than they have any right to.

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	The Residents: Commercial Album: 25th Anniversary Special Edition

An extremely influential album, even to those who may not know they have been influenced by it.

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13 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Guild League: Inner North

Deepening Australia's folk-pop heritage, The Guild League strikes a delicate balance between word, music, and arrangement to find its Inner North.

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	Stefano di Battista: Parker’s Mood

Full-fledged as a singingly individual saxophonist, di Battista learned as a boy from Charlie Parker recordings that 'the saxophone can fly'. His swoops, and especially ascents, are his own on this inspiring Parker-repertoire set.

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Andrew Bird: The Mysterious Production of Eggs

Classical violinist and top notch whistler creates an album of timeless pop music.

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11 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Inside Deep Throat (2005)

Inside Deep Throat is less interested in the film's making than in its cultural and political fallouts.

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