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Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece by Michael Streissguth

Using his own extensive research and interviews with Cash and his band/entourage, Streissguth recreates the legendary day that Cash stepped inside Folsom's walls and put history to tape.

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Eighty-Sixed: A Compendium of the Hapless (Stories) by Brian Ames

I think it wouldn't be a stretch to suggest that some readers might soon be calling Word Riot Press the Sub Pop of the book world.

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8 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Blackbodying by Dimitri Nasrallah

Nothing is absolute in Blackbodying, its narrators cannot be trusted and its conclusion is far from a satisfying inevitablity.

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The Best American Science Writing, 2004 by Dava Sobel and Jesse Cohen

To fiddle confidently in the field of general relativity or to wander among the molecules busily making protein and then to write about it for mass consumption takes talent and courage.

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7 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Hood: Outside Closer

Hood's bleak presentation drops the temperature in my room another 12 degrees or so. Thanks, Hood.

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7 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Guitar Wolf: Rock ‘n’ Roll Etiquette

A Japanese hybrid of the Ramones and the Stooges. And no, that's not a joke.

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	Renaud Garcia-Fons: Entremundo

Here comes everybody into the party, in transcontinental Indalucia, land of Raga Tango Flamenco, and the man not satisfied even with five strings to his bass. Hablemos Sanskrit y Esperanto!"

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7 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Ex: Turn

Deep intellectual analysis of geopolitics and fearless insertion of their socio-anarchist perspective is a bold, defining path drawn by The Ex.

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	Egon: All Theory and No Action

Fourth full-length from Austin-based Egon struggles to solve the mathematical sound equations of late '90s Built to Spill.

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7 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Dälek: Absence

The adventurous industrial hip-hop trio jar awake the opiated masses.

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7 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Cursed: Two

Canadian metal standouts Cursed are on the cusp of something big.

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MacGyver: The Complete First Series

With such an underdeveloped character and so many ridiculous plots, MacGyver's first season reminds us how bizarre '80s TV really was.

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Man in Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story

By an almost unbearable fluke of timing, the start of Michael Jackson's trial coincides with the start of 2005's Black History Month.

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7 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Voyage in Time (1983)

Voyage in Time, a one-hour television film, snatches a fragment of Tarkovsky's working life.

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Time of the Wolf (Le Temps du loup) (2002)

In Michael Haneke's version of the end of the world, things are different.

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A New Kind of Love (1963)

The film offers up a timeless double standard: a man who has many sexual partners is considered masculine, but a woman with multiple partners is a slut.

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7 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Neil Gaiman’s A Short Film About John Bolton (2003)

The affection Neil Gaiman shows for Marcus indicates that he doesn't hate critics, just what we represent: an ethos of inept misinterpretation aimed at elevating the academic over the visceral.

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How to Draw a Bunny (2004) - PopMatters Film Review
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We feel a dogged incompletion, as if Ray Johnson's career was a massive joke awaiting one final punch line.

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7 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Harvest (1993)

David Marconi's screenplay is redeemed by its interest in messing with our minds rather than trotting out the requisite local color and visual shortcuts.

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Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

The film's primary appeal is the bizarre turn by Noel Coward as Wilson (one of several 'eccentrics' the film trots out to otherize London even as it pathologizes at least one of the yanks).

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