Reviews
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

This book had the makings of a great literary-mystery hybrid of the sort not seen since, perhaps, Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye.

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The Muse and the Mechanism by Josh Davis

Charlie Fell is a slightly jaded yet optimistic reincarnation of Stephen Dedalus. And, like Dedalus, he wonders endlessly, trying to find meaning to his life.

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The Music Internet Untangled: Using Online Services to Expand Your Musical Horizons by Andy Breeding

No longer do you have to hang out at the local record store to hear new music, nor do you have to pour over countless magazines and spend lots of money on bands you've never heard before.

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29 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Accidental Hunter: A D Hunter Mystery by Nelson George

In the world of social critic Nelson George, even the villain reads Toni Morrison on the way to kidnap the world's reigning pop princess.

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28 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Matthew Shaw: Ghosts in the Concrete

Shaw's music blips and tweaks with the unseen impulses and urgency that fuels our days and nights in the city.

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28 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Shesus: Ruined It for You

Whoooo weee! Jeee-zusss! Shesus returns with both the crunch and the crunk on Ruined It for You. Don't let the title fool ya: it's more get down than down on itself.

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	Mono: Walking Cloud and Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun Shined

Grandiose and ambitious, Mono incorporates a variety of aural brushstrokes to create an imperfect, albeit enjoyable, experience.

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	hEADaCHE: Fully Automated: The hEADaCHE re:mixes

Hopefully this release snags hEADaCHE some increased visibility -- he could use some better source material.

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	Evil Nine: You Can Be Special Too

More charged and exciting than evil or nine, this DJ/producer duo makes good on party promises and even invites Aesop Rock to stop by.

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28 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	John Digweed: Fabric 20

This is a hypnotically tasteful mix, a perfect synthesis of current flavors filtered through Digweed's distinctively transparent style.

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28 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Beck: Guero

The emotional scope of Beck's discography is further broadened by Guero, which places his schizophrenic party music under a more solemn cloud.

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28 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Supernanny

Jo Frost is light on the British bluster, heavy on the Mary Poppins charm.

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28 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Showbiz Tonight

Showbiz Tonight covers less ground in an hour than Extra does in five minutes.

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28 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Project Greenlight 3

The drama that erupts when these high-profile overachievers are put in the same room is far more entertaining than the movies they produce.

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28 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Michael Jackson Trial: E! News Presentation

The Michael Jackson trial reenactments are slightly more stimulating than a Jermaine Jackson ballad, but nowhere near as compelling as a LaToya Jackson psychic infomercial.

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28 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Kojak

With another 40 minutes or so to fill, the pilot lets loose with the other, meaner, scarier Kojak, plying his vengeance for the good of the community.

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28 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Family Business

Seymore Butts may not have invented gonzo pornography, but he's one of its most energetic purveyors.

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	Yann Tiersen and Shannon Wright: self-titled

Amélie with dark eyeliner? Ill-conceived notion, mon freur. Tiersen and Wright found a mutual respect for care and craft, and resonated that feeling throughout their self-titled collaboration.

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27 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Shearwater: Thieves

Five songs that will make you a Shearwater fan...

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27 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Siberia: Harm’s Way

A dark, stylish album that is both haunting and gorgeous. Airy vocals and distant guitars combine to forge an assault on the imagination.

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"Guster's Summerstage performance was a showcase of their infectious and poppy music from the last 24 years.

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