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	In Flames: Soundtrack to Your Escape

Although In Flames have still yet to achieve great success in North America, the Swedish band, over the past decade, has become one of the

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	The Foreign Exchange: Connected

Little Brother's Phonte and Nicolay of the Netherlands make beautiful music together while proving that message boards ain't all bad.

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5 Jan 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Efterklang: Tripper

Efterklang's otherworldly debut effort proves why the Icelandic instrumental is the classical music of the 21st century.

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5 Jan 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Bowman: Living to Dream

Since this appears to be Boston’s year (curses reversed and then some), it’s not a big surprise to find a Bostonian making great

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Ratchet and Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal

The perfect blend of humor that was actually funny, running-and-gunning action, and platformer puzzles and timing was almost more than I could handle.

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5 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Lilo & Stitch 2: Hämsterviel Havoc

Disney is sitting on a goldmine but is too blind to see it.

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5 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Dead or Alive: Ultimate

DOA: Ultimate is generating a lot of buzz and quite a bit of talk for 'Game of the Year' awards in action/fighting genres, but the truth is that all of this acclaim is really for half the package.

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5 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Alien Hominid

Lost lives are actually one of the ways in which the game establishes its old school credibility.

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4 Jan 2005 // 11:00 PM

Tinariwen: Amassakoul

Although Halloween night was cold and cloudy in Santa Cruz, the desert winds blew in soft and sultry toward the Kuumbwa Jazz Center to quite

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	Eugene Mirman: The Absurd Nightclub Comedy of Eugene Mirman

There are many drawbacks to living during a time of social polarization and moral controversy like the one we're living through now. But even as the political landscape seems to grow more humorless by the day, comedy seems to be thriving.

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4 Jan 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Marilyn Manson: Lest We Forget: The Best Of

“It’s been 10 years since his debut, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, and David Bowie continues to cling to variations on his Ziggy

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	Me First and the Gimme Gimmes: Ruin Jonny’s Bar Mitzvah

Think of any remotely cheesy hit from the ‘70s or ‘80s, and you can bet the farm that there’s a punk rock cover of

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4 Jan 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Ministry: Early Trax

It’s been 20 years now since Al Jourgensen first introduced “Every Day is Halloween”, his anthem of “snakes and lizards and other things that go

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4 Jan 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection

Jackson has opted to produce a collection that, given its cost and its content, is likely only to appeal to his diehard fans. They're the ones most interested in hearing the rarities and demos included within, but they're not the ones who need to be reminded how great Michael Jackson once was and could yet be again.

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	Steve Earle: Live From Austin TX [CD and DVD]

Clean and sober, Earle's prolific string of seven albums in nine years has been nothing short of masterful. It has also usurped the first half of his career: Earle, formerly competent songwriter, now makes sonically adventurous records with political and social conscience.

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4 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

New Cinematographers by Alexander Ballinger

Ballinger opens up the roles a director of photographer must assume on a movie set, letting others in on the sometimes cumbersome but richly rewarding craft of cinematography.

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Kin: New Fiction by Black and Asian Women by Karen McCarthy

McCarthy destabilizes conventional definitions of 'family' by suggesting socially rather than biologically defined kin relations. She presses readers to challenge pedestrian conceptions of the very word.

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4 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

I Am a Red Dress by Anna Camilleri

It's more than a story of incest and its aftermath; it's a study of one woman's search for identity in an environment in which all the traditional building blocks of the self have been broken apart.

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The Cult of Personality: How Personality Tests Are Leading Us to Miseducate Our Children, Mismanage

It wouldn't be so distressing if these tests simply existed innocuously in their own little pocket of American life; the reality of it is that they find their way into nearly every aspect of how we live our lives publicly.

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	Various Artists: The Sound of Young New York II

Is it OK to forgive New York now? I mean, seriously, they tried to get their act together, to make a go of having a “

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Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms"

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"Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.

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