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	Buzzcocks: Live at Shepherds Bush Empire 2003 [DVD]

Shelley and Diggle themselves prove this point, portraying themselves as regular blokes who enjoy a night at the pub while making some of the finest music around.

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23 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

How does Lost Squad measure up to the popular movies it was compared to?

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23 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Shield: Season 4

Most of the brilliant fourth season is focused on the interplay of Vic with the two single-season 'heavyweights', Glenn Close as Captain Monica Rawling and Anthony Anderson as local kingpin Antwon Mitchell.

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23 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Skating with Celebrities

Follow Todd's lead, and let figure skating's sequin-spangled freak flag fly.

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23 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Emily’s Reasons Why Not

The problem with the latest pretender to the Sex and the City throne is that it doesn't take the mimicry far enough.

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Life Interrupted: The Unfinished Monologue by Spalding Gray, Francine Prose

It just sounds like the way Spalding Gray would die. His would not be a life finished by old age, or the standard natural causes. No, Gray's existence was fated to end like most of his monologues.

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The Execution of Wanda Jean (2002) - PopMatters Film Review
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The film may not change minds regarding the death penalty, but does demonstrate its flaws on personal and structural levels.

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Master C&J Featuring Liz Torres: Can’t Get Enough

The "Queen Bitch" of '80s-era house music gets a much-deserved comprehensive retrospective. It's history being made, and it still sounds good.

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Friends of Dean Martinez: Live at Club 7

The Friends of Dean Martinez bring on the noise for this live gig, just daring anybody, anybody, to label them "lounge music" ever again.

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22 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

Motion Trio: Play-Station

There are not many experimental accordion groups who take their musical cues from arcade games. Motion Trio do it with inventiveness and technical skill.

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Various: Different Strokes By Different Folks

This is not the greatest disc in the world, this is just a tribute.

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22 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

Psyche Origami: The Standard

Psyche Origami reps Atlanta in a whole new way.

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My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult: Gay, Black and Married

Gay, Black and Married. If ever there were four words meant to be strung together to form a My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult album title, those are the ones.

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T. Rex: Tanx / Bolan’s Zip Gun / Futuristic Dragon / Work in Progress

The agony, the ecstasy, and the T. Rextasy are all on display in Rhino’s latest batch of glam reissues.

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LeBron James 21st Birthday Party

It sounds crazy: throwing a birthday party with no announced entertainment and charging admission. Of course, when you're LeBron James, you can do anything...

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Upstairs, Downstairs - Collector’s Edition Megaset: The Complete Series Plus Thomas and Sarah

Upstairs, Downstairs may not have been startlingly original, but its primary strength lay with its complex characters and class-based construct.

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20 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Chasing Windmills

Despite the predominance of soulless databases and faceless corporations, the Internet is widely thought of as a space where exhibitionism is the norm, a mess of web logs, podcasts, and other means of personal expression.

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20 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

The White Countess (2006)

The final Merchant/Ivory collaboration is set in 1936 Shanghai and revisits the filmmakers' usual concerns -- loss, desire, and nostalgia for a moment that never quite existed.

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20 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Underworld: Evolution (2006)

Race here is not an inherent or stable identity, but mutable and mutating.

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20 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Matador (2006)

While the next Bond film is stuck in pre-production as producers search for an A-List Bond girl, Pierce Brosnan is having the last laugh with his new film.

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