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11 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

Kevin Hill

Hill's metamorphosis from self-centered stud to compassionate caregiver is, of course, the series' major story arc.

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11 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show

The mix of live action and animation celebrates the anarchy made possible in animation while expanding the possibilities of bodily comedy.

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11 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

Desperate Housewives

In its acerbic yet frothy way, Desperate Housewives satirizes women's clichéd, impossible choices.

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11 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

dr. vegas

dr. vegas burdened by a shaky premise (is it a comedy? is it a drama?) and some of the limpest lines penned this side of Coldplay's lyrics.

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10 Oct 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Various Artists: The Rough Trade Field Guide to Music, Volume One

If you were born any time before 1980, chances are quite great that you have a small assortment of 45s sitting around on a shelf somewhere,

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10 Oct 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Vas: Feast of Silence

Feast of Silence is the most recent recording by the talented duo of Azam Ali and Greg Ellis, who together form the group, Vas. The

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	Menomena: I Am the Fun Blame Monster

Menomena’s debut album I Am the Fun Blame Monster has official release dates in September, but it’s been available and circulating since it

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10 Oct 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Eugene Edwards: My Favorite Revolution

When you hear lots of music, it’s easy to get jaded. Yet now and again, something stands out as exceptional. Eugene Edwards’ My Favorite

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10 Oct 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Engine Down: self-titled

The press sheet for the new self-titled release from Richmond, Virginia post-hardcore rockers Engine Down boasts of the album’s “potential for massive success on

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	Roy Davis, Jr.: Chicago Forever

Like punk, house music is very closely tied to the geographic identity of certain distinctive “scenes”. Just as the American punk world can be easily

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	American Music Club: Love Songs for Patriots

The climate of this year in music has been like one giant group therapy session. Bands you never thought you’d hear from again suddenly

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8 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Yes Men (2004)

The Yes Men (sometimes also known as Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno) engage in prankster-style direct activism, revealing the illogical and hypocritical practices of institutions that habitually 'put profits ahead of everything else'.

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8 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Take (2004) - PopMatters Film Review
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In our imperfect world, the role of political leaders remains decisive.

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8 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

Taxi (2004)

Belle is set up to work against stereotypes: athletic, aggressive, mechanically inclined, she's a black woman NASCAR fan.

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8 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

Rick (2003)

Seventeen years after Oliver Stone's Wall Street, suggesting that capitalism is corrosive to the soul is old hat.

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8 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

Friday Night Lights (2004)

It's mostly about how football -- in this place, at this time -- overwhelms its adherents, apparently giving them something to live for but also sucking their lives from them.

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7 Oct 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Sweetback: Stage 2

It’s been a big summer for Sade fans. No, Sade herself hasn’t dropped anything since 2002’s Lovers Live (which was a live album,

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7 Oct 2004 // 10:00 PM

Panda Bear: Young Prayer

Panda Bear (née Noah Lennox, one-half of Animal Collective’s genetic makeup) retreats indoors, seeking to trade Sung Tongs’ projectile song-storms for a more reflective catharsis.

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	oRSo: My Dreams Are Back and They Are Better Than Ever

Everyone from die-hard music geeks to casual fans are obsessed with the categorization of the music they love. “I like everything except country” holds down

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	NormanOak: Born a Black Diamond

When the four-track became an affordable recording device, bedroom musicians everywhere started popping up, self-releasing their own rudimentary recordings. The device also served as an

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