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	Corey Harris: Daily Bread

Carib-Afro-blues meets ethics on the latest from a... traditionalist?"

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	A Certain Ratio: Live America 1985

A Certain Ratio firmly is one of the pioneering, genre-mixing wave of bands that led the way for the dance-oriented artists of the '80s.

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17 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Damon Aaron: Ballast

If Ballast consisted of nothing more than Aaron's guitar playing, the album would be a good deal better than it actually is.

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15 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

‘1215’ Slays Many Mythical Dragons

1215 is a fascinating, entertaining book that explicates one of the most import documents in Western Civilization.

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Isaac Brock's face was a scowl. Anytime you can see him restricted in some form or fashion you know he's bound to he unleash it...

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Destroy All Humans!

These short dialogues are mainly intended to be parodic and humorous jokes at the expense of the straight-laced and ultraconservative Americans of the past.

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15 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Wedding Crashers (2005)

Usually, a little Vaughn goes a long way, but here he serves as welcome respite from Wilson's cloying romantic lead.

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Sam Kinison: Outlaws of Comedy (1990)

Unfortunately, Sam Kinison: Outlaws of Comedy is the worst version of this wounded genius that ever existed.

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Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (2004)

Jim White acts as tour guide in this film addressing the 'Southern obsession with the dichotomy between the sacred and the profane.'

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15 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Murderball (2005)

In the rowdy and inspiring Murderball, Mark Zupan is, quite frankly, mesmerizing.

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15 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Happy Endings (2005)

Happy Endings begins with what seems quite an unhappy ending, when Mamie (Lisa Kudrow) is hit by a car.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

This being a Tim Burton film, the celebration of childish pleasures is not simply joyous, but tweaked.

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15 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Café Lumiere (2003)

Café Lumiere recreates Japan's lush colors and busy depths, but doesn't imbue them with any universal meaning.

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	James Blood Ulmer: Birthright

To hear Ulmer sing so nakedly about sex, race, and religion while playing such dusty music makes for a striking juxtaposition -- and is a strong case for the continued relevance of blues music.

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14 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Turin Brakes: JackInABox

Two happy guys surround themselves with all of the materials, but none of the means. Result: a house that collapses under the slightest scrutiny.

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14 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Piano Magic: Disaffected

I don't see any daisies sprouting out from this grave.

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14 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Pale Sunday: Summertime?

Summer breeze make you feel fine? Then settle back in your plastic lawnchair with a caipirinha de tangerina and the new Pale Sundays record. Oh, and the Bill Hicks trench coat mafia need not apply.

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14 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Monolake: Polygon Cities

If you aren't already an initiate in the mysteries of minimalist techno, it's hard to get excited about such opaque differentiations.

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	Femi Kuti: Live at the Shrine [DVD]

Half concert recording, half character study, this documentary is a striking depiction of the effect artists can have on society when they give their all. And the music's sublime.

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	The Forecast: Late Night Conversations

Don't give up on emo just yet, people.

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"This week we consider the beautiful world that Campo Santo has built for us to explore and the way that the game explores human relationships through its protagonist's own explorations within that world.

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