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Grand Theft Auto Advance

If I were asked why Grand Theft Auto 3 was such a phenomenal success, I would likely avoid a discussion of freeform gameplay.

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17 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Much like any good horror film, DOOM 3 uses its environment to its advantage, but sadly relies too heavily on cheap scares.

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Bush Shoot-Out!

Cut to Bush working in the Oval Office dressed in a leather vest, cuffed jeans, cowboy boots, and a belt buckle stamped with a lone star.

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	Various Artists: Boompa Volume 1

Looking back at this past year, Ipecac and Relapse leap out as two record labels who have consistently released music of superb quality all year

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16 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Saul Williams: self-titled

Saul Williams wants to save hip-hop and poetry at the same time, breathing musty breath into these two neglected art forms from both sides of

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16 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Chris Thile: Deceiver

You’ve probably known guys like Chris Thile in college or high school. They can nonchalantly pick up any instrument and play it as if

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	The Legends: Up Against the Legends

What to make of a band that purposefully bathes its own bio in mystery and myth? If the band in question creates a hook-laden pop-music

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	Robert Earl Keen Jr.: A Bigger Piece of Sky / No 2. Live Dinner / No Kinda Dancer

Robert Earl Keen Jr. has been around for a while, and for a very good reason. He’s very good at what he does. Still

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16 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Isley Brothers: Taken to the Next Phase

For some peculiar reason, the Isley Brothers may never get their due. With a career that stretches back about 50 years now, the Isleys provided the

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16 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Fatboy Slim: Palookaville

You get the distinct feeling that most critics didn’t expect Fatboy Slim to still be around by now. Certainly in the mainstream rock world,

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16 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

reaffirms relevance.

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16 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Polly Jean takes on testosterone, learns her cocksure strut cannot compete.

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The French have spoken. Hey Strokes! You're free to leave.

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Where's the wreck? Newcomb and the Massacre stay strangely on track.

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16 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Judgment free, the author allows these people to put forward remarks and render themselves as more than holes, pile-drivers, screaming banshees, or grunting studs.

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The White Cities: Reports from France 1925-39 by Joseph Roth

If France is the dead, Germany is the stillborn future, and Roth's exile's life the displaced, unliveable present.

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People of the Bomb: Portraits of America’s Nuclear Complex by Hugh Gusterson

Gusterson argues that American military dominance is often successfully sold to the public as self-evident, humanitarian, or arising from providential destiny, not conscious political decisions.

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Critical Condition: How Healthcare in America Became Big Business-and Bad Medicine by Donald L. Barl

Progress, if any is to be made, will not come until the wall is broken on the myth that a national public health care system is opposed to the core values of the United States' free market principals.

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15 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Ulysses: 010

Ex-Apple in Stereo main man Robert Schneider's songs for Ulysses owe more to the slacker pop of Pavement than the lavishness of '60s British Invasion imports.

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15 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Rich Robinson: Paper

Rich Robinson spent most of the last 15 years as the modern day version of Keith Richards. While The Black Crowes’ guitarist might not have had

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