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Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003)

To lack political power -- as Robert Kane Pappas submits the American people at large do, living in a post-democratic society where the media function in collusion with government -- is also to lack the ability to prove.

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27 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

Mean Creek (2003)

The crisis doesn't produce good and bad behaviors, so much as it challenges such moralistic definitions, exploring the pressures that lead to kids' seeming deviance.

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27 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

Hero (2002)

Had it been released five years ago, Hero's point might have seemed anachronistic, but today, it's hard to ignore its resonance with world events.

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Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

Father Merrin, action hero. Who could have imagined it?"

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Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

There's some odd cosmic poetry in the fact that Dwight Little, director of Anacondas, also directed Free Willy 2.

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27 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

Alien vs. Predator (2004)

King of the video game movies, director Paul W.S. Anderson continues to meet and resist expectations with his latest, Alien vs. Predator.

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26 Aug 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Various Artists: Warped Tour 2004 Compilation

Anyone who thought that the ill-fated monstrosity Woodstock ‘99 signaled the death of the ‘90s as surely as Altamont shuttered the ‘60s hasn’t been paying

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	Triple Seis: Only Time’ll Tell

There are many reasons to love this album by New York rapper Triple Seis. Here, we list those reasons. There will also be occasional asides

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	The Meat Purveyors: Pain by Numbers

Humor and music, for some, may be chocolate and peanut butter (or hazelnut, for our European friends). For most of us though, it’s chocolate

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	Nana Mouskouri: Nana Mouskouri in New York

It was the summer of 1962 when Nana Mouskouri first journeyed from her home in Greece to the United States. She had been beckoned by a

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	The Libertines: self-titled

The Libertines are one of those bands who are impossible to hate when they’re at their best, but are also a band so out

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	David Kilgour: Frozen Orange

David Kilgour’s been making pop music for over 25 years, starting with his brother Hamish in the Clean, one of New Zealand’s most influential

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26 Aug 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Bitter Bitter Weeks: Revenge

On the title track of the new Bitter Bitter Weeks album, Brian McTear sounds a note of weary protest. He no longer wants revenge. He

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26 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

Thief: Deadly Shadows

There have always been developers interested in alternatives. Not just to develop alternative genres, such as puzzle games, but alternatives within the mainstream brands identified with excessive gore.

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26 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

Sega Bass Fishing Duel

Sega Bass Fishing Duel brings all the thrills of the sometimes laid back, sometimes furious sport of bass fishing right to the PlayStation 2. Plus there's no muss and no fuss.

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25 Aug 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Various Artists: Location is Everything, Vol. 2

It’s hard to say exactly when one of the acceptable dreams for America’s youth was to start a record label, but it’s

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	Bobby Watson and Horizon: Horizon Reassembled

Watson is one of the major soloists of the day, an alto saxophonist of exceptional range whose early career included membership in Art Blakey’s

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	Sahara Hotnights: Kiss & Tell

When Sahara Hotnights dropped their incendiary Jennie Bomb on an unsuspecting public two years ago, it was not only a reaffirmation of just how good

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	Sluts of Trust: We Are All Sluts of Trust

The critical narrative regarding the recent rock renaissance has already become a cohesive and continuous entity. The nature of our music press in the new

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	Billy Joe Shaver: Billy and the Kid

“God only knows why I’m still livin’,” Billy Joe Shaver sings in Billy and the Kid‘s weightless “Window Rock”, and you can’t

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