Reviews
	Theo Parrish: Parallel Dimensions

One of the great tragedies of our time is the preponderance of musical variety. There’s just so much music, so many obscure labels and

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22 Jun 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Sophie B. Hawkins: Wilderness

Like Liz Phair did with her 2003 self-titled CD, Sophie B. Hawkins has adopted a decidedly more commercial sound on her latest release. Teaming up with

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22 Jun 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Beastie Boys: To the 5 Boroughs

Back in 1989, the Beastie Boys released the best rap and hip-hop album ever, the masterpiece Paul’s Boutique. At the time, it was roundly ignored

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Who’s the Boss?: The Complete First Season

The contradictory premise of Who's the Boss? does what it's supposed to do: it sets the scene for cheesy sitcom tomfoolery.

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Star Trek: Voyager, Season Two

More maternal than Amazonian, Captain Janeway serves simultaneously as the crew's protector and counselor.

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22 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

Dead Like Me: Season One

By way of explaining the significance of their task, Betty asserts, 'Hundreds and thousands of people die every day. Bodies are easy -- dig a ditch, light a match -- but what about the souls? Who takes care of them?'

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So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction and Fantasy by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan

We cannot reverse the effects of colonization: exploration alters not only the colonized, 'discovered' people but the explorer.

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The Hollywood Dodo by Geoff Nicholson

The Hollywood Dodo itself is a film script, a mechanical reproduction of the extinct bird, a few corpses, fragments of a novel -- in fact a multitude of interlinked things.

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22 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

Going East by Matthew d’Ancona

Even if Mia acts and dresses like she is working class, she will never be working class. In the end, Mia hasn't changed; her evolution is superficial.

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22 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Bad Guys Won by Jeff Pearlman

If the bad guys won, then maybe the good guys lost, and that's certainly true in Bill Buckner's case.

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	Various Artists: Datawaslost: One.Two.Three (2003 Compilation)

After more than four years as a label, Cincinnati-based Datawaslost is starting to get a handle on its area’s independent music scene. With Datawaslost:

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	Tangiers: Never Bring You Pleasure

If they didn’t have to be so darn resilient, Tangiers would have become just another pleasant memory among Canadian indie rock fans. Their 2003 debut

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21 Jun 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Dave Matthews Band: Live at Red Rocks 8.15.95

Occasionally I’ll come across an album that instantly strikes an internal chord—one that speaks directly to me, often using smart, introspective lyrics. It’

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21 Jun 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Muse: Absolution

As renowned for being Radiohead impersonators as they are for providing extravagant music delivered with the intensity of religious zealots, Muse has always stood in

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21 Jun 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Honeydogs: 10,000 Years

Forget all you know about the Honeydogs. Forget that they’re popular in their hometown Minneapolis, or the fact that they’re critics’ darlings, or

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21 Jun 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Greyboy: Soul Mosaic

The hip-hop DJ is a strange beast—strikingly original with her arrangements of beats and samples, yet totally unoriginal because she’s using music others

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21 Jun 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The Clarks: Fast Moving Cars

Pittsburgh natives know great music when they hear it. Not only do they warm to the talents of local singer-songwriter Bill Deasy, but they also

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21 Jun 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The Blam: Caveat Emptor

Let’s cut to the chase. The best parts of the Blam’s Caveat Emptor are the beginning, the middle, and the end. All three

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	The Album Leaf: In a Safe Place

Jimmy LaValle from the band Tristeza goes to Iceland and becomes Icelandic, calls himself the Album Leaf. What a beautiful thing is modern music that

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21 Jun 2004 // 10:00 PM

	John Abercrombie Quartet: Class Trip

One of the most striking, distinctive characteristics of John Abercrombie’s guitar tone is its lithe suppleness. Listen to hundreds of jazz guitarists, and you’

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