Reviews

13 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Divine Sarah by Adam Braver

There is a deep understanding of what makes a true artist tick, and the symbiotic relationship between an actress and her audience.

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Camus & Sartre: The Story of a Friendship and the Quarrel that Ended It by Ronald Aronson

While, for the duration of the book, we do get a fascinating, often objective account of their historic friendship, what we often find, in the subtext of the prose, is a leftist apologist hard at work.

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Birth of a Nation by Aaron McGruder and Reginald Hudlin with illustrations by Kyle Baker

The point of this story is less the plausibility of a city's secession than the implication of downtrodden people wielding the tools of transnational capitalism.

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13 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Being Jordan: My Autobiography by Katie Price

Whenever she goes out partying with friends she plays the part of Jordan; she meets men as Jordan, and, in a form of identity striptease, gradually reveals the Katie Price.

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American Whiskey Bar by Michael Turner

Notwithstanding the $5,000, I'm afraid that Klaus 9 might get ticked off if I reveal too much.

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12 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Bushspeak: The Curious Wit & Wisdom of George W. Bush

There’s an old saying in TennesseeI know it’s in Texas, probably in TennesseeThat says, fool me once, shame onShame on youFool meYou can’

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12 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Rachael Yamagata: Happenstance

Sultry singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata burst onto the scene some time last fall with a five-song EP that could barely contain powerful hooks and sorrowful heartbreak

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	The Tragically Hip: In Between Evolution

So remind me again why the Tragically Hip isn’t huge in the U.S.? Why does one of Canada’s biggest rock bands recede

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12 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Of Montreal: Satanic Panic in the Attic

No matter their flashes of brilliance or their well-deserved position in indie music, Of Montreal have always been something of an acquired taste for many.

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	The Mavericks: The Definitive Collection

The Mavericks can’t be put into one category of music. If they were, you would be doing a huge disservice not only to yourself

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12 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Kansas: Kansas [reissue]

Thanks to increasingly narrow classic rock playlists, people will soon only know Kansas from on-the-hour-every-hour playings of “Dust in the Wind” and “Carry on Wayward

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	Brian Eno: Another Green World [reissue]

Before he started making avant-garde elevator music, Brian Eno released four of the most richly satisfying rock albums of the 1970s, all of which Virgin

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12 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Endo: Songs for the Restless

Endo is a band that changes its sound dramatically from one album to the next. The band’s previous album, Evolve, was a fairly uneventful

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12 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

Björk: Post Live

She sounds so in love with life when she sings, whether she’s cooing softly, chirping along to a cheesy big band arrangement, or belting out her charmingly enigmatic lyrics with gusto.

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12 Jul 2004 // 4:00 PM

	Dr. John: N’awlinz: Dis, Dat or D’udda

What’s bigger: Mac Rebennack, or the New Orleans musical tradition his alter ego Dr. John attempts to encompass? It’s a tough question, especially

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12 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

13 Moons (2002)

In this world of unbelievable coincidences, Karma battles fate for the destiny of all involved.

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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965)

Martin Ritt coaxes a performance from Richard Burton that reveals Leamas as a full-fledged existential hero.

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12 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Never Die Alone (2004)

'I look older in person than I come across on film,' observes DMX while watching himself in Never Die Alone.

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The Manchurian Candidate: Special Edition (1962)

The Manchurian Candidate throws into horrific relief a chaotic sense of U.S. national identity.

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12 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Heartburn (1986)

In Heartburn, we're not privy to any clues that Mark might be the unfaithful party, even though we know it's a plot device coming down the track like a Metroliner.

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