Reviews

2 Mar 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Norah Jones: Feels Like Home

For a sultry torch singer who releases her work on an old, smoky jazz label, Norah Jones has a surprising amount in common with the

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	Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander: Abaton

This two-CD set isn’t short on playing time, though I wonder whether there might not be a little too much on it—at least

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2 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Sex and the City

Carrie's romantic life, particularly, had come to resemble the dating equivalent of the Boston Red Sox.

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Straight Plan for the Gay Man

Jonathan wonders what it would be like to spend one day working in the blue-collar world and be as 'unfabulous' as possible (Why? I have no idea.)

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2 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Survivor All-Stars

Survivor dramatizes one of capitalism's core tenets: cooperation is a provisional strategy in the game of 'every man for himself.'

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2 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

A Perfect Husband

This film's weird dramatization and inappropriate timing are a betrayal of Laci Peterson's family, friends, and community.

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1 Mar 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Splitsville: Incorporated

It’s a matter of quality—with their fifth release, Incorporated, Splitsville has never been in a better space. Confident, assured and able to transcend

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1 Mar 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Audra Kubat: Million Year Old Sand

A million years ago, a glacier carved Lake Superior into the frozen Michigan landscape. Million Year Old Sand, the third album by folk singer Audra

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1 Mar 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The Innocence Mission: Befriended

Forgotten but not gone—irrelevance is the damning curse of all aging musicians. In a culture that makes no distinction between style and substance, bands

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	The Bigger Lovers: This Affair Never Happened… And Here are Eleven Songs About It

When The Office‘s Ricky Gervais accepted his second award at the 2004 Golden Globes ceremony, he cleverly expressed the need for two trophies, so that

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	Arab on Radar: Queen Hygiene II / Rough Day at the Orifice

Being an artist or musician from Rhode Island must be a terrible burden. Home of the Rhode Island School of Design, and with a reputation

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	Joan Armatrading: Love and Affection: Joan Armatrading Classics (1975-1983)

Some of my favorite lines in popular music are penned by Joan Armatrading, who is nothing if not a brilliant lyricist. “It would help me

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1 Mar 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Ann Beretta: Three Chord Revolution

As far as Ann Beretta‘s sound is typical American punk, they demonstrate why I personally prefer typical old school British punk to typical American

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1 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Press Gang: Series 1

Press Gang refused to treat its audience like children.

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1 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

MTV’s Wuthering Heights

You can almost hear the producers' pitch: 'It's Heathcliff and Catherine via Justin and Britney -- tragic love, but without all those heavy wool broadcloths.'

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Disinformation: The Complete Series

Disinformation is a lot like the Weekly World News as written by James Randi and the staff of The Skeptical Enquirer.

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1 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Tricheurs (1983)

For Schroeder, gambling becomes a metaphor for the allure of the unknown.

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1 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

The School of Rock (2003)

'I'm always going 10 miles too far over the top, and sometimes I have a tendency to go crazy ham and cheese,' says Jack Black.

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1 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Labyrinth (1986)

Sarah is the origin and end of the fiction, its cause and effect simultaneously.

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1 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)

Far too vast to be linear or inclusive, the Godzilla story is actually a lot of stories, many of them contradictory.

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