Reviews

11 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Devil in the Details by Jennifer Traig

Traig paints a strangely colorful and flippant picture of a life with a host of serious mental and physical problems.

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The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film by Michael Ondaatje

Murch's example reveals how art is actively created through engagement with raw materials, which are transformed, for good or bad, into the stuff of dreams.

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	Various Artists: Nickodemus and Mariano Present Turntables on the Hudson: Fifth Anniversary Edition

Celebrating their fifth anniversary, Turntables on the Hudson organizers Nickodemus and Mariano compile a disc of hits that have moved the crowd over the years.

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	Brenda Russell: Between the Sun and the Moon

Brenda Russell tends to be slapped with the “one-hit wonder” label quicker than an NBA star is slapped with a paternity suit. Most people remember

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10 Jan 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Pinback: Summer in Abaddon

Much like Grandaddy, Pinback weave classic pop fodder into the modern machinery of mainframe technology and to generate a form of post modernism that's even alienated from alienation.

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10 Jan 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Devlins: Waves

Dubliners who create fine-tuned pop songs with echoing guitar notes, grand choruses, and more hooks than Velcro? Nope, this isn't U2 - just the Devlins, who prove that they can combine the catchy with the sublime.

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10 Jan 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Donovan: Beat Cafe

Beat Cafe is unquestionably the strongest album that Donovan has released since his '60s heyday.

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	Call Me Lightning: The Trouble We’re In

Call Me Lightning bring unchecked energy touched with a bit of madness to its debut that will have fans yelling 'We Be the Lightning!' in no time.

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	Blanche: If We Can’t Trust the Doctors…

Blanche is not yet a touchstone of the alt-country community, but it shows major promise as a potential bearer of folk fringe oddities.

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Punk's not dead. It just smells that way.

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10 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Given the visible solidarity of punk rock lesbians and harmonizing churchgoers, maybe it's time to consider the idea of Ambassador Dolly.

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In the face of anti-rave legislation and increasingly stringent laws for maintaining nightclubs, L.A. takes to the streets.

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10 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

From pimply teenage soda jerks to drug addled, androgynous, monster rockers. What a long strange trip indeed.

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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

The first black Heavyweight Champion of the World, 1908 to 1915, Jack Johnson was rowdy, smart, rebellious, and proud.

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Prisoner: Cell Block H - 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Women in prison. What wonderful, wanton images those three words conjure up.

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Home Improvement: The Complete First Season

Tim's determination to add 'more power' to every household appliance or gardening tool speaks to his skewed sense of what it means to be a man.

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10 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hermitage Masterpieces

The Hermitage represents the climax of the Russian aristocracy's longtime fascination with Europe.

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10 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-Up Comedian

Shocking and mocking his way through the mid-'80s comedy scene, Bill Hicks invited controversy with his dark, explicit sexual humor.

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10 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Village (2004)

'I have to keep doing things that scare me, and this certainly scares me,' says M. Night Shyamalan.

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10 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Paparazzi (2004)

'In case you're wondering,' says director Paul Abascal, 'in this movie, the paparazzi are very sleazy guys.'"

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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