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Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish by Abigail Pogrebin

Wieseltier condemns the a la carte Judaism of those who choose what aspect of the religion they like and leave the rest behind and considers those people incompetent because they don't bother to learn what they don't know.

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Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition (1995)

Ten years on, much of Pixar's Toy Story, the first computer-animated feature film, is as sweet and smart as ever.

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5 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Rock School (2004)

Director/DP Don Argott is nothing if not enthusiastic about his film, Rock School, and all the choices that went into it.

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	Billy Martin and Socket: January 14 & 15 2005, Live at Tonic

Live cacophony ladled over a healthy dose of groove -- but perhaps pack an aspirin or two.

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	The Makers: Everybody Rise!

A high tolerance for pedantic tales of skirt-chasing is essential to the enjoyment of this record.

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	The Morells: Think About It

Old fashioned fun from the pride of Springfield, Missouri. The Morells pronounce every word clearly and keep true to the beat.

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	Ladytron: Witching Hour

Ladytron's third album is not only their most adventurous to date, it's also their best.

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	Little Brother: The Minstrel Show

Little Brother is looking for an instant seal-of-approval that'll place the group among the legends of hip-hop, but do they deserve it?"

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	Iron & Wine / Calexico: In the Reins

This time, in addition to brewing some green tea and donning your favorite bathrobe, you might consider shining up the spurs and lacing up the chaps for this highly successful collaboration.

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4 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Big Star: In Space

The addition of ex-Posies members has actually succeeding in making Big Star sound more like the bands they influenced than either Number One Record or Radio City.

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	Matthew Barber: Sweet Nothing

Perfectly titled, this album is required listening for down-to-earth toddlers (and their parents).

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4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Such stories of interwoven lives are so compelling because, in spite of their sometimes fantastical nature, they are true to life.

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4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

House

If you're not already watching Fox's House, you should be.

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4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Commander in Chief

Having gone to the trouble of putting a woman in the White House, Commander in Chief plans to focus on her efforts to keep house. See how far we've come?

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Dean and Me (A Love Story) by Jerry Lewis and James Kaplan

Lewis does not blame his partner for the inevitable and bitter break-up in 1956. Instead, he makes it very clear that the separation was almost all his idea.

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4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Layer Cake (2004)

Daniel Craig ensures that you see XXXX's mind wheels turning as he confronts each new impasse.

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	The Velvet Underground: Gold

Every track is going to absolutely slay you, but there's so much more to be had. You can buy this album if you want, but you have to promise me you'll buy their other ones too.

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	Slow Dazzle: The View from the Floor [EP]

Smart pop that melds the old with the future, never taking its eye off the craft for a moment.

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3 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	New Order: Item [DVD]

This new two-DVD set from New Order reveals a band comfortably situated between art and commerce.

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	The Go! Team: Thunder, Lightning, Strike

2004 debut album from Brighton, UK ensemble is finally released domestically, albeit with some minor changes.

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