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14 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

The 'Alternate Universe' concept has gone from a novelty to a requisite in modern comics.

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14 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

The only thing that made this endeavor worthwhile was the fantastic art.

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14 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

It's a story about superheroes without many of the usual trappings.

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South Park: The Complete Third Season

In a world filled with bumbling and ineffectual adults, the boys are each other's only source of support and information.

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13 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

S.W.A.T. (2003)

S.W.A.T. knows what it is, namely, an expensive, hyper-actionated, CD-selling, multi-raced and multi-buddied flick.

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13 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

Out of Time (2003)

The fact that Matt is a black man only makes these several lines of pursuit more complicated and more resonant.

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Mad Love: The Films of Evgene Bauer: Vera Karall, Vitold Polonskii, Vera Dubovskaia - PopMatters Fil

Those who can see through the opulent décor, costumes, and chiaroscuro lighting will find some film-buffy delights.

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13 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Man on the Train (L’Homme du train) (2003)

This may be the first film in history in which a man trying on a pair of slippers carries emotional resonance.

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13 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary (2002)

Though she swears that she has come to believe in Hitler's inherent evil, she also uses the word 'love' several times to describe her one-time feelings for him.

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13 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

L’Auberge Espagnole (2002)

Like many 24-year-olds, Xavier has a jumble of ideas in his head.

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Various Artists: Festival in the Desert

More than anything else, the Festival in the Desert is a symbol of unity and peace between nomadic tribes. The Tamashek of northern Mali and

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	Mountaineers: Messy Century

Some of the best debut albums come from young artists who grow up in remote, soul-crushingly mundane settings, who spend all their time holed up

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12 Jan 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Ray Mason Band: Idiot Wisdom

Veteran roots-rocker Ray Mason is at it again. In a life rich with music (he’s also part of the alt-country band Lonesome Brothers), he

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	Branford Marsalis: Romare Bearden Revealed

Love him or hate him, it’s difficult to deny that Branford Marsalis is an excellent musician. From his PhD dissertations in Art Blakey’s

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	John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers: A Hard Road [remastered]

More an acquired taste than a mainstream sensation, John Mayall nonetheless merits mention in the annals of pop music’s most important artists. By dedicating

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	Lucky Boys Confusion: Commitment

No band in recent memory has matured more between its first and second albums than Lucky Boys Confusion. The group’s 2001 major label debut, Throwing

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12 Jan 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz: Part II

This here’s the sequel (that is, quickie cash-in followup) to Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz’s enormously successful Kings of Crunk album. It

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12 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

Striptease: From Gaslight to Spotlight by Jessica Glasscock

With surprisingly little attention paid toward the concept of the 'male gaze,' Glasscock, instead, frames her retrospective around the impact that these women have had on culture, both selectively and in entirety.

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12 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

Paranoia by Joseph Finder

Reviewers should never reveal that critical plot pivot early in most suspense thrillers when the reader should stop and think about the protagonist's course of action. The 'give away point' you could call it.

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12 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

Mailman by J. Robert Lennon

Mailman's double life offers a penetrating critique of American social hypocrisy, embroiled in its own weird narrative, reluctant to respond to much outside of itself, and forced, eventually, to go on the run in search of escape from itself and the world it has made.

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