Reviews

23 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Epicure’s Lament by Kate Christensen

He protects against lasting human connections by deploying a steady stream of vitriol to any person unlucky enough to be within earshot. To Christensen's credit, she never dilutes his obnoxiousness to make him or the novel more palatable.

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City in the Sky: The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center by James Glanz and Eric Lipton

For many occupants, life and death became a matter of where you were, which way you went and the sometimes unintended consequences of design.

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23 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Annunciation of Francesca Dunn by Janis Hollowell

By throwing medication into the mix, Hollowell confuses the theology. Does God deny his visions to people who are on psychiatric medication?"

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	New Model Army: Great Expectations: The Singles Collection

It must be hard to stand up and consider yourself something special under the grey skies of industrial Northern England. It must take some particular

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Lucy Kaplansky: The Red Thread

If it weren’t for a guitar and her love of music, Lucy Kaplansky might still be in private practice, talking to those who have

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22 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Hindurodeo: Nalladaloobr

Sometimes, deep inside the tall, mysterious stack of new jewel cases that balances precariously near the edge of the reviewer’s desk, there lies a

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22 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Marvin Gaye: Let’s Get It On [SACD]

So what the hell can I say about Let’s Get It On—a work of art that is firmly woven into the American fabric—

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22 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	dios: self-titled

Here are a few interesting things you need to know about the Southern California band, dios. The band—with the exception of Venezuelan-American Jackie Monzon—

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	Baby Bash: Tha Smokin’ Nephew

I knew “Suga Suga” was going to be a huge hit the very first time I heard it. I was helping my brother move to

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22 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Beatles: Abbey Road

It sounds like a weighty task, coming up with your favorite album of all time. But for me, it was an easy, no-contest kind of

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	All Girl Summer Fun Band: Summer of ‘98 EP

I’m hard pressed to find a justification for this EP re-issue of the shock tart pop outfit from Portland, Oregon, All Girl Summer Fun

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22 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Wonderfalls

Jaye is the unlikeliest of tv heroines, cranky and decidedly unplucky.

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22 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Touching Evil

Creegan is a super-avenger with a medical excuse.

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22 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Playing It Straight

Jackie is supposed to select a potential suitor from a field of 14 men assembled at Nevada's Sizzling Saddle Ranch, a setting where they might show off their manly bravado.

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22 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Kingdom Hospital

What haunts Kingdom Hospital most is the recurrent intrusion of clumsy, forced humor.

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Homicide: Life on the Street: The Complete Third Season

Homicide's third season focuses increasingly on tensions among the detectives, as they endure increasingly personal devastations, over more linear storylines and more sensational murder mysteries.

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22 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Good Day Live

Without irony, Jillian Barberie's website bio notes, 'She has changed the dress standards for television news.'

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22 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Barbarians

Barbarians challenges some common misconceptions about these tribal nomads.

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Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

Something's Gotta Give is best when it backs off the cute dialogue and the actors create their own moments.

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22 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Beyond Borders (2003)

The truth is shifty throughout Beyond Borders, primarily because its fiction is filtered through Sarah's eyes.

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