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She Bop II: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop and Soul by Lucy O’Brien

A well-written and researched account of the actual going-ons.

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Rinzen Presents RMX EXTENDED PLAY  Concept + Project Coordination by Rinzen Edited by Rilla Alexande

Based on themes ranging from the relevant to the ridiculous.

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He Kills Coppers by Jake Arnott

Evidence of America's persistent Anglophilia abounds.

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6 Nov 2002 // 12:00 AM

First French Kiss (and other traumas) by Adam Bagdasarian

Cartoonish, exaggerated slices of life.

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e2ink-1:  The Best of the Online Journals 2002 by Guest Editor: Pam Houston, Series Editor: Melvin S

Are electronic magazines the salvation of the literary arts.

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Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and

I would say that physicists have known power.

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Aftershocks - The End of Style Culture by Steve Beard

The great strength of this book is its taut, crystal-clear style.

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The Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture by Bruce Grenville, Editor

It's a lucid look at the fears that plague academics everywhere...Will I lose tenure to an intelligent toaster oven?"

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30 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Three Daughters by Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Pogrebin shows a flair for characterization that many seasoned novelists can't match.

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30 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

In the Metro by Marc Augé

Riding the metro is...a journey taken in accompanied solitude, a voyage through space and through a kind of geographically mapped collective unconscious.

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30 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Amazonia by James Rollins

. . . offers you escape, and more than that, you'll learn something new, which your Mama always told you to do every day . . .

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The Right Words at the Right Time by Marlo Thomas and Friends

Hollywood Babylon breeds with the 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' series in this book.

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23 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Pimpnosis by Rob Marriott and Tracy Funches

Our culture's obsession with the world of pimps and prostitutes shows up in odd places.

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The Power of a Partner: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Gay and Lesbian Relationships by Richard L.

What makes this book stand out among other self-help guides is its limitless acceptance of all types of readers and all types of practices. . . .

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23 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

New Hollywood Cinema: An Introduction by Geoff King

King strips Hollywood bare of its glitz and glamour and unravels the main, and sadly, perhaps, even the only driving force of Hollywood, namely . . . profit margins . . .

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Lynyrd Skynyrd: Remembering the Free Birds of Southern Rock by Gene Odom with Frank Dorman

America is currently besieged by a national campaign that places the Lynyrd Skynyrd and its music front and center in the pop cultural consciousness. . . .

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In the Hand of Dante by Nick Tosches

Every so often, literature's long-forgotten greats make a comeback and entrench themselves within popular culture. This time, it's Dante Alighieri.

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16 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Seinfeld: The Making of an American Icon by Jerry Oppenheimer

What readers get shouldn't be shocking to anyone who knew Seinfeld the show. Oppenheimer, mostly through oral testimonies of friends, relatives and neighbours, describes a man who is driven, focused, and isolated, who only looks after himself.

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Neil Astley has collected together a sequence of poems that represent the range of ways that modern poets have addressed the questions of love, sex and their place in poetry.

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One Nation Under Gods: A History of the Mormon Church by Richard Abanes

The Mormons comprise a significant part of this country's 'religious right,' or 'Moral Majority' as it is sometimes called. For those who don't consider themselves to be part of this group, it is fascinating to see once again how politics makes for some very strange bedfellows. And for those who do identify with the movement, it should be worthwhile to find out exactly who you 'are' in bed with.

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