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Thursday, June 27 2002

Destroy: Sex Pistols 1977 byDennis Morris

The Sex Pistols staged a reunion in 1996 that met with mixed reviews and are scheduled to reform this summer. Both comebacks have prompted the question 'How can you do a Sex Pistols show without Sid Vicious'"


Can’t Be Satisfied. The Life and Times of Muddy Waters by Robert Gordon

Gordon brings to his subject a fan's admiration for the music without abandoning a historian's dedication to detail. His language is rich and evocative, particularly when he conjures up the sound of one of Muddy's most famous works.


The Black Veil: A Memoir With Digressions by Rick Moody

The book itself, eschewing the traditional memoir's approach to laying out the facts and hoping -- simply by the act of writing -- to come to terms with a life, makes no claim at understanding, or for that matter, judgment.


About the Author by John Colapinto

In Cal Cunningham, Colapinto has created a character so urbanely amoral and artlessly adept at deception of self and others that he could have stepped out of the pages of 'The Portrait of Dorian Gray'.


Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and the Intellectual Origins of the Museum of Modern Art by Sybil Gordon Kantor

Because modern art is really about modern humanity's struggle to overcome the artistic prisons of the past and you need to know that.


Wednesday, June 19 2002

21 Dog Years, Doing Time at Amazon.com by Mike Daisey

Amazon.com is hiring and they're looking for freaks.


Something for the Ghosts by David Constantine

These poems are populated by the dead, the silent, the voiceless and the absent ...


Spike Lee: Interviews edited by Cynthia Fuchs

Some day critics will stop calling Lee the "black Woody Allen" or an "African-American filmmaker" (or even a "controversial" one) but simply acknowledge him as one of the most intelligent, articulate, and able filmmakers of our generation.


Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives by Todd Gitlin

. . . a sound overview of how we have become affected -- or disaffected -- by the media.


Heartbeat of the People: Music and Dance of the Northern Pow-wow by Tara Browner

the members of First Nation manage to maintain their sense of humor, bantering with wit and aplomb that go a long way toward reminding us that there are a few oases of ideas to be found in the vast wasteland of spam, scams, and bad sex that cyberspace has become.


A Dream of Wolves by Michael C. White

Mr. White depicts the people as they are, without a hint of condescension or judgment of those who choose to live in the mountains by their own rules.


Dave Matthews Band: Step Into the Light, Revised 2nd Ed. by Morgan Delancey

Their high caliber of musicianship allows them to improvise live, something many bands neither have the ability nor the willingness to do.


Anarchy by James Robert Baker

Sexual minorities have made progress but TV shows and beer ads only show that companies view them as a commercially viable group.


American Scream: the Bill Hicks Story by Cynthia True

The life of Bill Hicks is the definition of a life fulfilled.


Wednesday, June 12 2002

Tampa Review: Journal of The University of Tampa

Richard Mathews, Editor The University of Tampa Vol. 22, Spring 2002; Vol. 21, Fall 200l $9.95, $15 for one year/two issue subscription The Southern Connection To many, the sunshine


Preserving the Pascagoula by Donald G. Schueler

Our present crop of undergraduate students seem convinced that nature is nothing more than that unpleasant experience between the air-conditioned dorm and the air-conditioned car.


Filthy: The Weird World of John Waters by Robrt L. Pela

The man who built a career and a legend on the gleeful gross-out, the subversion of suburbia, and the celebration of the unthinkably perverse turned out to be, above all, a classy guy.


The End of Innocence by Chastity Bono with Michele Kort

During the voyage to adulthood, Chastity struggles to find success outside the shadow of her powerful parents.


Alice Guy Blaché: Lost Visionary of the Cinema by Alison McMahan

As the Lumieres and Melies were developing the cinematic art, a woman by the name of Alice Guy Blaché arrived on the scene and established herself as the first woman filmmaker.


Wednesday, June 5 2002

Temporary Spaces by Martin Eberle

There is a sense of profound loss in the comments made by the club patrons, of affection for one temporary space now discarded for another.


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