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An Imperfect World: An Interview with the Directors of Flushed Away

Would CGI's sparkle brighten Aardman's earthy touch? Would stop-motion puppetry's three-dimensional depth be flattened into two-dimensional popcorn?

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The Agatha Christie Megaset Collection

If you're a fan of probably the most popular murder-mystery author of the 20th century, welcome to the motherlode. Sort of.

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Secrets of Middle-Earth: Inside Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (2003)

Secrets' literary authorities are primarily interested in relating the text of Tolkien's work with the texts, so to speak, of his life.

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William Gibson: No Maps For These Territories (2003)

William Gibson is a visionary in his own right, and painting him into the reductive sci-fi corner is akin to missing the point of his work.

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Culture

Five Reasons Why Global Culture Didn't Suck in 2003...

Here's 10 more watershed moments of the past year whose impact will most likely be felt long after Dick Clark's balls drop on New York City and Los Angeles.

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Culture

Five Reasons Why Global Culture Didn't Suck in 2003...

Here's 10 more watershed moments of the past year whose impact will most likely be felt long after Dick Clark's balls drop on New York City and Los Angeles.

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Alice in Wonderland (1966)

Trapped by time, engaged in meaningless caucuses until they're utterly spent, the adults here are really just interested in beheading each other.

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The Mouse That Roared (1959)

The Mouse That Roared is that rare nuclear holocaust flick you can watch with the kids.

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Music

The First Instinct Is to Go Somewhere Completely Different: Interview with Joey Burns of Calexico

If you're looking for an artistic intersection between cultures that speaks volumes about the liminal experience left to those who cannot find a home within the dominant paradigm, take Arizona's Calexico for a spin.

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It Was a Good Gangsta Career

In the spring of 1992, while white America blinked fearfully at the images of anarchy in the streets of South Central Los Angeles on their television screens, fans of Ice Cube's incendiary raps and rants simply nodded knowingly to themselves. No one could deny that Ice Cube not only had his pulse on the state of L.A.'s civic affairs long before they erupted into violence, but that he also concretized a vocal resistance to entrenched racism and oppression more capably than anyone in hip-hop at the time, including Public Enemy.

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Married With Children, Volume 1: The Most Outrageous Episodes

Married With Children is smart as hell, its writers are sharper than a set of Ginsu knives, and its actors have impeccable timing.

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Entertainer's Basketball Classic at Rucker Park: The Second Season (2003)

The players at Rucker Park feel like 'superheroes,' and they've got the nicknames and convention-defying games to prove it.

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