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A Life Spent Awake

If movies can be frustrating in their dispiriting lack of ideas, it is outright disarming to come across one that's built and composed on only thought and imagination.


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Spying A Winner

Spy Game, the new espionage thriller from Tony Scott (Enemy of the State), has all the elements of a good spy-thriller: double-crosses, mysterious women, rogue agents, a cover-up and Robert Redford.


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Radiohead Stays Alive

When Radiohead warped forward to the far reaches of the music universe thanks to dual engines of Kid A and Amnesiac, most fans and critics were surprisingly willing to take the trip with them.


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Bottled with Bite

Leave Evian for the naive. Check out the new bottled water, one that's not only vapor distilled but also seasoned with fruit.


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Careful what you wish for: Books

It's often difficult to match the right book to the right person. Just because you loved All the Pretty Horses or Who Moved My Cheese? doesn't mean your loved ones will.


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Cocky Kid Sqawk

After the huge success of 1998's Devil Without a Cause, it seems feasible that Kid Rock would at least try to write some fresh material.


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A Magical Potter

I was first introduced to the dark but magical world of Harry Potter several years ago by my mother, a third-grade teacher.


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Careful what you wish for: Music

Ever since Rolling Stone shed its cool and became the official spokesmagazine for Britney and all things tagged for mass consumption, there's been a big old void in the music world.