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Courage Under Fire

ost Americans observe war through a collection of cloudy lenses--limited media coverage, nationalism and personal experiences skew the portrayal of the frontline.


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African Rhythms Rock

giyabathanda labafana! Pardon my Zulu. That mouthful means "I love these guys," something I learned on the website for Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the popular all-male South African a capella ensemble.


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Band of Bumpkins

The newest name in indefinable music has just arrived, and it's drinking out of a Mason jar and spitting tobacco juice on your shoes.


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The Ones That Got Away

Former Recess Music Editor Robert Kelley once touted The Kingsbury Manx as the "next big thing," a claim that earned him "Most Overblown Prediction" in Recess's "Best Of" issue, not to mention a...


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The Ones That Got Away

2001's Americana poster boy sure was busy: A year after Ryan Adams' band Whiskeytown released their damn fine final album, he pops out two more--solo--as if he'd had 'em stored up all along....


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The Ones That Got Away

Like the White Stripes and the Strokes of this year, The Tyranny of Distance sounds like all the history of rock and roll, condensed and spit-shined into something raucous and livelier than ever.


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The Ones That Got Away

Mom hail from Iceland, where they now join the likes of Bjsrk and Sigur R--s in a music scene in which the only identifying characteristic seems to be genius.


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Emo Confessional

I hate Chris Carraba's ex-girlfriends, and I've never even met them. It's not their fault, really--his project, Dashboard Confessional, puts me vicariously through all of his heartbreak.


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Amélie

Ahh, AmZlie, ma cherie. You tickle my palette, intoxicate me with the sweet wine of your dazzling smile.


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Park Perfect

obert Altman's Gosford Park is a marvelous satire focusing on both the tragedies of the servant-aristocrat system of post-WWI England and the similarity of the personal relationships among members...


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Orange County

Orange County, a comedy about a young man whose college plans are thwarted, has an impressive pedigree--the offspring of director Lawrence Kasdan (Jake), Tom Hanks (Colin) and Sissy Spacek...