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  • Does He Make You Horny, Baby?

    published January 6, 2005

    We were already blown away that a Manchester native would make his living doing impressions of an American playing a zany Englishman. Then we did... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published November 10, 2005

    Thursday, November 10 Perhaps you've just read the two novels (Since You're Leaving Anyway, Take Out the Trash and new release My... More >>

  • Unleashed

    published November 3, 2005

    Any guitarist proud of their calluses and pasty complexion will correct you in a heartbeat should you mispronounce this name: Yngwie... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published October 27, 2005

    Thursday, October 27 From London in 1920 to later-in-life Vegas shows, Noel Coward was quite the life of the partyor at least his plays were... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published October 13, 2005

    Thursday, October 13 Ophidiophobes beware. Quad C Theatre is taking on Robert Schenkkan's Handler. The stage will play host to... More >>

  • The Haunted

    published October 6, 2005

    What is so scary about horror movies? It's not monsters--they're all latex and makeup. It's not the gore--so fake. It's the startle.... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published September 29, 2005

    Thursday, September 29 There's no doubt that we fully support sexual health education, family planning and the organizations that promote such... More >>

  • Drivers' Ed

    published September 22, 2005

    "OK, so my car's making this thunking, scraping noise that sounds kinda like grunsssssk. Then when I hit a bump, it sounds like a squeaky... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published September 15, 2005

    Thursday, September 15 It's too bad Bill Owens wasn't in our family. Our photo albums would have been far more impressive. After looking at the... More >>

  • Full House

    published September 8, 2005

    No more antes, no more chips, no more green felt. Please. There's little we wouldn't at least consider giving up if it meant we never had to hear... More >>

  • Keith Sweat

    published September 8, 2005

    Keith Sweat's eponymous 1996 release pulled naïve radio listeners' heads out of the sand and straight into new jack. Simple, sexy beats and... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published September 1, 2005

    Thursday, September 1 Be honest, you've already been to Sam's Club and purchased your weight in Little Smokies, tortilla chips and jars of... More >>

  • Going Mental

    published August 25, 2005

    Those with secrets to keep should avoid this performance. Those with a penchant for private thought should not enter. Liars will be exposed. And... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published August 18, 2005

    Thursday, August 18 Before they were famous, were they so irritating? Did people notice as much when they suffered a bad bout with bloat? Did... More >>

  • Woman, Interrupted

    published August 11, 2005

    Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back were both page-turning bestsellers and entertaining box-office sweethearts.... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published August 4, 2005

    Thursday, August 4 Rick O'Hara would never tell you to get your head out of the clouds. He'd commend you on having stars in your eyes. Of... More >>

  • Holly Golightly, Tom Heinl

    published August 4, 2005

    Ten years after leaving Thee Headcoatees behind for her first solo album, British garage-rock queen Holly Golightly seduces Dallas with songs that... More >>

  • Stand-Up Guy

    published July 28, 2005

    I've just heard Richard Lewis tell a story about walking through a terminal at LAX, hearing some little 4-year-old girl yell, "There's the... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published July 21, 2005

    Thursday, July 21 It's summer. It sucks. The sweat thing? No good. Just getting in the car is like passing through the gates of hell. The... More >>

  • Leg Man

    published July 7, 2005

    I may be a reality TV junkie, but even I have standards. I require my reality programs to have a life-improving goal (such as America's Next... More >>

  • Erin McKeown

    published July 7, 2005

    After releasing three forgettable albums in the past six years, Erin McKeown reintroduces herself, and this time, the music actually sticks. We... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published June 30, 2005

    Thursday, June 30 You remember them. They wore the beret but shunned the authority. They spoke perfect French but refused those insipid... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published June 23, 2005

    Thursday, June 23 You have your Dick Heads, your Ben Dovers, your Willie Bangers, your Buster Hymens. But these days, it's quite possible the... More >>

  • All in the Family

    published June 16, 2005

    I could never be David Sedaris' sister. It's not because he would tell embarrassing anecdotes about me in his books--look in any of them and there... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published June 9, 2005

    Thursday, June 9 David Bowie hit it on the nose when he sang, "Oo-oo-ooh, call them the Diamond Dogs." All right, so maybe he wasn't... More >>

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