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2005 Stories by Jordan Harper

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  • Cult Hit for Nobody

    published December 28, 2005

    Nowhere Man (Image Entertainment) There's good reason why you've never heard of this UPN show from the mid-'90s, which lasted... More >>

  • The Impossible Bomb

    published December 21, 2005

    Serenity (Universal) Joss Whedon's film version of his TV series Firefly came and went like a lightning bug in October;... More >>

  • Love the Sin

    published December 14, 2005

    Sin City: Recut, Extended, Unrated (Buena Vista) Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's near frame-for-frame adaptation of... More >>

  • Sweat Along With Russell

    published December 7, 2005

    Cinderella Man (Universal) Back in the Great Depression, boxing matches only cost a nickel, and the ring was uphill both ways.... More >>

  • Homewreckers on DVD

    published November 30, 2005

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Fox) The pairing of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, both in real life and on celluloid, is so obvious as... More >>

  • Blessed Are the Buttmunches

    published November 9, 2005

    Beavis and Butt-head: The Mike Judge Collection, Volume One (Paramount) This three-disc, 40-episode volume chronicling... More >>

  • The Force Runs Its Course

    published November 2, 2005

    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Lucasfilm Ltd.) The final installment of the Star Wars saga... More >>

  • Cameron Crowing

    published October 26, 2005

    Titanic: Special Collector's Edition (Paramount Home Video) Loved and loathed in equal measure, Titanic... More >>

  • Sweet Caroline

    published October 19, 2005

    The Bad Touch "Guilty pleasures" are a myth, a construct created by insecure people who think that an... More >>

  • New releases available this week

    published September 7, 2005

    The Blues Brothers 25th Anniversary Edition (Universal Studios Home Video) Dan Aykroyd and John Goodmans modern-day revival of... More >>

  • Knights in White Satin

    published August 24, 2005

    It's as plain as a Meg White beat -- White Stripes vocalist/guitarist Jack White is clearly auditioning to become the next Dr. Who! Let's look at... More >>

  • Midnight Express

    published August 17, 2005

    Along with the start of the school year and a Cubs collapse, late August also marks the return of the Moonlight Ramble. The Gateway Council of... More >>

  • Gone Phishin'

    published August 10, 2005

    In a world where just about everyone needs more cowbell, Blue Öyster Cult member and cowbell master Albert Bouchard -- now playing in NYC... More >>

  • Peelander-Z

    published August 10, 2005

    Remember that episode of The Simpsons where Homer discovers that his head is a logo for Mr. Sparkle, a Japanese soap, and he watches a... More >>

  • Good Advices

    published August 3, 2005

    An Angle at the Hi-Pointe, 1001 McCausland Avenue. Doors open at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 4. Tickets are $9; call 314-781-4716 for more information. More >>

  • Three's Company

    published July 27, 2005

    Alkaline Trio is hardly the first threesome to take the world by storm. But in the midst of a tour for the band's newest disc, Crimson,... More >>

  • Dressy Bessy

    published July 20, 2005

    Dressy Bessy is, to steal a phrase from David Mamet, cute as a Chinese baby. All adorable mops of hair, bright colors and soft edges, the... More >>

  • Crime Pays

    published July 6, 2005

    He wears an eye patch, and he spends his days as a do-gooding lawyer representing children -- yet he spends his nights hip-deep in the sordid,... More >>

  • DJ Shadow

    published June 29, 2005

    Re-releasing an album that's less than a decade old -- and bundling it with bonus tracks -- means that, somewhere, a record executive smells a... More >>

  • The Living Years

    published June 22, 2005

    To: Annie Zaleski Re: Keeping your seat warm OK, Annie, it's my last day here as Music Editor, and the last day of my "training"... More >>

  • Time Warped

    published June 15, 2005

    There is a popular health movement known as "real age," in which you measure various parts and habits to determine the "true" age of your body.... More >>

  • Overheard on Delmar

    published June 8, 2005

    Some folks mark the passage of time with coffee spoons; Riverfront Times music editors measure their reign by Music Showcases. It's... More >>

  • Hype Goggles

    published June 1, 2005

    Most rock critics, like most rockers, drink. Sometimes to excess. Maybe it's the pain of being misunderstood, of championing real music to... More >>

  • Get Your Acts Together

    published June 1, 2005

    It's an odd and obsessive person who knows something about all of the acts performing at this year's showcase. Maybe you've got the hip-hop, the... More >>

  • Get Your Acts Together

    published June 1, 2005

    It's an odd and obsessive person who knows something about all of the acts performing at this year's showcase. Maybe you've got the hip-hop, the... More >>

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