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Diebold's Revengenew

Los Angeles County's District Attorney goes after the man who leaked key documents outlining problems with voting machines to the secretary of state and a reporter.
L.A. Weekly  |  Christine Pelisek  |  03-02-2006  |  Politics

The Passion of the Criticsnew

Two cinema reviewers look back at the films of 2004.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna and Bob Grimm  |  01-20-2005  |  Reviews

Few 'Sideways' Glancesnew

The critics' No. 1 choice turned out to be Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten, Steve Davis, Kimberley Jones and Marc Savlov  |  01-06-2005  |  Reviews

A Very Weird Year for Canadanew

There are traces of Prozac in Ontario's drinking water. A scientist announced that Canada's Ice Age-era Lake Agassiz may have caused the great flood in the Bible. Those are just a few of the odd things that happened in Canada in 2004.
The Georgia Straight  |  Staff Writers  |  01-04-2005  |  Commentary

The Best and Worst of 2004new

The ceremonies marking the opening of the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock were great fun, but Gov. Huckabee’s cell phone call to God was an embarrassment. Other noteworthy events that happened in Arkansas are listed.
Arkansas Times  |  Bob Lancaster  |  01-04-2005  |  Commentary

The Year of the Underachievernew

With the murder rate down last year, Dallas cops turned their attention toward shopping cart thieves. A Dallas columnist takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the past year.
Dallas Observer  |  Patrick Williams  |  01-03-2005  |  Commentary

Critics of Varied Tastes Choose Year's Best Musicnew

Seattle Weekly offers "best of 2004" lists for everyone from metalheads to classical music aficionados.
Seattle Weekly  |  Music Writers  |  01-03-2005  |  Reviews

Top 10 List Recognizes Good Storytellingnew

Truth turned out to be less compelling than pure inventiveness in 2004, which explains the critic's No. 1 choice, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Seattle Weekly  |  Brian Miller  |  01-03-2005  |  Reviews

The Worst of Times vs. the Best of Timesnew

A reviewer who found this year's films uninspiring debates with a colleague who asserts it's been an incredible year for movies.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman and Felicia Feaster  |  12-30-2004  |  Profiles & Interviews

2004 Movies: Damaged Men and Second Chancesnew

With American authority at a low ebb, the movies of 2004 were full of damaged men struggling to define themselves in a world that seemed to have no use for them.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Sam Adams  |  12-30-2004  |  Movies

Our True Storiesnew

Ten of the best non-fiction works covered by the Phoenix in 2004, including books by Bob Dylan, Art Spiegelman, Alain de Botton, and Rachel Cohen.
Boston Phoenix  |  Phoenix reviewers  |  12-29-2004  |  Nonfiction

Personal and Political Conundrumsnew

A selection of fiction that Phoenix reviewers liked this year, including novels by Orhan Pamuk, Philip Roth, Edward St. Aubyn, and Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum.
Boston Phoenix  |  Phoenix reviewers  |  12-29-2004  |  Fiction

From the Bamboo Grove to W(h)ine Countrynew

The best of 2004 came from all over the cinematic map: foreign films, American independents, and, yes, some big-budget mainstream efforts.
Boston Phoenix  |  Peter Keough  |  12-29-2004  |  Reviews

From the Political to the Personalnew

Politics and music mixed this year in a way that reviewer Matt Ashare hasn't seen since he bought Let Them Eat Jellybeans (Alternative Tentacles) during the Reagan presidency and sang along to "Jesus Entering from the Rear." And against his better judgment, it made him care about the world beyond his iPod headphones in a way that he hasn’t in some time.
Boston Phoenix  |  Matt Ashare  |  12-29-2004  |  Reviews

Music 2004

2004's music was about everything but singers and songs.
Isthmus  |  Tom Laskin  |  12-29-2004  |  Reviews

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