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Jenny Lewis Acid Tongue; out now Teed up for a solo breakthrough, the ex--child actress and Rilo Kiley singer delivers a dud. Lewis' singing is as lean as ever, but her songs--once models of dramatic efficiency--sprawl with misplaced ambition; more adventurous (with themes, tempos, minutes per track) does not necessarily translate into more meaningful. Only the title cut, with Lewis singing gently over a guitar about a performer's life and lies, sticks. C


Obscene Directed by Neil Ortenberg and Daniel O'Connor; not rated; in limited release For publishing many of the past century's landmark works, including Howl, Naked Lunch,...

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