Thursday, February 1 2007
A look at the Ultimate Prince that almost never was, the two Prince fans caught up in this final Warner Bros. project, and the prince of the SuperBowl XLI halftime show who may, ultimately, save the record.
Thursday, April 6 2006
You don't need to be a Springsteen fan to have heard the song or seen the video and know what's happening in it, making Himes's unsubstantial analysis of the song a waste of a page and a half. Himes's bio states he won a 2002 ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award for Music Feature Writing -- you'd never guess it by such academic, overstated passages.
Wednesday, April 5 2006
Matos is a committed Prince fan who revels in the what he perceives as the artist's successes, like Sign, while admonishing those albums that he thinks fell short, like Diamonds and Pearls.
Tuesday, February 14 2006
This wasn't your typical celebratory parade of controlled chaos. It was simply chaos. Pure, glorious chaos.
Tuesday, March 14 2006
Thomas Edison, a cinematic artist? Probably not. But according to our resident film historian, his place in the annals of motion pictures -- and their technology -- is secure.
Tuesday, February 14 2006
Trying to determine why classic films are turning up with greater frequency on his yearly lists, The Lumierenary has discovered a startling truth about Hollywood: the remake has ruined it.
Monday, January 9 2006
In his debut column on classic films, Ciampaglia digs deep into Alexander MacKendrick's oft-forgotten Sweet Smell of Success, a 1957 cinematic treat (like a cookie full of arsenic).
Tuesday, March 27 2007
Who doesn't remember watching Saturday Morning Cartoons and seeing commercials for how Cap'n Crunch was abducted by the Soggies and you -- yes, you! -- were the only one who could save him?
Tuesday, February 6 2007
The Mays Brothers never root the reader in any sort of identification, rendering the aesthetic pleasure a mere superficiality.
Monday, January 29 2007
The audience can choose to read the book straight, in which case there is a cracking yarn to be found and enjoyed, or they can read between the lines, where a less-than-stellar moral battle is being waged.
Wednesday, January 24 2007
By virtue of Pekar's immersion in the comix underground, he's uniquely equipped to lead newcomers on a tour of the best graphic work of the past year that reveals its depth and breadth.
Tuesday, October 10 2006
Reading the first issue is like skimming through a hit parade of some of sci-fi and pop culture's greatest hits from the past 15 years.