Monday, July 11 2011
Lyrics aren't Jason Drake's forte, but his new beats are clever enough to provide a worthy listen.
Wednesday, July 17 2002
MTV's 'The Real World' has become a mainline for cultural propagation. The archetype of the 'reality tv' genre, this weekly, pretend-documentary consolidates, edits, and cannibalizes culture.
Wednesday, June 26 2002
Documentarian Michael Apted doesn't allow any sequence to run long enough for good manners to disappear and feelings (rather than public rationalizations of feelings) to emerge.
Wednesday, May 15 2002
'About A Boy' is not 'The Hugh Show'. Thank goodness.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Ultimately, 'The Real World' is just as conservative as any network sitcom, selecting characters for their exemplary 'blackness' (or 'gayness,' or 'hayseed-ness'), rather than presenting anything approximating diversity.