Friday, June 26 2009
As the world mourns the passing of its definitive pop star, we must ask ourselves why his death means so much to us -- and where the legacy of one of the greatest entertainers of all time now stands.
Monday, June 15 2009
One of the most unique and beautiful voices of the last 40-plus years, Colin Blunstone falls short with songs that fail to do justice to his gifts.
Tuesday, May 12 2009
Though I could not put a name to this queerness then, I knew that my ability to be free-to-be me was somehow connected to Michael Jackson’s ability to be free-to-be as bizarre as he wanted to be and still have people respect his life’s work.
Thursday, April 9 2009
Madonna was as contradictory as Uncle Tom, except in reverse. She claimed to challenge the institution and dominance of the church while worshiping at the mantle of capitalism and white supremacy in ways that only reinforced the nexus of gender, race and class oppression and mutual exploitation.
Thursday, March 12 2009
Tuesday, March 10 2009
Cornell's third solo LP -- a collaboration with Timbaland -- is the ultimate example of popular music not as an art form, but as a consumer product to be shelved next to the novelty t-shirts in Spencer's Gifts.
Tuesday, January 27 2009
One must be willing to risk being consumed by the dark, cabalistic world Zorn has created around his art.