Articles tagged not enough time to read

28 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

If the world continues heading in the disastrous direction it's adopted since the turn of the millennium, video game renderings of key world cities may be all our descendants have to go on as a guide to the recent past.

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28 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Japan is so much more than simply a handful of groups characterized by crystal-clear definitions and cut-and-dried allegiances: male, female; 'enka', rock; wheat tea, Coca-Cola; 'kimono', blue jeans.

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28 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Those latterday Citizen Kanes -- continue to believe that a policy of chop and change, axe and launch, re-think, re-design and rally, is the best means to hold our attention.

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The Sleeping Father by Matthew Sharpe

It's also a book that comes into this world with incredible weight on its shoulders. Not only does it have to fight off a kind of TV Movie of the Week stigma, there's the bad taste caused by previous novels tackling similar territory.

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28 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Return of the King Visual Companion by Jude Fisher

It's obvious that Fisher was torn between giving a straightforward account of the film's plot and wanting to stay true to the awe and poetry in Tolkien's own masterwork.

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28 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Movies of My Life by Alberto Fuguet

Movies, to a child, are almost always about seeing imagination played out on the big screen. Yet, there's little imagination in Fuguet's story structure.

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Death’s Showcase: The Power of Image in Contemporary Democracy by Ariella Azoulay

The notion of war as a literary construct, as well as a very real one, which can be coloured by surprise, tactic, rules, or none of the above, is presented, not only in words, but through extraordinary photographic images.

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The Book of Repulsive Women and Other Poems by Djuna Barnes

Barnes writes in a curiously anachronistic style, in which content jars against form, as if children's nursery rhymes were refilled with material purged by centuries of prurient censorship, and made vibrant, living things again.

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	Various Artists: For Anyone That’s Listening: A Tribute to Uncle Tupelo

What the hell does Anna Fermin’s Trigger Gospel got to do with Uncle Tupelo? In what world does this sanitized, crisp version of the

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	Various Artists: Flowers in the Wildwood: Women in Early Country Music 1923-1939

Women in America began staking a claim in country music long before recording equipment existed. The women country singers are the ones known as the

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	Rage Against the Machine: Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium

Arguably one of the most important bands of the old millennium’s final decade, Rage Against the Machine was the embodiment of anger. From Zack

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27 Jan 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Clem Snide: A Beautiful EP

A Beautiful EP, the latest from alt-country outsiders Clem Snide, may be a stopgap release for completists only, but it does serve an important function

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27 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Starsky & Hutch

It's time to head back to the '70s once more and dig up an old artifact that any gamer born in the '80s or after probably won't recall too well.

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What one has to remember is that wrestling is and always has been entertainment, but what the owners, bookers, and stars never took into account was the way in which many fans would eventually wrap their lives around the very business.

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Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror

While gamers have for years played historical re-enactment of former events through board games like 'Axis and Allies' and 'Three Days of Gettysburg', this is a strange time in the development of interactive 'historical' reconstruction.

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27 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

5 Days a Stranger

While big-budget developers spend millions of dollars and employ hundreds of designers, writers and testers to perfect a single game, more and more gamers are taking it upon themselves to create games on a shoestring budget.

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27 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Dean for Iowa Game

All that's being passed along here is Howard Dean's image, and the fact of the matter is that this exact same game could have been developed for any other candidate.

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27 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Call of Duty

Is it still in good taste to use the war as material for popular entertainment? Does the idea of playing an infantryman mowing down rows of German soldiers seem more profane than fun in this new era of reverence?

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26 Jan 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Merle Haggard: Haggard Like Never Before

Merle Haggard has worn a lot of different hats: flag-waving reactionary and thoughtful social critic, sensitive balladeer and jazzy western swinger, hardened convict and family

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	Rory Block: Last Fair Deal

It’s hard to talk about Rory Block‘s music—even after 15 records—without talking about her gender and race, since so few white women

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'Game Art': Letting the Developers Speak

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"In Game Art, Matt Sainsbury is asking questions of video game developers that one might ask a movie director or a novelist or a painter.

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