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As Cool as Calvin

: I owe a great debt to Bill Watterson for bringing a seven-year-old boy and his stuffed tiger into my life. Calvin and Hobbes may be the best comic strip ever drawn, and even if that's debatable to the world at large, it holds true for me.


Tuesday, December 14 1999

Kelley Stoltz: The Past Was Faster

In America’s mad, list-crazy rush to name the greatest invention of the Millennium, nobody mentioned the home 4-track recorder.


Friday, December 3 1999

Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

Even though Sean Penn brings a phenomenally hysterical freshness to Emmett Ray (and he played a similarly mustachioed maniac in Hurly Burly, without the artistic genius), Sweet and Lowdown is familiar ground for Woody Allen, replete with his usual themes.


Friday, November 19 1999

Fighting the Hand that Feeds You (If the Body Wears a Microsoft Shirt)

In a Western setting, it seems that a central aspect of being a fan of someone or something always means being hungry for more of the same — it is not enough simply to be satisfied with what's already out there, and what originally made the fan become a fan, but there is a nearly unstillable hunger for continuous reaffirmation of one's reasons for being a fan, through new product.


Sunday, October 31 1999

Dixie Chicks: Fly

Fly illustrates that the Dixie Chicks have successfully figured out how to push the boundaries of country music while continuing to embrace the traditional sound of its past.


Friday, October 29 1999

Being John Malkovich

The new movie Being John Malkovich is about celebrity culture, as it inspires, frustrates and pummels you into such desire. It offers its protagonists and you the chance to imagine being a celebrity, with one small hitch: the only celebrity you can be is John Malkovich.


Deerhoof: Holdypaws

Deerhoof doesn’t sound like a band that you would drive 40 miles on country roads to hear.


Tuesday, October 26 1999

The Clash: From Here to Eternity

If newfound clarity and intensity aren’t enough for ya, buy it for the absolutely chilling version of “Straight to Hell.” Which isn’t just the Clash’s finest hour—it’s one of rock’s most haunting moments.


David Bowie: hours… (Reviews) [21.Oct.99]
Fight Club (1999) (Reviews) [14.Oct.99]
Christina Aguilera: self-titled (Reviews) [23.Aug.99]
    Labradford: E luxo so (Reviews) [9.May.99]
Ella Fitzgerald: Cocktail Hour (Reviews) [3.May.99]
    Willie Nelson: Teatro (Reviews) [31.Aug.98]
The Clientele: Suburban Light (Reviews) [23.Jan.95]
Hamlet (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
R-Point (2004) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Rear Window (1954/2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Modern Day Hottietots (Columns) [1.Jan.95]
Yes, Dear (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The X-Files (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The X-Files (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The X-Files (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
X-Men: Evolution (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The XFL (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Weakest Link / Boot Camp (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Welcome to New York (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Will & Grace (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The West Wing (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
WWF Tough Enough (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Will & Grace (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Watching Ellie (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Web Junk 20 (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Witchblade (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Wit (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Wolf Lake (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Veronica Mars (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The View (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
VIP (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Undeclared (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
UC: Undercover (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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