Wednesday, January 31 2007
Vieux Farka Touré continues his late father's musical legacy with a weathered voice, poetic passion, and a new debut album.
Tuesday, January 30 2007
Regardless of the number of veterans a squad may have, or the players' natural, athletic ability to improvise when a coach's plan fails, no matter, even, that a coach never steps foot on the field -- it's clear that fans are not prepared to accept players without the organizing presence of someone in charge.
Monday, January 29 2007
The introduction of Apple’s new iPhone prompts a review of that enduring cultural artifact known as The Gizmo.
Sunday, January 28 2007
Entrepreneurs of color owe an enormous debt to Berry Gordy, whose path from hit-chasing songwriter to world-renown business mogul is, as much as if not more than those beautiful ladies on the movie screen, the stuff of dreams.
Thursday, January 25 2007
The year 2006 was notable for when so many highly visible artists stepped up to sharply criticize, yet still support, the culture; when's the last time so many of your top five dead or alive had so much to say?
Wednesday, January 24 2007
The Ashes is among the oldest sporting rivalries in the world. It just happens to define two nations.
Tuesday, January 23 2007
What we need today is a man who is willing to subject himself to ridicule, disrespect, and misrepresentation, all in the name of motion picture propaganda – someone like William Castle.
Monday, January 22 2007
Jenkins's latest installment in a series of contemporary composer profiles discusses Anthony Braxton, who seems to have looked to music as a means not to erase or ignore cultural dissonance but rather to confront it directly.
Sunday, January 21 2007
Move over, MySpace, Amazon.com's 'who you are is what you buy' Wish List is the new hip virtual community.
Thursday, January 18 2007
This is what married people do for one another.
Wednesday, January 17 2007
At one time, she was the most powerful woman in Hollywood's paternalistic boy's club. So why is Mary Pickford merely a forgotten cinematic icon today? The answer seems, sadly, to be a matter of personal, not professional drive.
Tuesday, January 16 2007
The Wire's season-ending musical montage was a culmination, in many ways, of a season filled with musical meaning.
Monday, January 15 2007
Guessing whether a celebrity is dead or alive has become something of a modern-day parlor game.
Mental note: sincerity doesn't count for much in the job-hunting game.
Sunday, January 14 2007
For all the gains we’ve made in electoral politics and community leadership, there has yet to be a successor to the Black Panther Party as a nationally organized, politically oriented body speaking out and working on the vanguard in the name of black progress, directly confronting and challenging the powers-that-be.
Thursday, January 11 2007
Beres inspects the 'major guitar and string theme' at this year's globalFEST event in New York, which will host music from Brazil, Cape Verde, Paris, and beyond.
Wednesday, January 10 2007
Screw the soup, Mr. – little Oliver wants a PS3.
Ian Dury's subversive humor gently ribbed the eccentrics within his own class-culture. His caricatures were vicarious self-parodies, pre-emptive strikes fending off a dominant middle-class inclined to more demeaning and patronizing portraits of its "inferiors".
Tuesday, January 9 2007
Popular songs like Da Muzicianz' 'Hush' suggests that it's not only okay, but romantic and positive to assume to know what a woman wants, and to act in her best interests, while she may not say otherwise.
Monday, January 8 2007
A profile of rogue taxidermists, also known as artists who pay tribute to the overlooked detritus of the natural world, of which death is only a part.