Monday, May 28 2007
The history of TV is lacking GLBT characters. But on which shows should they have appeared? If ever someone needed a friend that was a tool-toting lesbian, for example, it was Lucy Ricardo.
Thursday, May 24 2007
As Evelyn McDonnell's new book illustrates, motherhood should be neither something done on the side, nor something that pushes everything else away, and it's that balance that our culture and government can be striving for.
Roller coasters are fun, vacations are fun, and parks are fun. So why are vacations at roller coaster parks no longer any fun?
Wednesday, May 23 2007
For the Bengalis, dating and marriage are integrally intertwined with familial love. For a single female visitor, a creative spin on extended family relations helps with the curious doorman.
Tuesday, May 22 2007
The 1997 British & Irish Lions and the greatest sports movie of all time.
Monday, May 21 2007
Layman shares Thai food with the band, and discusses the wonderfully uncategorizable music of The Jen Chapin Trio.
Sunday, May 20 2007
'We are not too old yet to renew ourselves; we can use our imaginations.' Begrand talks with Sonata Arctica's Tony Kakko about eclecticism, dreams, Queen, wolves, and his band's ambitious new album, Unia.
Thursday, May 17 2007
We've grown accustomed to the planned obsolescence of our products; we assuage the continual threat of obsolescence of our personalities by continually changing, refreshing ourselves like an email inbox.
Wednesday, May 16 2007
There isn't a scorecard of social injustice that makes one group more worthy of equality than others.
Tuesday, May 15 2007
Fright fans love to praise the visionary efforts of their favorite horror directors. But behind every great terror auteur is usually an unsung macabre master.
Monday, May 14 2007
Can pornographic literature impart a lesson in morality? Author Tamara Faith Berger believes it can.
Sunday, May 13 2007
OpStar: part talk radio / part OnStar vehicle guidance system for those who are easily confused by the squiggly red and blue lines on paper maps.
Thursday, May 10 2007
If Raymond 'Boots' Riley -- frontman for Oakland, California's the Coup -- is rap's most political practitioner, he may well also be one of its most expressive humorists.
It seems that teleportation, spontaneous human combustion, poltergeists, UFO sightings, alien abductions, and other such phenomena has fallen out of fashion, these days.
Wednesday, May 9 2007
Heard rumors of civilians rounded up, locked up, and searched for papers, lately? Don't worry. That only happens in another America.
Tuesday, May 8 2007
Since relationships are tough, we need all the help we can get. Sometimes the best advice comes from listening to the right song.
Monday, May 7 2007
Philosophy itself is often regarded as part and parcel with the bullshit of popular culture. But it is philosophers who been trying to determine exactly what bullshit is and how it works its magic.
Sunday, May 6 2007
A disillusioned fan calls for the resurrection of Guns N' Roses, already. Please. Now would be good.
Thursday, May 3 2007
The wife disposing of her ex-husband's collection. The estate sale. The stash of records sold for pennies on the dollar because the water bill was overdue. Collecting music often depends on someone else's misfortune.
Wednesday, May 2 2007
Roberto Bolaño's Los Detectives Salvajes, like so many good works, traverses time, language, cultures, and survives a bit battered, but little worse for the wear.