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Monday, March 27 2006

Love the Sport, Not the Sports Star

Q: How many professional athletes does it take to screw over a lifelong fan? A: Several thousand, evidently. Thanks, pinheads!


Sympathy for the Devil: In Cold Blood

Truman Capote crafted a masterpiece in human ambiguity with his classic 'nonfiction' novel. Our leading lady of letters argues that the recent cinematic exploration of the book's creation is an equally unnerving experience.


Sunday, March 26 2006

The Redcoats Are Coming!  The British Invasion of SXSW ‘06

Ellis spends four days in Austin looking for the finest exports from Tony Blair's Cool Britannia. In lieu of monkeys, magic numbers, and Moz, his search yields Casio-pop, California harmonies, and communal sing-along epics.


Thursday, March 23 2006

To Eat Well Is to Live Well

Overseas Filipino workers (OFW's) have little choice but to leave their children for years at a time. In Alave's case, her mother's absence culminated in results that were, eventually... delicious.


Wednesday, March 22 2006

A New Kind of Magic: Part III: Cinematic Symbiosis

In the final installment of his three-part look at the evolution of special effects in movie macabre, our horror historian looks at Fritz Lang, Lon Chaney, and a certain oversized ape's place in the dynamic of dread.


Tuesday, March 21 2006

They’re Out to Get Us

Conspiracy theories are getting a bum rap.


Monday, March 20 2006

Bearded Ladies Live!

As the public's perception of human sexuality shifted from celebration into sin, the meaning of the Bearded Lady's marked androgyny would change, too: from reverence into scorn, to... something else.


Gag Order

Pink takes on the popular stupid girls, but only a little.


Sunday, March 19 2006

College Dropout Studies Abroad

Kanye West's 'Touch the Sky' French leg of the tour stirs up a hiphop history lesson.


Get on the Scene, Now

Leeds, and the nearby cities of Sheffield and Wakefield, are part of a musical renaissance. Warner talks with members of two bands from the area, each with contrasting views on this new 'scene'.


Thursday, March 16 2006

Paranoid Much?

You know how some people still fear that a camera turned on one's visage captures one's soul? Well, some part of our selves is certainly caught up by today's 'watchful' technology.


Wednesday, March 15 2006

The Queen Isn’t Dead

Fearing an embarrassing failure on the scale of the Star Wars prequels, Begrand braves Queensryche's new sequel to its 20-year-old masterpiece Operation: Mindcrime.


Tuesday, March 14 2006

Inventing Is Art, But the Inventor Is Not Always an Artist

Thomas Edison, a cinematic artist? Probably not. But according to our resident film historian, his place in the annals of motion pictures -- and their technology -- is secure.


Monday, March 13 2006

Going Cuckoo

Homeland Security resides with the Ministry of Agriculture. From mad cows to birds with the lurgy: there's no getting away from biological warfare. Channel Crossings takes a political detour to see why British and French ministers never bite the hand that feeds them.


Sunday, March 12 2006

Wigger: The Strange Case of a Troublesome Word

In these days of blurred ethnic barriers, our resident cultural critic looks at the current state of race relations, and how one troublesome word came to define -- and defame -- an entire social stereotype.


Thursday, March 9 2006

Modern Day Hottietots

There is much to be made of / on / about a black woman's backside.


Wednesday, March 8 2006

The Snacks Attack Society

Shopping, cooking, eating, washing dishes... it's all such a time-sucking, distracting chore. Best to wrap it all up in plastic and hurry it along, lest lost time eat at you.


Tuesday, March 7 2006

We Meet Again, Mr… Bond?

Will audiences bond with the new blond bond? Or will this Bond bomb?


The Movie Blurb Game

The ultimate in elegant time wasting for the obsessive film fan.


Monday, March 6 2006

Blonde Persephone

While it may mark the final film for two of Hollywood's legendary icons, our resident classic film connoisseur says there's more to Arthur Miller's 'Eastern Western' than meets the cinematic eye.


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