Sunday, August 19 2007
Bart Simpson urges, “Don’t have a cow!” As the climate warms, I beg to differ.
Thursday, August 16 2007
Style is often described paradoxically as an indescribable quality, as something timeless, which is precisely what makes it so useful to the fashion industry.
Wednesday, August 15 2007
The Chinese brand of red tape now wraps around Tibet as fiercely as the Red Guards that once invaded it. Travelers who gain access now see a Disney-fied Tibet.
Tuesday, August 14 2007
In a battle to claim The Simpson's for its own, Fox network's favorite family teetered dangerously close to stealing the heart and soul of Springfield, Illinois, away from the man who saved the Union.
Monday, August 13 2007
Circumstances may have brought them together, but a single 'enduring' emotion may be driving Ian McEwan's characters toward a deranged date with destiny.
Sunday, August 12 2007
Do metalheads dream of Kanye West? Guy Kozowyk, vocalist for deathcore standout, the Red Chord, vividly regales PopMatters with lengthy tales about how the many ideas that dominate the band's latest album came to fruition.
Americans Need to Learn English…British English, that is!
Thursday, August 9 2007
The most rewarding work as a critic is not in evaluating the flow of big menu items from established artists, but in sampling the little dishes that come along -- like this quartet of obscure, interesting stuff from 2007's first half.
Wednesday, August 8 2007
The body and the machine are born innocent. It’s the soul and the mind that make them dirty and evil. A philosophical meandering into America's obsession with automobiles.
Tuesday, August 7 2007
As human beings, interpretive animals that attempt to navigate the world by coming to some sort of "understanding" of it, we are addicted to purpose.
Monday, August 6 2007
National Geographic's Animals in the Womb brings up an interesting thought; nobody goes around aborting cute, unborn puppies -- we wait until they're born to get rid of them.
Sunday, August 5 2007
Pharoahe Monch's new album, Desire, is a complete surround-sense experience, but it's also a reminder that as much as our technologies have improved, what we are communicating is not necessarily the most righteous of information.
One Man's Daring Look Back at He-Man and the Masters of the Universe… and Porky's
Thursday, August 2 2007
Other than cute animal photos and pornography, the content that enjoys the most popularity on the Internet often has a link to real-world events of generalized significance – like Quishpe's 9/11 video.
In our brave new world of news bytes, instant messaging and dwindling attention spans, the haiku is making a comeback.
Wednesday, August 1 2007
One could easily go hungry for lack of planning in certain parts of Italy. Best to learn the Italian concept of time if you want to survive here.
Tuesday, July 31 2007
Catfish are strong, eccentric characters that have for many years snubbed their bottom-feeding whiskered noses at the angling establishment. But still, they're suckers for a wiggling finger.
Monday, July 30 2007
HotHouse, a non-profit arts center in Chicago, embodied how beneficial a commitment to the arts could be, and surely this would override any business issues, I thought. I thought wrong.
Sunday, July 29 2007
Our enemy is not the "N-word" itself; it’s whatever propels people to use it. We need healers, not language nannies.
Thursday, July 26 2007
In Head, a frighteningly original, career-defying work, The Monkees depict how they were forever trapped in a suffocating, inescapable situation.