Wednesday, January 16 2008
It rankles my sensibilities that great music is considered "timeless" and therefore Handel's music still "means" today whatever it was it meant in his own time.
Tuesday, January 15 2008
A hundred and one reasons why hip-hop is not dead, say these three opinionators.
Monday, January 14 2008
A prominent philosopher argues that you, me, and everyone you know may be an artificial computer-simulation of a person.
Sunday, January 13 2008
Oscar the Grouch and Miss Piggy roll up their sleeves for this latest battle in the culture wars: the controversial lyrics of "Elmo's Song".
In the blogging stage of the information age, there's no reason to not know what the GLBT community is all about.
Thursday, January 10 2008
Africa will play an increasingly pivotal role in world affairs this year, and not just because a guy whose dad was Kenyan is running for President of the United States.
Wednesday, January 9 2008
For the true sports fan, amidst all the drugs, malfeasance, infidelity, greed and inhumanity -- hope is a most important thing.
Tuesday, January 8 2008
Ever try adding a pound of sugar to that roasting chicken? Modern trends in cooking are blurring the boundaries between dessert and dinner.
Monday, January 7 2008
What is the sound of flowers blooming? How does one match an oncoming storm with sonic accuracy?
Sunday, January 6 2008
Welcome to an alternate universe populated entirely by middle-aged lesbians the likes of Robert Redford, Barry Manilow, Al Franken, and Kim Jong-il.
A walk on the down and out side, sans music soundtrack and poetic interpretation.
Thursday, January 3 2008
How cool is it to go to the "Self Help" section of a bookstore and get a book with life lessons from N.W.A., Little Brother, and Ghostface Killah?
While cheating is allegedly the bane of every sportsperson and sports fan’s existence, the only crime, from the cheater’s point of view, is being caught.
Wednesday, January 2 2008
Paul Bley seems to be that rare jazz musician who has made a romance with the avant-garde seem easy on the ears.
Tuesday, January 1 2008
There are more than a dozen languages spoken in Bangladesh. English is a presence, a second language, in which poets such as Haq can be found.
Thursday, December 20 2007
Imagine sitting down to a fish dinner with Ernest Hemingway, Izaak Walton, Norman Maclean, and the ultimate Fisher of Men.
Wednesday, December 19 2007
His comic look at life in the '50s formed the foundation for a seminal Christmas 'Story'. But there is more to Jean Sheperd than little boys and BB guns.
Tuesday, December 18 2007
Like the roots of old and those of new, music flows stream-like from the hearts of these artists into an ocean of humanity.
Monday, December 17 2007
Sigma 666: Wherein I offer my soul to Satan in exchange for G.I. Joe dolls.
Sunday, December 16 2007
At the beginning of 2007 as the metal albums started pouring in, it quickly became abundantly clear that two record labels were going to stand head and shoulders above the rest of the pack.