Sunday, December 9 2007
If you thought Satan couldn't invent a few new rides for you, you obviously forgot that he's got all the time in the world and plenty of cheap labor -- and other thoughts on the 2007 roots music scene.
If those slim hipped, cigarette smoking, small-portion eating, fast-walking chic Parisians are going to flaunt their fashion sense in Jersey while taking advantage of the weak dollar, then we really must seal our borders.
Thursday, December 6 2007
Krugman may be hoping to discredit the very label conservative, so that it could be used as a cudgel the way liberal had been used by the Limbaughs of the world the past few decades.
Wednesday, December 5 2007
The Christmas carol is neither high art nor popular claptrap; it is neither austerely sacred nor tritely popular; it is both timeless and timely, traditional and modern.
Tuesday, December 4 2007
Sons and Lovers gave author D.H. Lawrence a chance to work out all his Oedipal issues. Too bad the film adaptations have been less than enlightening.
Monday, December 3 2007
Karaoke: Those who can't, do anyway; those who wish they could, only watch in mute rapture.
Sunday, December 2 2007
Today’s illicit “DVD factory” in a corner of Paraguay might tomorrow become a node in a democratic, grassroots distribution network for Latin American media.
Thursday, November 29 2007
Full of cheeky wordplay and double entendres, Formby continually tweaked the sensibilities of the staunchly conservative British establishment with saucy narratives that left little to the imagination.
Wednesday, November 28 2007
Initially seen as little more than back alley brawlers scrapping for beer money, MMA has found sporting legitimacy in meteoric fashion – this kind of fighting offers a truly global and democratic way to kick someone's ass.
Tuesday, November 27 2007
With 11 studio albums behind them, including the very good United Abominations this past summer, Megadeth's sound has become so ubiquitous that it's easy to forget just how unique they sounded when they started making waves in the metal scene more than two decades ago.
Monday, November 26 2007
Who is more captive to the prized antique fishing lure, fish or fisherman? With fishing, what you catch, or what catches your fancy, is not always in the water.
Sunday, November 25 2007
However unseemly and excessive this market may seem, the fact is that ever since there have been celebrities, there have been people rooting through their rubbish.
Technology is not the only reason for the recent worldwide glut in horror films. Ease of access and influence also contribute to their continuing creation.
Tuesday, November 20 2007
Shantel has accomplished the most daunting task imaginable in this genre: making an accessible pop record with tubas, trumpets and dumbeks, and our response remains among the greatest of human pleasures: we dance.
Monday, November 19 2007
What truly moves markets is a mystery, but what moves humans to participate is pure fantasy.
Sunday, November 18 2007
A bold proposal regarding our massive backlog of pop culture artifacts and the potential recycling thereof, ad infinitum.
PopMatters columnist, hyperventilating with hero worship, rushes the NFL in London.
Thursday, November 15 2007
GLBT persons in the West face various acts of discrimination. At least state-sanctioned murder isn't among them.
Wednesday, November 14 2007
Jazz and its fans have grown all too serious. The genre could use a clown prince or two.
Tuesday, November 13 2007
The point of philosophy going pop is not to exalt the ivory tower and herd people inside; it’s to give philosophers a chance to leave.