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.
Monday, November 12 2007
Expats in post-colonial Dhaka have their hearts in the right places, if their generosity at fund-raising events is anything to go by, although the end result is haphazard, like a game of ‘Pin the Conscience on the Public Servant’ that has been played their tipsy spouses.
Sunday, November 11 2007
How many citizens must be victimized by a $400 haircut before a Presidential candidate offers up a Universal Hair Care program?
Thursday, November 8 2007
Hip-hop's TV exposure has been strong, giving us a mixture of critique, celebrity, and celebration. Who, in the '80s, would've guessed that hip-hop would have such cultural presence?
Wednesday, November 7 2007
Members of the 'Generation After' are the ones who grew up in the shadows because the previous generation was blocking the sun.
Tuesday, November 6 2007
I'm not here to mock God and his fanatical fan club, I'll sit back and let much more clever men and women mock them for me.
Monday, November 5 2007
As Lupe Fiasco learned in a recent faux pas, what you don't know won't scare you – until somebody calls you out.
Sunday, November 4 2007
The protagonists of tomorrow are people who are off-line, somehow off the grid, unsophisticated or simply unimpressed by the general spectacle of information-overload and conspicuous consumption.
Thursday, November 1 2007
We’re all mythical creatures created from stories that blend fact and fiction, myth and reality, into a magical whole, and no tale does this the better than the fish story.
Wednesday, October 31 2007
Fright film fans have an innate desire to "own" that which they obsess over. Thanks to the ever changing face of home theater technology, and the genre's link to same, they can easily satisfy their creepshow cravings.
Tuesday, October 30 2007
It starts as an innocent search for a pair of running shoes. But very quickly, Cho finds herself in a world predicted by Alvin Toffler's Future Shock. Can she escape?
Monday, October 29 2007
David Lynch and the illustration of the grand within the grotesque, and the good/bad buried in the bad/good, ala On the Air.
Sunday, October 28 2007
In this corner: Common, in that: 50 Cent. In this corner: Dr. Martin Luther King, in that: Malcolm X. In this corner: W.E.B. DuBois, in that: Booker T. Washington. Standing outside of the ring: Dilated Peoples.
Thursday, October 25 2007
Songs, more songs -- the prolific singer-songwriter and musician Ani Difranco keeps coming up with them. Here's some help for finding the best of Difranco, especially if you also like De La Soul.
Time again for everyone's favorite corporately co-opted Judeo-Christian pagan demon holiday! A public service for procrastinating party-goers.
Wednesday, October 24 2007
Flowers in the Attic is the perfect example of what happens to a favorite book when it gets pressed through the Hollywood machine. The results are enough to ruin a sly, scandalous thriller - and a reader's rich adolescent memories.
Tuesday, October 23 2007
The Second City has some first-rate music scenes. So listen up, New York.
Monday, October 22 2007
A good nickname can show the reverence fans or the media have for the athlete, and it can demonstrate a wicked sense of humour, but always, it should demonstrate that sport, at its essence, should maintain a sense of fun.
Sunday, October 21 2007
The encroachment of a corporate, middle-American influence, coupled with its proximity to a more worldly motorsport, combine to put NASCAR supporters on edge when it comes to discussion of public hygiene.
Since we expect our celebrities to be beautiful, it's no surprise that we've acquired a clinical, critical eye for fine distinctions of physiology, scrutinizing the form and shape of the human face in Talmudic minuteness.