Monday, June 6 2005
When all the righteous Cosby-induced bluster has blown, all that's left the poor is caught up in tree branches and clogging the gutters, same as before.
It's war to see who really came to America's rescue after the big crash of '29. And the cinematic suspects are a boxer, a ghost, and a horse... of course.
Friday, June 3 2005
Gadette suggests New York City extend its desire for self-beautification, and artistic sophistication, in an environmentally- and people-friendly manner.
Thursday, June 2 2005
One of the benefits of no longer being a teenager is that I don't care if the high school dramas I watch are realistic because I no longer expect to be validated by television.
Wednesday, June 1 2005
Taghizadeh defends Al Jazeera, the best source for news from and for the Arab world.
Tuesday, May 31 2005
Blair endured a grueling campaign that required him to actually face disgruntled voters -- quite unlike Bush's pre-screened, pre-set, flag waving constituency.
Friday, May 27 2005
Hill's cut-up/trim-down, pedagogical debut on African American culture, or: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly In Need of a Shaving.
For PopMatters TV/Film Columnist Mark Harris, being a minority in a majority world created an ironic, lifelong battle against being force-fed at the teat of popular culture.
Thursday, May 26 2005
Life rocks, says Kootnikoff. Let it and U2 shake you, baby!
Wednesday, May 25 2005
In which the Foreign Devil becomes eye candy, window-dressing and court jester all while not playing a John Denver song.
Tuesday, May 24 2005
In France, a beloved musician needn't be 'successful', in the how-many-CDs-can-he-sell sense, to be vraiment réussi.
Monday, May 23 2005
Hero worship and chance encounters can pay dividends... but you'd best know the Clash from the Pistols.
Friday, May 20 2005
A guided tour of one of America's most protected habitats for endangering species.
Thursday, May 19 2005
When it comes time to 'burn books' in countries such as the US, the rule of law serves as the flaming match; in this case, Section 215 of the Patriot Act.
Tuesday, May 17 2005
When the story of how AIDS affects ordinary people in South Africa is told, their real names are seldom used - because it can get you killed.
Friday, May 13 2005
New PopMatters columnist Jane Santos finds a whole course work of women's history right in her own home: embodied in the exuberant life of her very stylish mother.
Thursday, May 12 2005
At an African concert set in Philadelphia, Reynolds experienced the rare feeling of being a distinct minority in a virtually all-black setting in America. He considers the divide between Africans in America, and African-Americans.
Wednesday, May 11 2005
There was a time when a simple trip cross the English Channel would place your social status in the ascendancy, much like serving in the colonies in the 19th century. But nowadays in Paris, try finding an affordable broom cupboard of one's own.
Tuesday, May 10 2005
On Taste tracking software; is it an anonymous angel? or something rather sinister?
Wednesday, May 4 2005
The few Koreans Smith has met who aren't riding the anti-Japanese bandwagon hint that their open-mindedness makes them feel as if they are shirking their nationalistic duty.