Sunday, August 14 2005
As former South African president, Nelson Mandela, turned 87 last month, our correspondent, Charles Leonard, found the 'Meaning of Mandela' in a rugby stadium.
Thursday, August 11 2005
Nixon and Khrushchev's kitchen debate taught Americans that our citizenry is 'free'-- to shop.
Wednesday, August 10 2005
Makowsky laments the continuing influence of 'Chick Lit' in both bookstores and movie houses worldwide.
Tuesday, August 9 2005
From one split personality to another, a letter of understanding.
Monday, August 8 2005
The notoriously violent video game sneaked in some sex scenes. Now that's naughty!
Sunday, August 7 2005
If these two fashionistas got it together, they could rule the world.
To be fair, with musicals out of vogue, rappers as a group are more intrinsically prepared to handle movie roles than other pop stars.
Thursday, August 4 2005
There's a disconnect between the New Black Church and the hip-hop generation. Money, however, is the language preached from both sides.
Wednesday, August 3 2005
A centuries-old, 90-second horse race, a bottle of cheap vino, and days of rivalry, camaraderie, and party-heavy pagentry.
Tuesday, August 2 2005
Urban cool Beijingers are happy to spend their money on alcohol, karaoke, and high-end food. But when it comes to paying a cover to attend a live show, something happens: their sense of self-importance precludes their willingness to pay to be entertained by others.
Bricks and mortar will unavoidably symbolize different things to different people, and they are very rarely going to coincide.
Monday, August 1 2005
For Lewis, the ties that bind are simultaneously knotted, loose, and frayed.
Sunday, July 31 2005
Dark humour and troubling times cross paths as a harbinger of things to come.
Thursday, July 28 2005
The 'fun' in fertility. Japan's unzipped, let it all hang out there approach to sex, er, 'fertilty'.
Wednesday, July 27 2005
Although Hollywood might have rotted the zombie film through insipid cliché, there's plenty of 'fresh meat' available from these straight-to-video auteurs.
Tuesday, July 26 2005
Scientists have spent a great deal of time deconstructing physical desirability among humans. But all they had to do was watch 100 Hottest Hotties and call it a day.
Sunday, July 24 2005
A joke among Iranian exiles is that since the revolution, Iran takes one step forward and three steps back. With Ahmadinejad's election, it appears Iran is doing this shuffle, again.
Thursday, July 21 2005
Without an acknowledgment of race, reality TV can never be 'real'; it can only be '-ity'.
Wednesday, July 20 2005
What goes around to the hip, comes around to us all... eventually.
Tuesday, July 19 2005
This is the show where executives have finally zeroed in on that most tricky aspect of addictive programming - the absolute lowest possible denominator.