Thursday, July 24 2003
Suicide, substance abuse, narcissism, eating disorders, antisocial ways, schizotypal symptoms, depression, even psychosis are considered sick by some cultures -- and utterly normative or advantageous in others.
Wednesday, July 16 2003
Why are these and countless other distortions swallowed by the media and fed to the American public without question?
I question the value of my presence there, as a white woman amongst young black people who historically shouldn't want to be near me or my kind.
Wednesday, July 9 2003
Politics and Culture/East and West -- Justice, Peace, and Memory - From East Europe to Iraq -- This painfully constructed edifice of rights is honored more in the breach than in the observance.
Anglo Visions -- Skiffle and the English 'Elvis' -- Suffice it to say that without Donegan's 'Rock Island Line', it is highly unlikely that the greatest band of all would ever have emerged.
Wednesday, July 2 2003
The question as to whether games are stories or stories are games is important, because it goes to the root of what video games have been, are, and are going to be . . .
What is legal is not always moral and what is legitimate is not invariably legal.
Thursday, June 26 2003
While the slogan of anime distributor Central Park Media of 'World peace through shared popular culture' is probably overly optimistic, collaborations on films such as 'The Animatrix' are indicative of a maturation of both animation itself and the general public's perceptions of such a medium.
Bhangra enters the American popular consciousness . . . and a new hip-hop anthem is born.
Wednesday, June 18 2003
Murray refuses to pussyfoot around politically correct representation of ethnic diversity.
This conjunction, a Prime Minister with a falling rating and a spineless Parliamentary opposition, has again wedged the door ajar for the British National Party, the current incarnation of the National Front.
Wednesday, June 4 2003
Global Graffiti -- Remembering the Rat Pack: When 'Cool' Was King -- We're amid a full-force revival of that 'make me a Martini and put on a Sinatra record' era of the Rat Pack years.
Tuesday, June 3 2003
Arguably, bacteria and insects exert on Nature far more influence with farther reaching consequences than Man has ever done.
Wednesday, May 28 2003
If my Jewish identity was more easily recognisable, and I took a slightly faulty step in social protocols, would I also be fleeing on shot-out tires?
What's different from the kisses that take place between these three couples versus the highly publicized same-sex kisses in the 1990s . . . is the two people kissing now are very much in love.
So much of Japanese TV these days appears predicated on this harsh formula: spying, confrontation, setting up and exposing the cads, giving them their due, then watching them twist and turn in the turbulent wind.
Wednesday, May 14 2003
No one can sit in this conference and be unaware of the U.N's guiding principle: the need for peaceful settlement of global conflicts.
The idea of the West . . . is merely the last phase and manifestation of the clash of titans between Germany on the one hand, and Russia on the other.
Wednesday, May 7 2003
You can count your life not through T.S. Eliot's coffee spoons, but through crucial sax solos and critical Scorcese sequences.
Thursday, May 1 2003
Price drew on his own training as a Gospel musician and ethnomusicologist to examine Tupac's spiritual development, suggesting that the late artist had surpassed the legacies of John Coltrane and Mahalia Jackson as spiritual figures within the tradition of black music.