Columns

Tuesday, September 13 2005

“Please Teach Me English”

Kimchi Casserole -- 'Please Teach Me English' -- South Korean students are under great pressure to learn English. Movies such as Please Teach Me English offer comic relief.


Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Dullest of Them All?

In this month's installment, Makowsky wonders why, in either kid-friendly or mainstream motion picture versions, the Brothers Grimm just can't get any respect.


Monday, September 12 2005

Dove Just Wants to Have Fun

Is bigger always better? For Dove, so long as it brings in big bucks, it is.


The Case for Tom Cruise

If we are indeed witnessing the death rattle of Cruise's career, then perhaps it's time to give him some credit for what it was that made his stardom so impenetrable for so long.


Sunday, September 11 2005

We Say ‘No’; You Say ‘Non’. Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.

England vs. France. A bit of good humour on both sides, heard just above the snarls.


Thursday, September 8 2005

Buy Me Beautiful

Thanks to cosmetic surgery, our bodies are now commodities.


Wednesday, September 7 2005

We Came! We Game! Get Used to It!

30,000 gamers descend on middle America to dress up, get down, and spook the squares.


Tuesday, September 6 2005

Talking Turkey

Where did our East Coast boy get that Texas twang?


Monday, September 5 2005

The Black Die Young

Black genocide in the horror genre has reached hilarious proportions -- and Harris can't get enough of it.


Thursday, September 1 2005

A Horror Renaissance

Horror is hot again. In his new column, Lanzagorta explains how the current scary movie revival is but a regurgitation of the fears and paranoias of the 1970s, and quite apropos for these times.


Wednesday, August 31 2005

Ebony Then, Now and Later

With its founder, John H. Johnson passed, can Ebony adapt to the new era of black publications -- and live on?


Tuesday, August 30 2005

Buccaneers Leave Manchester Disunited

In an effort to add to their respective toy chests, moguls are getting their kicks out of soccer by turning the proud pastime into a sport of corporate acquisition.


Monday, August 29 2005

LAuteurs

Hollywood may be aware of auteur theory, but it has yet to sanction it as a proper means of creating capital.


Sunday, August 28 2005

Too Rich to Be Hurting?

Football elite Terrell 'T.O.' Owens may be clearing the path for a proletariat uprising.


Thursday, August 25 2005

Down With the King

'To Elvis', Jet concluded, 'people are people regardless of race, color or creed.'


Wednesday, August 24 2005

More Than a “Muslim Problem”

Arabesque -- More Than a 'Muslim Problem' -- Explaining terrorism based on religion is a simplification and a cop-out.


Tuesday, August 23 2005

Fear and Loathing in London

In keeping with the times, the video game, Killer 7 brings on suicide bombers. Also in keeping with the times, there is no clear solution for stopping them.


Monday, August 22 2005

Same Old “Dawn”

The Recycling Binge -- Same Old 'Dawn' -- Keymoore revisits a certain Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino film to see if time has been any kinder to it, or Hollywood's, obsession with fear.


Sunday, August 21 2005

The Science Behind the So-B.I.G.

Wonder what makes a bad movie bad? Gibron offers six easy lessons in those fabulous disasters known as the So-B.I.G. films.


Thursday, August 18 2005

Hollywood Pimpin’

In 10 simple steps, Harris shows how you, too, can undermine an entire ethnicity, Tinsel Town style.


//Blogs

Authenticity Issues and the New Intimacies

// Marginal Utility

"The social-media companies have largely succeeded in persuading users of their platforms' neutrality. What we fail to see is that these new identities are no less contingent and dictated to us then the ones circumscribed by tradition; only now the constraints are imposed by for-profit companies in explicit service of gain.

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