Tuesday, June 28 2005
A dozen Francais artists -- including electro-jazz troupe St Germain and tango-meets-dub-and-beats act Gotan Project, among others -- played a massive stage in a downtown Beijing park to an audience of several thousand merry revellers.
If white folks don't really get the blues, they certainly preserve it, record it, and put together and attend festivals where the music is rightfully celebrated.
Monday, June 27 2005
Egyptian women face social stigma over failed urfi marriages and the paternity cases that often result from these marriages, but one woman has put herself at the feminist forefront.
Friday, June 24 2005
At PopMatters, we've seen the future. So . . . want some investment advice?
Thursday, June 23 2005
All the news that's fit to print -- at least fit to print outside the publishing mainstream -- the alternative newspaper is alive and well on both sides of the pond.
Wednesday, June 22 2005
Society's pressures complicate black male friendships. The basketball court is one place where black men can just be friends.
Tuesday, June 21 2005
We grays won't overcome until that one special gray actor or actress steps forward to show us as living, breathing entities with more to offer than a healthy head of hair and corporate hireability.
Monday, June 20 2005
This adult on holiday is inclined to play with dolls and bugs.
Thursday, June 16 2005
The current consumer of bohemian fashion is one who imagines herself identifying with various world cultures. Yet she is really a shopper, mixing pieces from different price ranges, easily weaving in and out of the experiences of the destitute and decadent by choice of dress.
Tuesday, June 14 2005
Accidentally freed, for a few days, from the formidable surrounds of ceiling-high shelves of books, a librarian on a budget is inclined to travel, third class.
Like most bibliophiles, I often cringe when a favorite book is transformed for the big screen. It doesn't mean I won't give it a chance though.
Monday, June 13 2005
Pornography simplifies sex by making it a commodity. In the desire to accumulate more, intimacy is irretrievably lost.
Friday, June 10 2005
Television's rules of engagement have blurred the distinction of real vs. unreal for viewers. From camera friendly political campaigns to glossy televised hype-fests, the principle of Style over Substance reigns supreme.
Thursday, June 9 2005
Leonard provides a short history of sartorial free speech, during and after apartheid, as expressed on the very bodies of the people.
Wednesday, June 8 2005
Gottfried considers the acting, the acting out, and the act put upon the females of The Apprentice.
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.