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.
Wednesday, April 23 2003
(Akihabara) . . . is a place where a wide range of one's emotional needs can be handled through technology and media.
Thursday, April 17 2003
Ziabuya shows the community that there is something special and incredible growing in the city's belly.
Wednesday, April 9 2003
My attempts to take pictures of the barricaded street in front of the State Department are immediately stopped when a guard curtly informed me that photos are forbidden.
Few are stunted or stultified by the need to think about and analyse where rock or reggae or rave fits into the cultural landscape.
No official version of the events can survive the onslaught of blogs and multiple news reporting.
Thursday, March 27 2003
I share a space with them each time I'm profiled in grocery stores, or chillin' with my homies Gramsci and Jay Z at Starbucks.
Wednesday, March 19 2003
We rock critics should have leathery skins and sore throbbing eardrums and calloused typing fingers, and we should accept little in return but the possibility of more great new tunes coming our way.
Soap used Jodie's sexual liaison with Carol as an opportunity to have his character function as a heterosexual on the level of plot, yet simultaneously maintain his position as the show's sexual other.
Wednesday, March 12 2003
(I)t soon became apparent that the Megsons took a slightly less conventional approach to life.
Wednesday, March 5 2003
I firmly believe that it is better to face a forthright villain than a masquerading saint.
Wednesday, February 26 2003
As commander of an ever-militarizing state with energy-grabbing schemes, George W. Bush seems like our own real-life version of Megatron.