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.
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.