Thursday, September 15 2005
After years of repression, Indonesia is experiencing a rush of energy and enquiry usually associated with great shifts of national character.
Wednesday, September 14 2005
Before the end of this year South Africa could be the fifth country and the first on the African continent to legalize same-sex marriages. But as Leonard reports, despite open-minded policy and laws, many closets are likely to remain shut.
Tuesday, September 13 2005
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.
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
Is bigger always better? For Dove, so long as it brings in big bucks, it is.
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
England vs. France. A bit of good humour on both sides, heard just above the snarls.
Thursday, September 8 2005
Thanks to cosmetic surgery, our bodies are now commodities.
Wednesday, September 7 2005
30,000 gamers descend on middle America to dress up, get down, and spook the squares.
Tuesday, September 6 2005
Where did our East Coast boy get that Texas twang?
Monday, September 5 2005
Black genocide in the horror genre has reached hilarious proportions -- and Harris can't get enough of it.
Thursday, September 1 2005
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
With its founder, John H. Johnson passed, can Ebony adapt to the new era of black publications -- and live on?
Tuesday, August 30 2005
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
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
Football elite Terrell 'T.O.' Owens may be clearing the path for a proletariat uprising.
Thursday, August 25 2005
'To Elvis', Jet concluded, 'people are people regardless of race, color or creed.'
Wednesday, August 24 2005
Arabesque -- More Than a 'Muslim Problem' -- Explaining terrorism based on religion is a simplification and a cop-out.
Tuesday, August 23 2005
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
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.