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.

Wednesday, August 17 2005

Coffee Stalk

In her celebrity filled Hollywood strip mall coffee store job, Horn is trying to figure out in what episode of Quantum Leap 'iced old-school Americano with two Splendas' guest starred.

Monday, August 15 2005

Quixotic Days and Listless Knights

Whether chasing windmills, challenging the political machine, or indulging in classic television, the baddest Librarian continues to find art and salvation in his travels.

Sunday, August 14 2005

Mandela at 87: A Different Ball Game

As former South African president, Nelson Mandela, turned 87 last month, our correspondent, Charles Leonard, found the 'Meaning of Mandela' in a rugby stadium.

Thursday, August 11 2005

The Consumer in the Kitchen

Nixon and Khrushchev's kitchen debate taught Americans that our citizenry is 'free'-- to shop.

Wednesday, August 10 2005

‘Chick Lit’ Overload

Makowsky laments the continuing influence of 'Chick Lit' in both bookstores and movie houses worldwide.

Tuesday, August 9 2005

Challenge to a ‘Dual’

From one split personality to another, a letter of understanding.

Monday, August 8 2005

Grand Theft Autoerotic

The notoriously violent video game sneaked in some sex scenes. Now that's naughty!

Sunday, August 7 2005

The Kims Fashion Dynasties

If these two fashionistas got it together, they could rule the world.

Mr. Cent Goes to Hollywood

To be fair, with musicals out of vogue, rappers as a group are more intrinsically prepared to handle movie roles than other pop stars.

Thursday, August 4 2005

I Bling Because I’m Happy

There's a disconnect between the New Black Church and the hip-hop generation. Money, however, is the language preached from both sides.

Wednesday, August 3 2005

Travelogue: The Palio

A centuries-old, 90-second horse race, a bottle of cheap vino, and days of rivalry, camaraderie, and party-heavy pagentry.

Tuesday, August 2 2005

Paying the Piper. Or Not.

Urban cool Beijingers are happy to spend their money on alcohol, karaoke, and high-end food. But when it comes to paying a cover to attend a live show, something happens: their sense of self-importance precludes their willingness to pay to be entertained by others.

Location, Location, Location

Bricks and mortar will unavoidably symbolize different things to different people, and they are very rarely going to coincide.

Monday, August 1 2005

The Complexities of American Exile

For Lewis, the ties that bind are simultaneously knotted, loose, and frayed.

Sunday, July 31 2005

Danger Ahead? Proceed at Your Own Risk

Dark humour and troubling times cross paths as a harbinger of things to come.

Thursday, July 28 2005


The 'fun' in fertility. Japan's unzipped, let it all hang out there approach to sex, er, 'fertilty'.

Wednesday, July 27 2005

The Undead Underground

Although Hollywood might have rotted the zombie film through insipid cliché, there's plenty of 'fresh meat' available from these straight-to-video auteurs.

//Mixed media

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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