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.
Fela's emergence fits the profile of what has come to be known as the Gramscian or organic intellectual.
Thursday, February 20 2003
With his conceptual experiments, collaborative projects and performed artworks, Kentridge has succeeded in awaking everyone to the notion of classical narrative, fabulous music, the South African gesammtkunstwerk . . .
Wednesday, February 12 2003
The young starlets rocketed from obscurity to celebrity overnight also seem likely to return to obscurity, carrying the embarrassing ignominy of their brief TV fame, with them.
Wednesday, February 5 2003
The false notion that culture exported worldwide is an American invention has been swept into the historical soup of misconception, along with famous fallacies such as Aryan supremacy and the glories of Stalinism or Maoism.
Such killers are convinced that they are more honest and open about their desires and, thus, morally superior.
Wednesday, January 29 2003
No other conversation garners as much chit chat and enjoyment amongst not only the French, but most Europeans, as the plight of the frowned-upon bourgeoisie.
Thursday, January 23 2003
(T)he legacy of 'An American Family' serves as an important reminder of television's untapped potential to move us, to open our eyes, and to see the world beyond our backyard.
Wednesday, January 15 2003
In Afrikaner alternative music and poetry, Johannes Kerkorrel was like the Bob Dylan of white South Africa . . .
Tuesday, January 14 2003
He was an over-saturated, pungent, weed-choked swamp of words.
Wednesday, January 8 2003
Are gender identity and sexual preferences immutable lifelong features or dynamically evolving frames of self-reference?
. . .when you personally pass Jimi's age or John's, or Buddy's or Elvis', you realise just how fleetingly they basked in the limelight, and how briefly the candle of your own existence flairs then flickers.
Thursday, December 26 2002
Pop is finally eating itself.
I see it as the globalization of the Southern experience.
In my high school a constant 'battle' went on between the Kennedy emulators and the Elvis crowd. Our hair told the story: the bushy tousled look with a smart part vs. the wild, unruly pompadour.
Tuesday, December 17 2002
. . . in their quest for knowledge of and acquisition of the products of the Japanese animation industry, they have surpassed the daily concerns and cares of ordinary human beings.