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Friday, January 9 2004

Top 10 Films of 2003

The movies were as dismal as the times. A year clouded by a slumping economy, lost jobs, broken alliances, a new war, reconstruction blues, SARS,


Top 10 DVDs of 2003

If the films shown at the New Czech Film Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music are any indication, to this day Czechoslovakia is a country of dueling emotions and opposite impulses.


Top 10 Films of 2003

In a year of blockbuster sequels, self-important prestige pics, and uninspired indies, the real film finds were few and far between. Here are the unexpected


Repetition and Revenge: Top Films of 2003

The year’s cinematic output had everything to do with the complex cultural climate. Fearing mortality, yearning for connection, and lusting for vengeance appeared again


Top 10 Films of 2003

I love making lists, especially wish lists. And so I relish the opportunity to make a Top 10 of 2003 films as it will remind me to


Top 10 Films of 2003

It’s curious that something as seemingly random as a year’s worth of movies can somehow take on its own semi-coherent themes. Following 2001 (the


Top 10 Horror Films of 2003

Judging by the horror films released in theaters and on video in the U.S. during 2003, the genre is undergoing yet another renaissance.


Top 10 Movie Moments of 2003

With the nearest cinema more than half an hour from my house, I have to really want to see a movie to make the journey. Who wants to add the waste of gas and good hour or so on the road to the money already spent on tickets and popcorn? My limited time at the movies, though, means I enjoy the experience more than if I took it for granted.


Wednesday, January 7 2004

Top 10 Sports Scandals, Controversies, and Oddities of 2003

What's most notable about the top stories in the world of sports for 2003 is how much they have in common with the controversies of years past. Racism, homophobia, and sexism all bubbled to the surface this year, just as they have done and will lamentably continue to do in the future.


Tuesday, January 6 2004

Worst 10 Media Events of 2003

From film and TV to Bush and Madonna, our very own intrepid Terry Sawyer breaks down 2003's worst media moments.


Friday, January 2 2004

Best Music of 2003 | Mitch Pugh

1. Fruit Bats, Mouthfuls (Sub Pop)Eric Johnson and Gillian Lisee produced one of the most enjoyable records of the year, full of charm and wonder


Best Music of 2003 | Devon Powers

1. The Decemberists, Castaways and Cutouts (Kill Rock Stars)First released by Hush Records in 2002, the Kill Rock Stars reissue of Castaways and Cutouts managed to


Best Music of 2003 | Ryan Potts

1. The Blood Brothers, Burn Piano Island, Burn (Artist Direct)Earlier this year, my friend gave me a piece of blank paper with the instructions, “I


Best Music of 2003 | Mark Anthony Neal

Booty Hops, Bionic Rappers and New Music from Planet Soul Brotha from the Lost Planet of Soul Anthony Hamilton, Comin’ From Where I’m From


Thursday, January 1 2004

Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


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