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Tuesday, September 2 2003

Tying Knots by Tying Knots

The ferocity of tone against gay marriage heartens me as much as it makes me want to barbed wire my front yard.


Friday, August 22 2003

100 From 1977-2003

PopMatters' diverse band of merry critics are pleased to bring you their ideas of songs that have influenced whole genres and generations. Indeed, everyone of these songs is a 'classic' in some fashion, and therefore deserving an entry into our hallowed list.


100 From 1977-2003

PopMatters diverse band of merry critics are pleased to bring you their ideas of songs that have influenced whole genres and generations. Indeed, everyone of these songs is a 'classic' in some fashion, and therefore deserving an entry into our hallowed list.


100 From 1977-2003

PopMatters diverse band of merry critics are pleased to bring you their ideas of songs that have influenced whole genres and generations. Indeed, everyone of these songs is a 'classic' in some fashion, and therefore deserving an entry into our hallowed list.


100 From 1977-2003

PopMatters diverse band of merry critics are pleased to bring you their ideas of songs that have influenced whole genres and generations. Indeed, everyone of these songs is a 'classic' in some fashion, and therefore deserving an entry into our hallowed list.


100 From 1977-2003

PopMatters diverse band of merry critics are pleased to bring you their ideas of songs that have influenced whole genres and generations. Indeed, everyone of these songs is a 'classic' in some fashion, and therefore deserving an entry into our hallowed list.


100 From 1977-2003

PopMatters diverse band of merry critics are pleased to bring you their ideas of songs that have influenced whole genres and generations. Indeed, everyone of these songs is a 'classic' in some fashion, and therefore deserving an entry into our hallowed list.


100 From 1977-2003

PopMatters diverse band of merry critics are pleased to bring you their ideas of songs that have influenced whole genres and generations. Indeed, everyone of these songs is a 'classic' in some fashion, and therefore deserving an entry into our hallowed list.


100 From 1977-2003

PopMatters diverse band of merry critics are pleased to bring you their ideas of songs that have influenced whole genres and generations. Indeed, everyone of these songs is a 'classic' in some fashion, and therefore deserving an entry into our hallowed list.


100 From 1977-2003

PopMatters diverse band of merry critics are pleased to bring you their ideas of songs that have influenced whole genres and generations. Indeed, everyone of these songs is a 'classic' in some fashion, and therefore deserving an entry into our hallowed list.


100 From 1977-2003

PopMatters diverse band of merry critics are pleased to bring you their ideas of songs that have influenced whole genres and generations. Indeed, everyone of these songs is a 'classic' in some fashion, and therefore deserving an entry into our hallowed list.


100 From 1977-2003

PopMatters diverse band of merry critics are pleased to bring you their ideas of songs that have influenced whole genres and generations. Indeed, everyone of these songs is a 'classic' in some fashion, and therefore deserving an entry into our hallowed list.


Wednesday, August 20 2003

Wimps of America

Although Michael Burdick's $10,000 safaris were fake, the publicity generated by the 'Hunting for Bambi' stories wasn't, and the controversy clearly boosted sales of the company's video.


Wednesday, August 13 2003

The Last Song and Dance Man: Gregory Hines

When Gregory Hines died on 9 August, he left a legacy of artistic accomplishment in the fields of pop music, film, stage, and, of course, 'hoofing.'


Friday, August 8 2003

Hip-Hop’s Holy Trinity

In Eminem (née Marshall Mathers), Andre 'Dr. Dre' Young, found what most music critics deem as hip-hop's great white hope, and together, in 50 Cent, they found the next Biggie and Tupac rolled into one. Their Shady/Aftermath/G-Unit stronghold in the music industry positions them as a certified holy trinity.


Thursday, August 7 2003

He Shot the Boss

'Springsteen was my guinea pig,' Ceccola told me in a 1999 interview. 'He was how I really learned to take a decent picture.'


Monday, August 4 2003

Bottom Feed

Imagining The Jerry Springer Show as the radical vanguard is unspeakably ludicrous. What politics does it address or challenge?


Mocking Pretension: Buddy Ebsen

'People would lay down their money and laugh and you'd see them walk out happy.'


Thursday, July 31 2003

Honest Pop: An Interview with Brady Brock

Outside of the hubbub of Top 40 are the hardworking artists who create what's known as indie pop -- catchy songs with a sincere edge written by masterful storytellers. PopMatters caught up with one of them -- New York-based Brady Brock - to get feel for what inspired his music.


Monday, July 28 2003

Internet Ethics

As our society is increasingly computer-dependent, the number of unethical persons seeking to encroach upon our personal computing life rises as well.


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