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Thursday, May 8 2003

Serious Business: 12th Philadelphia Film Festival, 3-16 April 2003

It may not be 'The East Coast Sundance,' but the Philadelphia Film Festival is on its way to becoming one of the most respected festivals on the circuit.

Leslie Cheung, 1956-2003

A veteran of some 60 films, Leslie Cheung showed astonishing versatility.

Monday, May 5 2003

Interview with Assassins

The Chicago band offers a sophisticated mix that takes the '80s Manchester template as a starting point, the dark dance pop perfected by the likes of Joy Division and New Order, and fleshes it out with elements of trip-hop and a post-punk guitar fuzz.

Paving Their Own Way: An Interview with Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler, Jr. of

About three years ago, Jim and Cyd created, an on-line community for gay athletes and sports fans. Their lives, and the lives of gay men and women who love sports, haven’t been the same since.

Thursday, May 1 2003

She Put a Spell on Us (for Nina Simone)

She was the voice of a movement. Deep blues, even darker hues, from the Delta to Dakar. This woman, Black woman, was the voice of a people.

Friday, April 18 2003

Buzzcocks: The Buzz Continues

Buzzcocks fans might be surprised to find that the group's new self-titled effort, its first of the new millennium, is a return to its hard-rocking roots. Fresh from some live dates in Australia, Shelley recently spoke to PopMatters about his recent projects and the Buzzcocks' plans for the future.

That’s Entertainment

I don't know about you, but I don't want my athletes to act like foot soldiers. I have foot soldiers to do that nowadays.

Tuesday, April 15 2003

Oneida Interview

Forget math rock -- let's hear it for 'one step?' Cori Taratoot scours American history and musical genres to interpret all the noise about Brooklyn's irreverent noisemakers.

Tuesday, April 8 2003

Criminal (Critical) Accomplice: Writing About R. Kelly

What if Kelly had been Justin Timberlake or Eminem? Would the conversation fall back so easily into one where a white man mistreated and exploited (raped?) a young black girl because of his racist views of black women?

Wednesday, April 2 2003

South by Southwest 2003: A Field Journal: Final Weekend/ Music: Best of Show

A Field Journal: Final Weekend/ Music: Best of Show by Tobias Peterson and Terry Sawyer

South by Southwest 2003: A Field Journal: Final Weekend/ Music: Of Redemption and Round-Trip Tickets

The Decemberists Today’s report by Terry Sawyer Final Weekend/ Music: Of Redemption and Round-Trip Tickets Determined to have a good time, I started drinking

South by Southwest 2003: A Field Journal: Final Weekend/ Film: Bucking the System, One Documentary a

A Field Journal: Final Weekend/ Film: Bucking the System, One Documentary at a Time by Tobias Peterson and Terry Sawyer

Monday, March 31 2003

World Without Parents

Tell me the Tubby home doesn't resemble a bomb shelter.

Friday, March 28 2003

Not Everyone’s Opinion Counts

Halle Berry has said she will wear 'something that would reflect an homage to the troops.' Let's see, whatever will she choose?

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

The illogic of sports fanaticism extends to the rest of our lives, encouraging absurd debates in which each side must support the unsupportable.

Making the World Safe for Plutocracy

Even the most casual look at the profit motive behind the war against Iraq is appalling in its brutal logic.

“Real, Compared to What”: Anti-War Soul

The original version of 'Compared to What' is a powerful example of black pop that wasn't afraid, echoing Audre Lorde, to speak truth to power.

Killing the Primitive

As this first war of the 21st century accelerates, it's important to recall that the confrontation between primitive and civilized cultures is not new.

Monday, March 24 2003

Two Days in Washington

They sign Vs with their hands, cheer at the cars driving by, and gesture at their biggest banner, which reads, 'Neanderthal President.'

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