Friday, April 18 2003
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.
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
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
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
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
Tell me the Tubby home doesn't resemble a bomb shelter.
Friday, March 28 2003
Shock and awe.
Halle Berry has said she will wear 'something that would reflect an homage to the troops.' Let's see, whatever will she choose?
The illogic of sports fanaticism extends to the rest of our lives, encouraging absurd debates in which each side must support the unsupportable.
Even the most casual look at the profit motive behind the war against Iraq is appalling in its brutal logic.
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.
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
They sign Vs with their hands, cheer at the cars driving by, and gesture at their biggest banner, which reads, 'Neanderthal President.'
Towards the end of the march, some onlookers chanted, 'The whole world is watching!'
To Tony Blair, the campaign against Iraq is the right war. It's his moral mission.
Bush's reliance on freedom as a last-ditch rhetorical smoke screen for dangerous imperial ideology began in the wake of 9/11.
The flag is also the symbol of a nation bitterly divided over a foreign war.
When war happens live on TV, it's not only the self-declared enemy who gets mad for the camera.