Monday, December 18 2000
The end of the year is the hardest time in a critic’s job because that means they have to agonize over each and every
Monday, November 6 2000
According to Coldplay, recently lofted bafflingly high in the UK charts, 'It was all yellow'. Quite what it was and how it came to be yellow are not specified, although several unsavoury suggestions come to mind by the time of the fourth hearing of this song (ingeniously entitled 'Yellow').
Thursday, September 28 2000
All the fanfare in the world won’t tell you what it’s like to visit a museum. Seattle’s Experience Music Project (EMP) had
Wednesday, September 27 2000
Now that the 2000 Festival is over, there are still a few posters up, but most signs of it have been swept away by the street-cleaning crews. Some of the stars have gone home or wherever they go.
Friday, September 8 2000
Chris McQuarrie doesn't look like someone from Hollywood. He doesn't wear black, his face is pleasant and his voice soft and deliberate, without the speed and breathlessness that afflict folks who spend too much time inside the business.
Saturday, September 2 2000
The last weekend of August has meant one thing and one thing only to Londoners for 36 years, the Notting Hill Carnival. This street party is
Friday, September 1 2000
A talking head confronts the reader in a panel of American Splendor: On the Job (Dark Horse Comics, 1997). He’s a middle-aged blue collar intellectual,
Thursday, August 31 2000
Fabián Bielinsky greets me with a warm and hearty handshake.
Wednesday, August 30 2000
Roberta Bayley interview
Friday, July 28 2000
In 1993, Scott McCloud, best known for his sci-fi comics series Zot!, published his landmark volume Understanding Comics, which made waves in the academic discussion about
Tuesday, July 4 2000
Listening to Jamie, the lead singer of Hepburn, mangling the phrase 'Have you ever been down? / Deep deep down?' recently, you might have been forgiven for thinking that London has finally lost its privileged place in the geography of British music.
Saturday, July 1 2000
Austin, Texas It’s a factoid I never seem to tire of: Austin was one of the major seats of the Sixties underground comix movement,
Wednesday, June 7 2000
What is so exciting about an unmade bed? And not just one unmade bed but thousands across the globe sitting in empty rooms alongside empty chairs and the tattered remains of last nights parties. These are some of the sights that have become addictive to the many people who regularly view 24-hour live Webcam sites on the Net.
Tuesday, May 30 2000
Jewel’s book for me shows true poetic meaning, the type that comes from right inside you, igniting your deeper fires, and bringing forward
Saturday, May 13 2000
I remember all those cute lesbians. Oh yeah, and this one drag queen, pointing to another drag queen next to me who was wearing six-inch, clear plastic heels, said to her girlfriend, "You knock her over. I'll take her shoes." That was sweet.
Sunday, April 9 2000
Part 2 of 2 The new issue of Wizard: Guide to Comics, the fanboy zine extraordinaire, has a cover showing a character by the name of
Saturday, April 1 2000
Part 1 of 2 Literature means never having to say you’re a genre. Being inside an insidious box molds literature into some pretty terrible moments. In
Saturday, March 18 2000
One of the best things about SXSW is the way it mixes things up musically and brings things together, socially. People from various music-related vocations
Friday, March 17 2000
Last night, in a cold rain, with thunderclaps and lightening no match for the the wattage of the 100-plus bands playing in this amped-up conference-driven