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Wednesday, May 31 2006

Talking Heads’ Remain in Light A-side

Lotus - Jesse Miller of the band Lotus explains how just three songs from the past, namely the A-side to the seminal Talking Heads album Remain in Light, could survive years of genre-shifting tastes and still reveal answers to current questions about the marriage of rock and dance music.


Thursday, May 18 2006

Bros Before Hos

Is Duke's lacrosse team an anomaly? The sordid fraternity house parties on the Internet porn site College Fuck Fest may be fake, but the masculine triumphalism on display seems all too real.


Monday, May 8 2006

The Necks’ Sex

In an hour-long marathon session, Adams revels in the intricacies and slowly building intensities of Sex.


Monday, March 20 2006

Music Day 4: Country Legends and Fisticuffs

Sovvie comes ashore and the whole damn thing finally ends.


Film Days 6 and 7: Dreams for Insomniacs

We bid a fond farewell to the cultured madness of SXSW Film 2006, as the barbarian hordes of the music festival descend to have their way with Austin.


Music Day 4: Goodbye, Inescapable Crowdedness

Musings on men in stockings, acoustic tribulations, and ecclesiastic showcases punctuate the last day of the festival.


Sunday, March 19 2006

Music Day 3: Hangovers and Hip-Hop, They Don’t Stop

West Coast rappers bring the noise and Japan brings out the devil-horned rawk.


Music Day 3: It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Further adventures in Austin's bustling nightlife yields run-ins with Dap Kings, Zutons, and singing dogs.


Saturday, March 18 2006

Music Day 2: Apologies and Local Diversions

When the overwhelming hype of the festival begins turning up underwhelming leads, it's important to get a little perspective from some of the city's fringe events.


Music Day 2: Everything’s Bigger in Texas

The second day of music madness is marked by mushrooming crowds, humidity, and an eclectic array of performers big and small.


Friday, March 17 2006

Music Day 1: Dream Pop and Dance Disasters

Annie put in an enervating performance while relative old-timers, Irving, briefly bring the rock.


Music Day 1: Hallelujah and All That Bullshit

Amos Lee sets new records in underwhelming while the Flaming Lips bring a cell phone surprise.


Thursday, March 16 2006

Film Day 4: Druggie Teens and The Female Orgasm, Part Two

A film that smells badly like teen spirit followed by another investigation of the wondrous mysteries of the vagina.


Film Days 4 and 5: Camps, Pixies, and Four Letter Words

Attending these events makes me feel a lot like one of those nature documentarians, tracking some bizarre annual urban migration.


Wednesday, March 15 2006

Film Day 2: Paying with Plastic and Playing an Invisible Guitar

It's time to cut up your Visa and play 'Barracuda' on a guitar built by the engineers of Wonder Woman's jet.


Film Day 3: Other Bodies, Other Selves

This year's festival is a scene Fellini would have been proud to shoot. And I haven't even gotten into the theater.


Tuesday, March 14 2006

Film Day 1: Mississippi Goddamn and the Dangerous Female O

A flawed film about Bible Belt gays and lesbians will melt your heart, while a film about the people who brought us PG-13 will blow your mind.


Film Days 1 and 2: Aged Wonders and Troubled Rebirths

The festival, you see, is both an indivisible whole and a Trinity, comprised of the line, the film, and the schmooze.


Wednesday, March 1 2006

FOUND Magazine

Gazing at the collected fragments of other people's litter, Schabe finds a little bit of himself and a lot of humanity in the magnifying glass world of the lost and FOUND.


Wednesday, February 22 2006

Bob Greene’s Be True to Your School

After exploring Bob Greene's diary of 1964 for the past 15 years, Besenyodi is able to move past Greene's very public fall from grace and maintain an appreciation for the book and its influence on his own origins and high school memories.


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