Monday, May 10 2004
Quick—name four major rap groups that have been consistently releasing albums since 1991 and are still together in 2004. Was Cypress Hill one of your…
Bad Religion may be one of the most cerebral of punk rock bands, but they’re still a punk rock band… so playing a loud, fast…
Monday, May 3 2004
The real stars of Off the Menu are not the stars. They are the 'United Nations' of Chasen's staff, most of whom worked there for over 30 years.
The viewer is left feeling that the Manhattan Project would have been a fantastic topic for a miniseries, but is an awful one for a 120-minute studio flick.
The movie, which focuses on a group of U.S. women arrived in an unidentified Latin American country to adopt children, is as much about cultural imperialism and racism as it is about women and babies.
If you really care, you have a favorite. A die-hard fan of the Boston Red Sox is so consumed with his passion that there is…
Outside of the Boston area, Ray Paul’s greatest musical accomplishment was the founding of Permanent Press Records. Toward the end of the ‘90s, the label…
The Cramps are undeniably one of the most important bands to come out the US during the 1970s. They all but single-handedly invented the so-called…
Existing for less than a decade during the 1940s, soundies were a precursor to MTV and a rival to jukeboxes. These three-minute, black and white…
Monday, April 26 2004
For a group of scientists, they are almost shockingly inattentive to details and to historical facts.
Siddiq Barmak says, 'People of the world, of Afghanistan and other people of the world, they need to drink pure water.'"
When the men's opposition is revealed in its tenderest moments, you recall that Weir's work can be supple and strange.
Doggy Poo is the tale of a newborn mound of mutt mush that questions its place in the cosmic pecking order.
The 'domesticated' zombie Bud has learned to appreciate the most important elements of modern culture: classical music, Stephen King novels, and handguns.
Edward's persistent self-inflation frustrates Will, just as its contradictions appeal to Burton.
Monday, April 19 2004
Barney Miller offered a unique blend of comedy and social commentary by making the detectives just as quirky as the colorful criminals coming through the squad room.
The Pornographers works on the margins of social norms and 'abhorrence,' officially accepted commerce and illicit trade.
A League of Their Own is an engagingly old fashioned and family-friendly comedy.
The documentary Journey to Nyae Nyae considers the films' consumption in the West, as they made N!xau a star and raised anthropological interest in the Bushmen.
In a recent Simpsons episode, there is a shot panning across a junkyard. There are signs at the top of each pile, each one a…