Wednesday, March 12 2003
Much has been made about Cat Power’s Chan Marshall as a live performer in the same way that much was made about Michael Jordan
What About The Kids? Raising Your Children Before, During, and After Divorce by Judith S. Wallerstei
Dr. Spock and others publish child care books. Well, this is a divorce care book.
Terrorists are using our own systems against us, and inherent in our systems is paranoia.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover [the book] is really about that nearly missing ingredient in today's world -- responsibility -- and its re-release is timely and significant.
There is a certain mystery around femininity that involves china teacups, cigarettes, old-fashioned perfume and a glamorous Sunset Boulevard sort of decay.
[This book] is essential for anyone interested in Hollywood -- particularly its heretofore unwritten past -- and for gays and lesbians looking to recover some of their history.
Sunday, March 9 2003
As an unathletic, bespectacled, bookish type, it was practically fated that I’d become a rabid Elvis Costello fan. Slights against my hero were taken
It was only meant as a joke in the first place. The Pet Shop Boys gave their first few releases cute titles, so people would
The Clash. Nine Inch Nails. Gravity Kills. Sister Machine Gun. Bile. Moby. Revolting Cocks. Red Hot Chili Peppers. Meg Lee Chin. Hate Dept. Public Image
It seems cheap to quote press releases, but sometimes they possess infinite wisdom. In the one accompanying New Wet Kojak’s latest, This Is the
Lots of attention has been given to Kristin Hersh the person-leader of Throwing Muses, young mother, hallucinating bipolar teenage songwriter, alt-rock role model—but not
Oh, I had a pan ready for this one. I asked for it because I kind of liked DJ You DJ Me’s track on
Yeah, another one of those bands. Do we really need more of this stuff, this revival of raunchy guitar riffs, fuzzed-out solos, and blatant worship
When Tchaikovsky decided to end the “1812 Overture” with a crescendo of cannons, who knew it would influence followers until today? After all, as good as
For a band that works hard and gets better over time, the hope is that each new release might be the one to propel them
Saturday, March 8 2003
To its credit, Tears of the Sun's action here is somber rather than thrilling; you can root for the SEALs, but the toll on them is visible.
For Esther (Glenn Close), Paul's coma makes him safe to love: he'll never leave her, never get in trouble worse than what he's in now.
It's like an episode of Bewitched, only longer, and with a feisty black woman instead of a white witch.
Wednesday, March 5 2003
Hersh fans will have plenty of new material to salivate over. Only time will tell whether Throwing Muses is indeed the final swan song.
One of the hallmarks of the Ramones’ long and storied career was their unquestioned consistency. The leather jackets and jeans, the mop-top ‘dos, and of