Thursday, February 13 2003
The attempt to convey intimacy through recorded music is a fraught, paradoxical affair. The moment of intimacy, the time in which the musician and the
Nowadays, major labels regularly and repeatedly reissue the same music, hoping to ring up additional sales of the same recordings. Often, they accomplish this by
In the spirit of lazy music journalism, two things need to be mentioned immediately. The first has to do with the artist behind this release:
That the U.S. imagines itself in the position to take unilateral decisions that affect the rest of the world is as much a function of the nation's founding myths (all that 'city on a hill' business, represented in Pyle's notion that he can save Phuong) as it is its economic might (Pyle's knowledge that he can support Phuong).
Driven by instant gratification and a bottom line ethos, the networks have all but abandoned the cause of great TV comedy.
Takes its political and ethical subjects seriously.
Even in the midst of chaos and catastrophe, Gilliam's drive to create fantastic worlds can be as damning, and as appealing, as Quixote's.
Radioactive poison is a legacy of laissez-faire capitalism's most guilty indulgence.
Offers a cagey take on cultural influences and intersections.
The good news is that Johnson's Daredevil follows Marvel's disability politics.
In the she's-such-a-bitch scenes, Gabrielle Union reveals a completely wonderful comic timing.
Wednesday, February 12 2003
In the world of female rap, where appearance and crew affiliation are as vital to success as actual talent, it is rare to find strong
After the split of John Squire’s post-Stone-Roses band, The Seahorses, he has been buried away in his country house in the North of England
Sleater-KinneyPhoto Credit: Cori Taratoot QuasiPhoto Credit: Cori Taratoot In the top left-hand corner of the United States, Sleater-Kinney is roots music. And tonight in Portland
After a salsa DJ set, three piece Parts and Labor began with a soft intro which quite expectedly launched into a noisy barrage of a
My City is lost, burnt to ash and I, now, a wandering, faceless ghost within the cold confines of its canyons. After the 1990s, the
Underground USA: Filmmaking beyond the Hollywood Canon, Edited by Xavier Mendik and Steven Jay Schne
Hollywood moulded some of the most promising filmmakers into mainstream clones.
'Regular people' can read and appreciate Bukowski. I doubt scholars will find a distinct identity in each successive volume of his posthumous work, but that doesn't seem terribly unusual to me.
Records the tale of a people who are at the intersection of the two groups most terrorized and abused during American's colonial and post-colonial history.
The story is interesting in the cultural context the author provides but, ultimately, it fails to satisfy on a deeper level.