Thursday, November 7 2002
Biggie and Tupac is best when it's not making assertions (most of which are not new and most of which are going to be tedious to anyone who's read anything about the cases in the past).
Wednesday, November 6 2002
It began, as decidedly few things in this world do, with a cassette single of Rick Astley’s 1987 hit, “Never Gonna Give You Up”. In ‘87,
“It’s too late to turn back, here we go” —The Replacements, “Talent Show” It was April of 1991. My ex-fiancé and I were wandering around
Three years ago at the inaugural Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, fans who gathered around the second stage each night got
Sexy Bastards Tindersticks came over from England to play three back-to-back shows here in NYC, their first and only U.S. appearances this year. These
Whenever the conversation shifts to a discussion of Low—which doesn’t happen that often, but anyway—my big-brotherly instincts always kick in. Most criticisms
Ledward Kaapana Owana Salazar It’s not everyday you get the chance to see a princess perform. That’s partly because of the lack of
Foo Fighters Red Hot Chili Peppers There are few concerts where the “show” around you is almost as interesting and entertaining as the show onstage.
I didn’t catch much television this summer, but I caught about ten minutes on two separate occasions of Fox’s Gong Show-esque 30 Seconds to
Ryan Adams Tegan and Sara Ryan Adams has been loud and grumpy in recent days, so on this last night of his solo acoustic tour
A well-written and researched account of the actual going-ons.
Based on themes ranging from the relevant to the ridiculous.
Evidence of America's persistent Anglophilia abounds.
Cartoonish, exaggerated slices of life.
Are electronic magazines the salvation of the literary arts.
Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and
I would say that physicists have known power.
The great strength of this book is its taut, crystal-clear style.
Tuesday, November 5 2002
The harmonica is to blues what the guitar is to rock and roll, namely the essential instrument of the genre. Old photographs of Sonny Boy
Raï, a music that simmered up and boiled over in Algeria despite two different governments’ attempts to force the lid back down on the roiling
Musical grazing is never so dangerous as when one treads the pastures of the sacred cows. You’ll never encounter more resistance and grumbling than