Thursday, February 20 2003
Suleiman proves himself an essential voice in world cinema because his formalism is inextricable from the political moment it documents.
It's unlikely that this gloominess accounts for Daredevil's big success. There are any number of plausible explanations -- the 'Sexiest Man Alive' and his J. Lo glow, the promotional blitz, the Marvel machine. No matter. Bring the pain.
This is a scary city, where scary figures hang out on scary corners and slouch with scary insouciance. No wonder the cops are tense.
Wednesday, February 19 2003
A work of mourning -- mourning for a humanity, an earth which has lost control through globalisation, through the irresponsibility of power-crazy politicians and businessmen.
It is sparkling, sophisticated and heady -- and more than a little addictive.
An intense extrapolation of the crises that have sullied Zimbabwe over the last three decades.
Deserves a spot on every bookshelf (Stones fan, or no Stones fan). And to the gentlemen of the Rolling Stones we have this to say: Thanks, and for our sake, please keep rockin'.
Has little to do with mountain climbing and a lot to do with the general situation of humankind.
Tuesday, February 18 2003
The kind of techno music called trance, in the hands of Paul Oakenfold and other similar artists, is incredibly unpopular right now with a lot
Anni Poppen, Aimee Rickman, and Sally Mundy of the Violents know you don’t need to trash a mall or wear a snarl to be
Rarely has the controversial (to reviewers and critics, at least) and variously-attributed adage—“writing about music is like dancing about architecture”—seemed more appropriate than
“The angels haggard and wanUnveiling and uprising affirmThat the play is the tragedy ‘Man’And its hero the Conqueror Worm.” > As I write this review,
Northern poet Simon Armitage’s “Say Say Say” is addressed “to those in the dark, at the back”. Tom McRae evidently views himself as one
There’s a buzz fuzzing throughout El Guapo’s debut release on Dischord Records. Equal parts klezmer jazz, experimental dance-rock, fractured synth-pop, and cocktail noir,
In the days following the tragic and untimely passing of the Who’s John Entwistle, classic rock radio stations aired numerous tributes to the legendary
They’re cool, they’re photogenic, they get a ton of video air time, and their single “Take It Off” is immensely catchy. They are
Whatever happened to the archetype of the “cool” jazz musician? Y’know, the black-tie-and-sunglasses-clad hepcat who could charm your date away from you in the
Don Mogill has a rare natural ability to craft finely melodic guitar-driven pop songs with sweet harmonies that are easy on the ears. These songs
In music writing we give a lot of credence to the idea that a geographic area can be identified with a particular musical style. The
When one thinks of pop music infused with jazz, dub, funk, and South American rhythms, a shed on a tiny island on the south coast