Thursday, January 10 2002
More than anything else, 'Orange County' is mundane.
The obvious reason for the glut of overly celebratory WWII films of the past few years is nostalgia for a time in American life when things like international politics and warfare were clear-cut.
... challenges the national ideologies, nostalgia and idealization that have become so commonplace in popular cultural imaginings of the 'great war'.
Wednesday, January 9 2002
The attorneys on ABC's 'The Practice' can't catch a break.
Tuesday, January 8 2002
Her collection covers love in all its forms.
A brilliant and insightful account of an important nation that is in the midst of a serious identity crisis.
No company has done more to perpetuate the Biker myth.
Masculinity is more than hair on your back and ball scratching.
A meditation on creation, destruction, ordinariness, sanity-insanity and the fine line between the two.
The Feud that Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World by Paul R
He proposes a reasonable and engaging thesis -- that in Florence in 1403, two men, Filippo Brunelleschi and Lorenzo Ghiberti, fired the first shots of an artistic revolution that marked 'the beginning of a modern consciousness.'"
The one unarguable hallmark of a Southerner, however, is his or her inborn, innate ability to tell a story. 'Lonzie's Fried Chicken', a small and succulent literary journal out of Lynn, North Carolina, is busy providing space for the storytellers of the New South to spin their tales and work their special magic.
A pleasantly un-self-conscious blend of subjects and settings.
These texts together form an intricate picture of a state of American literature and give the reader access to new works by promising authors.
Monday, January 7 2002
A full 30 years after its introduction, Brazilian bossa nova is more hip than ever, and the whole “lounge” resurgence has only strengthened its suave, romantic
Before the Q magazine awards, a rally of sold out headlining tours, and industry buzz that promised the next Coldplay or Travis, Starsailor was simply
If you want to fully enjoy what will undoubtedly prove to be one of the most accomplished soul albums of 2002 then you will have to
Shannon McNally’s bluesy voice brings a level of earthiness to Jukebox Sparrows that separates it from the general crop of albums by female singer/
Trying to pinpoint what makes Lo’Jo’s music both so distinctive and attractive is like defining the world-of-its own atmosphere of gypsy performance by
To press play in a small apartment in Brooklyn in 2002 and be privy to a well-preserved 1965 concert is like activating voodoo in your house. Unseen
Mose Allison has been playing music professionally for 50 years, and not just occasionally. His first gig was six nights a week at a club in