Monday, January 14 2002
The cover of The Great Divide shows Willie Nelson holding his guitar. The guitar is impossibly time-worn. Scars and carved signatures cover its surface, and
Michael Jackson is a musical genius. After selling more than 100 million units during a 30-year career, single-handedly changing the game for aspiring “Pop Stars” with
Marvin Gaye has long been acknowledged as the “Crown Prince” of the Motown Corporation. Beginning as a session drummer for the label (after a brief “
The familiar yellow and brown design of the Tamla/Motown label-the names Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell adorning 45s such as “Ain’t No Mountain
Friday, January 11 2002
The club was packed, and the crowd by the bar only shushed when Brett and Rennie, like a young, perverse Johnny and June, took the
Thursday, January 10 2002
'What Time Is It There?' presents what may be Tsai's most pronounced rendering of the impossibility of sexual intimacy and connection.
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