Tuesday, January 8 2002
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
As played by new Emmy winner Michael Chiklis, Vic Mackey is casually racist and homicidal, by turns charismatic and appalling.
Sunday, January 6 2002
Originally released as a very limited edition (the band reports there were only 15 copies) in 1998, The Giraffe Album has been a long time coming in
Thursday, January 3 2002
Based on a 1953 Philip K. Dick story, the film rehearses the usual Dickish concerns, namely, a male protagonist's loss of identity, confidence, and context in a dystopic SF future.
Friday, December 28 2001
Shunning Career As An Australian D.A.R.E. Counselor, Dando Appears Poised For Return Ah, yes . . . the comeback. Americans love to root for the
Monday, December 24 2001
Never mind that Leopold is clueless when it comes to actual labor or the concept of class; as long as he's upper, he has no need to know anything more.
Ali embodies a kind of car-wreck charisma -- arrogant and self-conscious, beautiful and fierce, even on twenty-year-old tape, he can take your breath away. This ability to mesmerize makes Ali who he is, or more accurately, who everyone wants him to be. He's a cipher and a screen onto which viewers might project themselves.
Thursday, December 20 2001
Full-length computer-animated features have, thus far, fallen into the realm of children's fantasy.