Monday, December 23 2002
Stephanie Spinner's 'Quiver' is not just a good book for young readers, it's a stepping stone to Greek mythology.
The works of James Jones should be required reading in time of impending war.
Indian fiction, long confined to the coffee tables of Indian expatriates, has now entered mainstream publishing in an understated, but determined manner.
Thursday, December 19 2002
When you consider the various talent levels in the world of popular music, it might look something like this, in descending order: the legends, the
The city—in my case New York City—is not a passive setting. One doesn’t simply move through it on the way to work.
The late Melvin Lindsey was an intern at Howard University’s WHUR in 1976, when the station’s programming director gave him the go ahead to
I gather that many people felt Living Colour was groundbreaking simply by virtue of having African-Americans fronting a metal band. All I remember about them
Does fame and reputation in one field help or hinder a burgeoning career elsewhere? This is the nagging question behind the music with this recent
Aside from the obvious comparisons to Air, or any other European down-tempo impresario, they wear their affection for pure pop sound producing on their parkas.
L.L. is at his best when the chips are down. That’s always been the pattern. He grew up poor and scared and ambitious
There’s a long list of women in music who have appropriated “bitch” like it’s some claim to liberation and aggression that all women
You take a lot of things away from Bela Fleck’s music: awe at the skill on display, a sneaking suspicion that maybe the music
People keep wanting Sandy Bullock to be sweet and feisty like she was in Speed.
The 25th Hour opens with huge, hard-hitting shots of the March 2002 tribute to the Twin Towers, the towers of light.
It's useful to remember that, offscreen, both good and bad tend to be tricksy.
Daniel Day-Lewis wears a tall stovepipe hat in Martin Scorsese's long-awaited Gangs of New York.
And so the clichés begin.
This single-mindedness can feel limited; there's obviously more to Antwone's story than the scenes in which he appears.
Tuesday, December 17 2002
I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for the red, white, and green. Never mind that I’m a lifelong agnostic raised by Zen
The outstanding feature of Why Make Clocks’ debut full-length release, Fifteen Feet and Twenty Degrees is its honesty. With steady and low guitars, deliberately unhurried,