Thursday, October 10 2002
The sting of the word was undercut, however, by the humorous voices Rushdie used to emulate his characters, obliging the audience to consider the dialogue and the many ways that the word can act as a political fulcrum in American society.
Seems stuck in first gear, grinding through a series of very "safe" clichés.
While the book is laced with a youthful sense of wonder concerning life and death, the film is a troubled teenage love story.
Weaving together a vivid assemblage of stock footage, archival documents and talking-head spots, the movie winnows the book down to three of its more damning studies.
Speedy, colorful, and clever, The Transporter establishes Jason Statham as yet another next-generational, hybrid action hero.
What Swept Away calls love, I would call the usual terror and degradation that keeps battered women in dangerous relationships.
Attraction is not comprised of rules, only missed opportunities.
In its preoccupations with history, In Praise of Love suggests if one has no history, one has no basis for thinking about or defining oneself.
J-Lo rocks combat boots.
Brown Sugar can blur lines between mainstream and margin, mix up the spirits, just as hip-hop -- so-called real hip-hop but also, in its way, brashly commercial hip-hop -- has always done.
Wednesday, October 9 2002
DONNIE LISTENING PARTY 30 September 2002: NoHo New York City BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA 3 October 2002: Bowery Ballroom New York City by Kandia Crazy Horse Robert Randolph Blind
The house lights flashed three or four times in the lobby, so the crowd would go to their seats and get silent. A few moments
Buddy Guy Shemekia Copeland When the black and blue lights of the crystal chandeliers dimmed at San Francisco’s Fillmore Theater, the clean cut crowd
Austin City Limits Music Festival featuring Patty Griffin, G-Love and the Special Sauce, Emmylou Har
Emmylou HarrisPhoto credit: Jennifer Bendery G-Love and the Special SaucePhoto credit: Jennifer Bendery Patty GriffinPhoto credit: Jennifer Bendery You would think the city known as
Tuesday, October 8 2002
Of the many pleasures of pop music, this quintet out of Reading, England emphasizes, above all others, the soothing lull of repetition, repetition, repetition. It’
When an artist needs motivation to create something new, nothing does it quicker, more suddenly, than personal hardship. The very thing happened to Toronto singer/
With the latest advancements in digital and sound technology, it will become the norm for analog to be transferred into digital. Cassettes will be burned
Because I do two radio shows, usually when I am at home there is a CD in my stereo that I am either reviewing or
How to describe a violent burst of sound, four songs in five and a half minutes time, produced by two different bands? Well, that’s
Ray Brown, just about the most respected bassist in jazz, died earlier this year. Ever productive over six-decades of professional work, for the last few