Wednesday, July 17 2002
Pelecanos is a lifelong resident of the nation's capital who has observed gentrification erode whatever character or sense of continuity the environment once possessed.
Satire's audiences have always tended to come from the very section of society that is being satirized.
If you had your doubts about Dole before, this will only confirm the worst of them.
College students are often credited with the more bizarre fads which seem to have all been popularized briefly, then forgotten as soon as another trend hit the scene.
Tuesday, July 16 2002
Rock writers are cagey creatures. By profession, they sift through a more-than-average amount of music, encounter their fair share of crap, try to find something
As the Pistols geared up for the release of 'God Save the Queen', scores of youths, scattered around Europe and elsewhere, sensed the imminent revolution: They dismissed David Bowie and Gary Glitter as bourgeois, listened to 'Anarchy in the UK', and as the last act of defiance, wore safety pins on their school uniforms.
Growing up in Missouri, Jeb Loy Nichols loved listening to Hank Williams and Merle Haggard, but along the way Al Green and Jimmy Cliff weren’
Pop Culture has a rule of 20s: take a pop phenomenon (music, book, movie, you name it) and in 20 years it stands a great chance
“With wasted ways and summer days / And frightwigs have eclipsed the moon / On stout and lime and evening time / And ‘I’ve been in this
If emotional honesty is your true measure of how good a CD is, then I urge you to check out the outstanding and resilient strains
This represents a new venture from fledgling label Hillsboro, a move from traditional to smooth jazz. It will probably pay off. Douthit is a respected
Recorded in Chicago while the band was the opening act for Edith Frost, A Warm and Yeasty Corner is a lovely piece of work. Although
Monday, July 15 2002
It’s never easy to criticize a benefit concert or album, especially when there is a truly compassionate cause. If I were to strike down
It’s not been an easy road for Seattle band Fairgrove. After they dropped an extremely promising debut EP in early 2000, In Defense of the
Having listened to Fiver’s newest release Here It Comes a number of times now, I can only say that I must be missing out
The Chicago Underground is a shape-shifting collective whose members play in various size ensembles. At the core of the group is the Duo, comprised of
Gather ‘round, young’uns, and heark to the tale I tell. It’s not a tall tale, nor yet a long one—it’s a
The Contrast offers up a lot with this ambitious first major release Mystery #1, only now getting North American distribution, two years after its original UK
Yes, them. The ones who did “Take on Me.” If you really stretch your memory, you might recall that they’re also the ones who
Friday, July 12 2002
Fortunately, the film doesn't take itself or the three leaders of the independence movement too seriously.