Thursday, January 2 2003
Confronted by one horror after another, Szpilman (Adrien Brody) is a startlingly original film protagonist.
Thursday, December 26 2002
Every Motown fan who hears this collection is nearly guaranteed shared reactions. The first one, common astonishment, with the realization that Motown had that much
While SR-71’s 2000 debut was pedestrian punk-pop at best, the band hinted that they had a greater pop pedigree than their peers. Their admitted love
With ( ), Sígur Ros has set a trap for everyone who writes about contemporary music: discuss an album with no interpretive reference points. The title
Na Leo Pilimehana first formed in 1982 when Nalani Choy, Lehua Kalima Heine, and Angela Morales met and began singing together as juniors at the Kamehameha
Sometimes I wonder what would have happened if Sista, the group Missy Elliott was in as a teenager, had made it past their one song, “
Quality is filled with songs that are ripe for the radio, at least in an ideal world where radio paid any attention to songs.
EXTRA chomskynoam-newwar.jpg Note: Out of curiosity, I wrote Chomsky an email asking if any events of the past 13 months have surprised him or changed
To be perfectly honest, I’ve never really understood the point of remix LPs. Presumably, when a band records a song in the first place,
Scarlet’s Walk cements Amos’s reputation, but it also seems like a homecoming from the more contrived work of her recent past. Complex, weighty, often brilliant, Scarlet’s Walk is the album that many a fan has been waiting for.
Molly, Gracie, and Daisy's journey is mythic as much as it is historical.
Watching Chicago is rather like watching a shot-for-TV music video by a neophyte director projected without thought or re-cutting straight to a movie screen.
Steven Spielberg's zippy new film is about the kind of 'truth' that might only be apprehended in its telling.
Monday, December 23 2002
Before I say a word about my choice for “Favorite Album of All Time”, I feel I should add that my selection comes with an
It’s 1963, England is slowly wrenching itself from the slumber of the ‘never-had-it-so-good’ post-war era, and youth is finding its feet not as little replicas
In the end, I was a damaged lemon in need of healing, and Blonde Redhead’s album offered me an empathetic treatment for my sadness. What a release.
The truth, as Ennis sees it, is that these superheroes, and the escapist mentality they represent, are obsolete.
That's what this latest arc is all about: the ever-changing landscape of teenage relationships and instant celebrity status.
Takes a rather simple, and not entirely new, post-apocalyptic idea, and brings it into fresh territory.
I have mixed feelings about Dave Eggers. I stay up at night thinking about it.