Wednesday, March 19 2003
Elizabeth Young is ultimately a book lover's reviewer rather than a conventional industry hack.
Frogs are supposed to be a 'sentinel species' . . . If frogs are doing badly, we have reason to be anxious.
Both in throwing his bricks and presenting his bouquets, [the author] seems curiously off the mark.
The book is nothing more than one fan's viewpoint on the tortured existence of Staley.
Disasters rarely happen by accident. Instead, they occur when one link in a long chain of events fails.
What we have here is yet another memoir -- excuse me, lament -- on disordered eating suitable for a made-for-TV movie.
Offers an important meditation on the enduring meanings of age, maturity and experience in a world increasingly devoted to the brevity of youth.
Tuesday, March 18 2003
On its surface a classic fairytale, it can also be read as commentary on Hollywood's role in wartime America.
There's a cautionary tale in the notion that life sometimes imitates art enough to destroy both, and this piece might have striven harder to assess which is the greater American tragedy.
Meditates on the space these celebrity athletes occupied for their respective societies, serving as reluctant folk heroes and symbols for their nations.
Ja is partnered with Steven Seagal, the fading action/martial arts star who not only refuses to go away.
Sedgwick was one of the Tragic Muses, those women who did not so much make things happen as stand still and allow things to happen to them.
'Auto Focus' is, as its title suggests, about self-interest and -obsession.
Thursday, March 13 2003