Thursday, March 23 2006
With the beautifully designed Arte Povera, Phaidon once again makes art from documentation of art.
Wednesday, March 22 2006
If Wired for Chaos is not flawed in execution, then maybe it is flawed in vision.
Tuesday, March 21 2006
'The logical outcome of reality TV is snuff movies,' warns LeGault, quoting the opinion of another analyst without any facts to merit this assumption.
Monday, March 20 2006
The Gang That Wouldn’t Write Straight: Wolfe, Thompson, Didion, and the New Journalism by Marc Weing
Suddenly, the New Journalists became practitioners of what became known as the 'art of fact'.
Friday, March 17 2006
The danger with satire is that real life might be more inherently ridiculous than the satirist's creations.
Thursday, March 16 2006
White Money/Black Power: The Surprising History of African American Studies and the Crisis of Race i
White Money/Black Power might not make the best Kwanzaa stocking stuffer. But for those interested in understanding the ways philanthropy and politics are inextricably tied to intellectual production and academic projects, this is your book.
Wednesday, March 15 2006
The adoption of a hard-boiled persona by a character reflects his response to the particular capitalism of the US in the interwar period, frequently against the normative movement and in desire of a pre-industrial, agrarian society.
Tuesday, March 14 2006
Surely Smith knows that a radical reinterpretation of Dreiser or Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon is not going to take the sting out of being called nigger or scab.
Monday, March 13 2006
Certain things never change: s'mores are still delicious, rainbows are still happy, calculus is still confusing, and Saul Williams is still angry at mainstream hip-hop culture.
Thursday, March 9 2006
'I have never seen [Tara Reid] in any movie or television program, but from what I gather, she is an actress.'"
Wednesday, March 8 2006
The DVD part is obvious. But why is Wholphin also billing itself as a magazine?"
Tuesday, March 7 2006
The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit: An A to Z Lexicon of Empty, Enraging, and Just Plain Stupid Of
We are getting a glimpse of someone else's office hell, and that makes it engaging in that car crash kind of way.
Monday, March 6 2006
With a joke to page ratio this high, a lot of smiling will be done while reading, and maybe even some bona fide out loud laughing.
Thursday, March 2 2006
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winch
Through no weakness on the author or publisher, it arrived not long after Hurricane Katrina wiped out New Orleans, another American city at the opposite end of the country and century.
Wednesday, March 1 2006
Cook writes that 'even at the height of radical Reconstruction, [Barnum] continued to promote brutally dehumanizing images of people of color on stage.'"
Tuesday, February 28 2006
If you've seen Catherine Hardwicke's Thirteen, you have read Pretty Little Dirty.
Monday, February 27 2006
In Brockmeier's prose, the characters are not forged by the infrequent trial or tribulation they experienced in life, rather they are defined by the accumulation of the small details they never bothered to notice.
Thursday, February 23 2006
Did you know that Dan Brown released two pop records and married his publicist?"
Wednesday, February 22 2006
I get the sense Lee is saying, 'Don't hate the player, hate the game.' In other words, ye among us who would not accept multimillion-dollar book deals, recording contracts and public acclaim cast the first stone.
Tuesday, February 21 2006
Tellingly, you get a better sense of the synthesizer's personality than the band's. Were the Floyd just following 'the English way', or were they dull, arrogant bastards? You decide.