Thursday, June 27 2002
Gordon brings to his subject a fan's admiration for the music without abandoning a historian's dedication to detail. His language is rich and evocative, particularly when he conjures up the sound of one of Muddy's most famous works.
The book itself, eschewing the traditional memoir's approach to laying out the facts and hoping -- simply by the act of writing -- to come to terms with a life, makes no claim at understanding, or for that matter, judgment.
In Cal Cunningham, Colapinto has created a character so urbanely amoral and artlessly adept at deception of self and others that he could have stepped out of the pages of 'The Portrait of Dorian Gray'.
Because modern art is really about modern humanity's struggle to overcome the artistic prisons of the past and you need to know that.
Wednesday, June 19 2002
Amazon.com is hiring and they're looking for freaks.
These poems are populated by the dead, the silent, the voiceless and the absent ...
Some day critics will stop calling Lee the "black Woody Allen" or an "African-American filmmaker" (or even a "controversial" one) but simply acknowledge him as one of the most intelligent, articulate, and able filmmakers of our generation.
. . . a sound overview of how we have become affected -- or disaffected -- by the media.
the members of First Nation manage to maintain their sense of humor, bantering with wit and aplomb that go a long way toward reminding us that there are a few oases of ideas to be found in the vast wasteland of spam, scams, and bad sex that cyberspace has become.
Mr. White depicts the people as they are, without a hint of condescension or judgment of those who choose to live in the mountains by their own rules.
Their high caliber of musicianship allows them to improvise live, something many bands neither have the ability nor the willingness to do.
Sexual minorities have made progress but TV shows and beer ads only show that companies view them as a commercially viable group.
The life of Bill Hicks is the definition of a life fulfilled.
Wednesday, June 12 2002
Our present crop of undergraduate students seem convinced that nature is nothing more than that unpleasant experience between the air-conditioned dorm and the air-conditioned car.
The man who built a career and a legend on the gleeful gross-out, the subversion of suburbia, and the celebration of the unthinkably perverse turned out to be, above all, a classy guy.
During the voyage to adulthood, Chastity struggles to find success outside the shadow of her powerful parents.
As the Lumieres and Melies were developing the cinematic art, a woman by the name of Alice Guy Blaché arrived on the scene and established herself as the first woman filmmaker.
Wednesday, June 5 2002
There is a sense of profound loss in the comments made by the club patrons, of affection for one temporary space now discarded for another.
It's a beautifully produced advertisement for the product it is marketing -- the company that produced it.