Thursday, June 27 2002
The book, published in 1971 (originally entitled 'Addie Pray') caught the interest of Hollywood and renowned director, Peter Bogdanovich, who made Brown's story into an overwhelmingly successful film, starring Ryan O'Neal and his daughter, Tatum, and called it 'Paper Moon'. The rest, as they say, is history.
His misanthropy is always legitimised by a political motivation (in the case of this book, a kind of anarchic eco-awareness), so it never quite veers into the ranting to which it nevertheless approximates.
The Sex Pistols staged a reunion in 1996 that met with mixed reviews and are scheduled to reform this summer. Both comebacks have prompted the question 'How can you do a Sex Pistols show without Sid Vicious'"
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.