Challenged to name a movie that fell disappointingly short of its original book, my answer is "Starship Troopers".
Flannery O’Connor’s short story The Life You Save May Be Your Own is included in The Complete Stories. It's haunting, possibly because O'Connor freely borrows key images from a number of her other stories: For example, the image of the car as a vehicle of freedom and justification is used in Wise Blood (with its main character Hazel Motes noting that a man with a good car doesn't need salvation); and the notion of Catholicism as a dismissable
Respected moral philosopher on The Daily Show to talk about bullshit.
If I were to give 50 Cent my $15, I'd be expecting a crack rock in return. It'd have more lasting value than his "music."
Wilco is a band that has undergone a complete transformation of its musical mission since it was formed. Radiohead is the only other band that comes readily to mind as having had as extreme a transmogrification; while there are some parallels between the bands, Wilco's reinvention was perhaps even more dramatic, with more on the line.
The New York Times examines the long, strange saga of Axl Rose's solo album, the most expensive record you've never heard.
While some were sitting at home watching American Idol last Wednesday night, many of Minneapolis’ less disenchanted crowd were off at the Hot Hot Heat concert at the Quest.
Chart-toppers, new and used
blogger in the White House, new academic social network, Jagged little pill turns 10, Reuters adds new page, new music
REM’s first post-Bill Berry release sounds more vital now than it did in 1998.
It's been called the "missing link" of the "Ditch Trilogy". Neil Young's 1973 Time Fades Away is one of the most remarkable live albums ever recorded.
The problems of legendary NYC music club CBGB are more complicated than just increased rent.
Will Smith fends off murderous special effects.
If politics is a blood sport, this is the Special Olympics. Scenes from American Protests.
[This review contains many substantial spoilers.] An enthralling film about the awakening of desire. Beautiful, exotic and erotic.
One amazing phenomenon a Western visitor to Japan may not notice, mainly because the most amazing thing about it is that it doesn't happen, which right off the bat makes it hard to spot,
I'll review the Universal Studios Hollywood version of Revenge of the Mummy here and the Florida version in Part 2
One step through the office door and we realized that this was definitely not Home Depot.
What is love? What does it mean that I love someone or something? I love what brings me pleasure.
The Not-Quite-Sunday Funnies for March 6,05
Implement a strategy. Don’t let your photos become that precious lost artifact.
Double-digit housing appreciation will likely slow in Tampa Bay, but it won't stop for quite some time.
Chris Muir's Day By Day cartoon, for March 07, 2005
The Boston Globe and LA Times provide an uncritical media outlet for the brutal totalitarian regime of Kim Jong Il.
A study-abroad program to Spain was canceled due to the country's troop withdrawal from Iraq.