The tale of a very enjoyable Christmas party featuring the music of the Isley Brothers' new CD compilation.
This music could make stones weep...
It has been a lean year in the fabulous albums category, that’s for sure.
I think only a die-hard O'Jays fan could like this collection. Then again what do I know?
Tommyland: The Ride; the original soundtrack for the Tommyland theme park of life.
Who would dare mess with the ghost of Eric Dolphy? Otomo Yoshihide, for one, ain't scared.
I can't imagine anyone not instantly recognizing his grizzled face when they see it or his unique voice...
It wasn't the weed that endowed the now clean-living Lee "Scratch" Perry with his genius.
Despite “his crimes against humanity” and all the other horrendous things the man did, his execution does not make me satisfied in the least.
The United States and Israel have approved the transfer of weapons from Egypt into Gaza to resupply President Abbas and his Fatah Party.
As the Western world attempts to solve the problems of poverty and disease, they often overlook their most qualified partners.
Well, if we did not already have enough reasons to declare Iran to be a member of the "axis of evil" we now have two more:
Somalis have recently been under a harsh Islamic regime, but the alternatives are much worse.
While Time magazine makes bloggers the People of the Year, Pakistan government is blocking access to blogs.
Murderer and Martyr, Saddam did unite Iraq. Can the same be done without his bloody fist?
You make 'em, you break 'em!
Watching child development: It took her a couple of weeks to figure out that the top part of her body needed to move too.
I wouldn't be surprised if the number of entrepreneurs per thousand in India is the largest in the world.
After a year like this I need a new way forward. We all do.
Chris Muir's excellent Day By Day cartoon, for December 30, 2006
... and a special highlight: the worst book of the year.
An award-winning book looks at the people and communities that struggled to survive the Dust Bowl years.
Strong convictions, deception, kidnaping and courage make up this tale of Christians in modern China.
Nick Hornby avoids the Stephen King Syndrome.
Illustration rather than invention.
A marvelous fictionalized biography of Huo Yuanjia, a Chinese martial arts master who rose to notoriety at the beginning of the 20th century.
Those with a taste for the finer things in life definitely won't think much of this silly Gary Daniels actioner.
A remake of a small cult classic succeeds for what it is.
Fifty ratings and mini-summaries for the movies of 2006.
Just the kind of numbskull movie that critics call "smart."
Robbing innocent people at gunpoint is funny! Or not.