pop culture

Trading Places

The Dixie Chicks have decided that they aren't a country music group any more. What are they thinking?

12:00 AM, Sep 24, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Reloaded, Rested, and Ready

"The Matrix: Reloaded" piles on the detail, dabbles with higher math, and makes a star out of Cornel West.

12:00 AM, May 15, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Stardumb: Chris Martin of Coldplay

A Grammy special, Cusack revisited, MTV goes anti-war, and the Boss.

11:00 PM, Feb 25, 2003 • By DAVID SKINNER

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Of "Gods and Generals"

Ronald Maxwell's new Civil War movie gives conservatives everything they've ever wanted from Hollywood. Is it enough?

11:00 PM, Feb 20, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Revenge of the Comic-Book Nerds

"Daredevil" delivers the first purely comics-driven movie. Is America ready to join hands with the Comic Book Guy? Plus, more Oscar malaise.

11:00 PM, Feb 13, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Good Cop, Bad Cop, Buddy-Cop

"Shanghai Knights" is the new buddy-cop movie archetype. Which may signal something good about America and globalization.

11:00 PM, Feb 6, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Stardumb: Tori Amos

What the strange little girl of American agit pop has to say about her mother country. Mo' Moby. And introducing . . . The Barbrometer!

11:00 PM, Jan 30, 2003 • By DAVID SKINNER

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Pathos or Bathos?

On whether "The Hours" succeeds or fails in its ambition to profundity.

11:00 PM, Jan 23, 2003 • By CLAUDIA WINKLER

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The Warren Report

J. Bottum has fun with Spencer Warren and our friends at the Claremont Institute.

11:00 PM, Jan 20, 2003 • By J. BOTTUM

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Player Hater

In "25th Hour" Spike Lee, one of our most gifted directors, gets in the way of his movie, again.

11:00 PM, Jan 16, 2003 • By DAVID SKINNER

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Top 10 Letters

The religion gap, "The Two Towers," Gary Carter, and more.

11:00 PM, Jan 12, 2003 • By

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A Pre-Pre-Oscar Malaise

An explanation of why "The Two Towers" won't win Best Picture, even though it should.

11:00 PM, Jan 9, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Top 10 Letters

College football, the NFL, gay superheroes, Star Wars, Trent Lott, and more.

11:00 PM, Jan 5, 2003 • By

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From Jimmy to Jimi

An unearthed letter from the great guitarist gives some insight into the Woodstock generation.

11:00 PM, Jan 2, 2003 • By DAVID BROOKS

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The war room redux, Sean Penn, and more.

Dec 30, 2002, Vol. 8, No. 16 • By

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