pop culture

Slocumb v. Caulfield

"Igby Goes Down" plumbs the depths of prep-school malaise, but not as well as its precursors.

12:00 AM, Oct 11, 2002 • By BETH HENARY

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The Curse of the "Red Dragon"

The remake of Michael Mann's 1986 "Manhunter" serves up--if you can believe it--too much Hannibal Lecter.

12:00 AM, Oct 4, 2002 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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"Surviving West Point"

A new series on the National Geographic Channel follows the class of 2005 during their first year at the nation's premiere military academy.

12:00 AM, Oct 4, 2002 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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"John Walker's Blues" and America with a K

Steve Earle's new album about our corrupt, imperialist nation is worse than anticipated.

12:00 AM, Sep 27, 2002 • By DAVID SKINNER

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The Kindest Cut

From the September 22, 2002 Washington Times: A new book on film editing finally gives the great Walter Murch his due.

12:00 AM, Sep 26, 2002 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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The Misery of "Sex"

As the fifth season of the much-ballyhooed "Sex and the City" drags on, the lifestyle is losing its luster.

12:00 AM, Aug 30, 2002 • By RACHEL DICARLO

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The Oprah of Rock'n'Roll

Bruce Springsteen's new album, "The Rising," takes a soft, unsatisfying look at September 11.

9:20 AM, Aug 2, 2002 • By DAVID SKINNER

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Sign Me Up

M. Night Shyamalan's latest feature gives a jolt to a lazy summer.

12:00 AM, Aug 2, 2002 • By VICTORINO MATUS

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Le Divorce Terrible

To the shock and dismay of America, Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton have split up. More signs of Apocalypse to follow.

12:15 AM, Jul 26, 2002 • By MATT LABASH

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Digital VD

Point: The DVD--with the aid of Blockbuster--is destroying everything movie lovers hold dear.

12:00 AM, Jul 8, 2002 • By MATT LABASH

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On Conservatism and the DVD

Counterpoint: The DVD revolution is unstoppable--resistance is futile. And that's a good thing.

12:00 AM, Jul 8, 2002 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Old Fashioned Heroes

Hollywood and PBS get religion with two of our greatest heroes: Spidey and George Washington.

12:00 AM, Jul 2, 2002 • By CLAUDIA WINKLER

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Selective Sanitizing

From Dirty Harry to "Tom and Jerry," TV networks are removing material that they deem inappropriate.

12:00 AM, Jun 18, 2002 • By LEE BOCKHORN

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"Married in America"

Michael Apted's documentary on marriage is gripping and sweet--reality television at its best.

12:00 AM, Jun 17, 2002 • By DAVID SKINNER

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R. Country

R. Kelly is now notorious. Are we supposed to have known that he was "famous" first?

12:00 AM, Jun 7, 2002 • By CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL

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