Archive for June, 2008

Death by Reader

I’ve got two pieces in the Chicago Reader this week: a longer essay about Ariel Schrag’s Potential a blurb about Grandmaster Flash’s memoir Apologies for the light posting recently. I’ve been kind of swamped, and probably will continue to be for a little bit. But more blogging is in the offing….

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Grindhouse

I just saw the two halves of Grindhouse. Robert Rodriguez’s bit is pretty lame; instead of a tribute to exploitation films, it comes off as just another comedy-action thriller, though without (quite) the smarts of Charlie’s Angels. It’s all tongue-in-cheek gorey special effects, boring, supposedly ironic revelations (the random dirtball hero is some sort of […]

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Chicago Reader this week

I’ve got two pieces in; one a review of Ashanti’s new album, and one a brief critic’s choice about Fred Camper’s new show

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Moomin Knows Best

I just finished the second volume of Tove Jansson’s collected Moomin comic strip. I’m a long time fan of the Moomin children’s books, and the first volume of the comic strips was amazing, but this one…I don’t know. A little disappointing, I think. The goofy stream-of-consciousness wackiness of the first volume seems to have hardened […]

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Lust for Grandnephew of Media Empire

I’ve got a short review of a show at the Hyde Park Arts Center online here at the Chicago Reader.________________I’m going to be DJing (yes, Djing!) at Deadtech art gallery for my pal Bert Stabler’s Vulva O’Keefe vs. Angry Goldsworthy show. It’s this Thursday 6/5, and I believe will run from 7-9; click on the […]

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