Sonic Youth – SYR2 – Review

April 1, 1998

A jump-cut noise blowout, which settles into a clanging, exploratory groove, followed by a languid, cymbal-punctuated meander, and a minimal, spatial coda.

Soil – Review

April 1, 1998

A 20-minute self-titled debut from a Midwestern bunch of hopefuls sprinkled with a few veterans of the heavy underworld. A very impressive debut.

Graffic Traffic – Column

April 1, 1998

Considering how many consecutive columns I’ve found SuperHero-Team books a bore chore, it’s something when I find three books recently to be among my faves.

Sex Comics – Column

April 1, 1998

Some people prefer comics to just about anything, and this includes graphic sex. There are people who care and do it well, and others who don’t have the touch.

Down On The Farm – Part 1 – Fiction

April 1, 1998

An editor from Salt Lake City magazine was on the line, wanting to send me to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for five days, everything paid and nothing due in return.

The Game – Review

April 1, 1998

A subgenre of films has popped up recently, trading on our knowledge of movie conventions and genre clichés, but even that subgenre’s starting to grow stale.

Dynagroove – Column

April 1, 1998

This column is devoted to cheap record buys. I figured I’d inflict my garage sale and thrift store vinyl buys on you folk by reviewing the best of the bunch.

Hoodlum – Review

April 1, 1998

A powerful film and historical drama. For those who watch Dave Letterman and The Daily Show for our news, we need films like this, Casino, and Rage in Harlem.

Excess Baggage – Review

April 1, 1998

Too slow to be an action movie, too under-developed to be a love story. It milks every plot devise it can, and invents more when the well runs dry.

A Life Less Ordinary – Review

April 1, 1998

People watch stupid flicks like this drunk or baked after a long day trying not to draw attention to themselves at jobs they don’t care about enough to hate.

8 Heads in a Duffel Bag – Review

April 1, 1998

The scenes with mobster Joe Pesci tormenting frat boys David Spade and Todd Louiso to make them talk are the best in the movie. Appreciate them while they last.

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