Welcome to Morphizm’s collection of my Salon column, “Writing in the Margins.” I’d like to thank my editor, my family and, most importantly, my planet.
Dan Clowes releases a new ‘Eightball’ and follows up ‘Ghost World’ with another feature film, ‘Art School Confidential.’ At what point does ‘undergound comic artist’ lose its meaning?
The Pixies cast a long shadow over modern rock’s past — and future.
Black Francis summarily reformed the band 12 years after they’d called it quits, and set about touring the world like nothing ever happened.
“Look, I’m a recovering addict – I don’t believe in accidents. I believe that when a tiny place halfway around the world keeps demanding our time and attention over and over again, then it’s because we didn’t do something right.”
Art and politics blur at your local concert venue, where artists from Ani DiFranco to Pearl Jam are making voter turnout their mission.
That the American intelligentsia finally seems ready to admit that Spiegelman was speaking truth to power in the dark years of 2002 and 2003 ought to make us sleep a little better at night
Armed with an arsenal of new-and old-world technology, and primed to spread his funk-drenched vitriol across the world, Rob Sonic is indie hip-hop’s newest jack popping out of the box.
Margaret Cho is taking her revolution to the streets. The most difficult part of revolution? Feeling you deserve one.
Slam poet Saul Williams’ reality is a lyrical one. But don’t tell him he’s keepin’ it real.
They are standing in the way of history, trying to turn everything, politically and spiritually, back to a medieval vision of the world. Whereas they’re perfectly entitled to have whatever worldview they like, I would suggest that humanity is moving in a forward direction.
“I think poetry is more popular now than it has been in the last 100 years, at least.”
we may never experience this kind of cinema storytelling again in our lifetime.
Gibson, as Neale’s documentary is happy to point out, is so much more than the father of cyberspace.
I like great simplicity in all my work. I don’t like lots of florid detail.”
Those who run this country and hand-feed carefully crafted propaganda to the media will immediately and automatically label a show of genuine curiosity about the world and the role of the U.S. government in it as unpatriotic.
“We just feel each other. And it’s good to see that spark in the younger generation. “
that rare nuclear holocaust flick you can watch with the kids.
Who among his sons — or daughters — will execute that watch so capably, so persistently, so quietly?
“Anywhere else, you would have a conversation on how unacceptable this is,” Richter explains. “But a fan of the absurd would say, ‘Where do we start?’“
you gotta have the yang with the yin. Miyazaki’s films always have both, and Spirited Away is one of his finest.
the zeitgeist it initiated, and the hype it set loose on the world
the latest installment in what has so far been a truly innovative, daring, and original bending of the rules from a director who always wanted to be a world-famous painter.
Lynch’s style became his signature, to the point where reviewers, unable to comprehend, simply claimed that Lynch was being Lynch.