Archives for February 19, 2008

Which Band Should Reunite?

Sixpence None the Richer was, for a long time, my #1 pick for Band That Should Get Back Together. Then, they did! So who should take a hint and follow their example?I might recommend The Police, but, well... too late. And then, what about Portishead? Look! Here they come, together again, releasing 3 very soon!Lone Justice might be near the top of my list now. Or The Smiths. Whiskeytown might force Ryan Adams to slow down and write some great songs again instead of album after album of … [Read more...]

Readers Respond to the CT Movies Critics Choice

It's business as usual as readers respond to the 2007 Critics Choice list at CT Movies.What did readers think of Juno, which was the #1 favorite film amongst CT's film critics? And what about Into Great Silence, which showed up on both the Critics Choice list and the Most Redeeming Films of '07 list?Let's sample the first two letters posted on the updated Feedback page... … [Read more...]

Must All Good Things Come to an End? Exhibit 54325697a: No Depression

For No Depression, style was substance.Alas, time has run out for the last great music magazine in which writing about music was the Main Event.Don't get me wrong. I'm a big fan of Paste. But Paste is a very busy magazine, and sometimes it's a challenge to get past the wild and crazy designs to actually read the text. No Depression was a consistent, dependable delivery of passionate perspective on music every single time, with no razzle nor dazzle. It was in the pages of No Depression … [Read more...]

The Browser 2/19: Engagement Sandra Bullock-style. Anne Lamott. Kindlings Muse.

Best Engagement Story Ever?My friend Tara Mansbridge and I had an extensive IM chat this weekend. She sent Anne and me an exciting announcement -- she's engaged to a fantastic guy named Bryan. This was no surprise. Tara recently relocated from Toronto to Colorado Springs due to Bryan's influence. But we're delighted that it's official now.Why am I blogging about this? Because it's the best movie-related engagement story I've ever heard. In fact... I think it's the best engagement story … [Read more...]