Back in the 90s, Hong Kong had a vibrant group of conceptually oriented artists producing still very contemporary work. One of them was Ho Siu-Kee who focused on the exploration of his own senses and bodily perception. Coming from a culture of Buddhist monks, he studied their austere attitude towards their own bodies and gestures […]
In the 90s, if it said Teenbeat on it, I would buy it (and usually did). So take two members of great 90s Teenbeat bands (Unrest and Blast Off Country Style) and get them covering jingles? I’m listening. After all, what is a jingle if not just a really short pop song? The Bumblebee Tuna […]
I was just talking to someone the other day about how in the ’90s, people moshed at every show, no matter what kind of music it was, but these days people don’t do that anymore. These hyper-realistic paintings by Dan Witz have a weird retro feel to them, sort of like Social Realist murals glorifying the heroism of the common man, and the subject matter — crowds at nightclubs mingling, masses of people at a rock show moshing, hundreds of rushing commuters — make them odes of a sort to Generation X.
TV is full of fashion icons. From The Mary Tyler Moor Show to Gossip Girl, viewers have watched in awe of the amazing outfits worn by the leading ladies and gentlemen of the screen. But no one was quite as glamorous as Fran Fine from The Nanny. Luckily, someone else out there agrees with me […]
At the risk of sounding like a broken (vinyl) record, they just don’t make em’ like they used to. Rhiannon, Britney and co, the superstars (for better or for worse, with a strong lean towards the latter) of today, couldn’t hold a torch to the dancing divas of yesteryear, as this funkadelic clip from New […]
Set in New York in 1994, when Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was cleaning up the city, it focuses on Luke Shapiro [Joshua Peck], a recently graduated but mostly friendless dope dealer. It]s a coming of age film with a twist, featuring an analytical and enlightened outsider in the tradition of Holden Caulfield. Although all the characters […]
Oh boy, this song reminds me of the misspent years of my early-twenties, living large within the cloistered, sweltering surrounds of Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Marvin The Album was a typical Saturday morning soundtrack, a bouncy kickstart to the weekend ahead, as I dusted off the mental cobwebs from the night before and looked out over […]