With apologies to Bob Marley and the Wailers, but I couldn’t resist. A Fierce Green Fire is an important enough chronicle of our indispensable environmental movement’s last century to merit a nod to the revolutionary spirit of the Wailers’ immortal Catch a Fire. Because it has taken green revolutionaries to awake us to both the [...]
This year, the Oscars weren’t considered an utter failure until the predictable chauvinism of host Seth MacFarlane played out, with the Obama administration’s public endorsement of Argo‘s propaganda serving as a worrisome chaser. But I called bullshit on it from the beginning, because climate change was a disturbing no-show, despite the fact that its exponential [...]
So…sodas. Here’s the deal: I loved sodas. OK, I still do. I’m down to one a week, which is an astronomical achievement. For all of us, really: Earthlings are addicted to all kinds of things, and always will be.
But…sodas. They can kill you. It’s so obvious, like global warming, that so-called debate is simply a [...]
It’s been a couple weeks since Portlandia has peeked out from IFC. Its third season began with the righteous holiday episode “Winter in Portlandia,” whose reliably surreal comedy nevertheless found a nation gripped with real-time tragedy — including a shooting rampage in Portland itself. After that, and then Newtown, some of us needed a holiday [...]
From My Bloody Valentine’s recently announced reissues and rarities to the April release of Spiritualized’s new sonic spacewalk Sweet Heart Sweet Light, synesthetic rock is returning from orbit. But its best-kept secret still remains Swervedriver, whose muscular guitar atmospherics are also thankfully back in action, starting Monday night on Fallon.
After that, Swervedriver embarks on a [...]