It’s unfortunate, since the realities of Marley’s life and career are far weightier than the screening date implies. More than anything, Marley actually feels like a long-awaited, much-needed counterpoint to the prevailing 4/20-loving, dorm-poster-sized distillation of the reggae legend.
Postedsdfon April 20th, 2012 10:10am
Last Days Here is not how you might imagine a Pentagram documentary in blurb form—a retrospective chronicle of the storied trek the band took from the early '70s to that victorious New York show in 2009, or an attempt to map out the reasons why they never reached Black Sabbath-levels of recognition. Instead it functions much more like an extended, season-capping episode of the addiction reality-show Intervention wherein the fuck-up at hand happens to be an important underground rock-and-roll figure.
Postedsdfon March 2nd, 2012 5:49pm
“We’re at a moment where there’s this discourse of post-racial America,” Walker told me. “There’s a real resistance to things that are moving in the other direction. So it was a big thing for me to do a book that asserted a claim to blackness or to a specific racial narrative.” Walker said she doesn’t intend for Black Cool to be definitive, explaining that it’s largely a book about aesthetics.
Postedsdfon February 20th, 2012 12:20pm
It's probably not just because Fey is a little beloved in this town that the crowds were so big here—though "30 Rock" isn't expected to continue past the coming season, and in fact it's always been a little difficult to see how Fey's character on the show, a single New York woman with her own TV show that's full of media-industry and New York smart-set in-jokes, could ever be seen as a Roseanne-style everywoman; nor how her sloppiness, her less-than-savvy business skills, or her politically incorrect humor could galvanize womanhood around a power-figure à la Murphy Brown.
Postedsdfon April 11th, 2011 3:03pm
Artistic inactivity, passive-aggressive bickering with her Fugees counterparts, bizarre religious entanglements and a spotty live performance reputation represent a small fraction of the behavior that's made her seem like a lunatic in the public eye.
Postedsdfon January 3rd, 2011 7:53am