Deadwood Edition Issue #73

April 12, 2005

Tribal reVision

Lawrence's electronic enthusiasts still partying...just don't call em 'ravers'

Life is peaceful on Maryam Hjersted's farm these days. At a glance, Hjersted's farm is like any other: grizzled cats and dogs roam the driveway, portentous barns cling to their golden years and endless acres of land sprawl into the horizon. But the tribal graffiti on the south side of Hjersted's barn is a dead giveaway to the farm's fabled past - as one of Lawrence's premier rave - ahem, "event" - spots.

'Sahara' is one sorry movie

There is absolutely no reason to waste your money on this movie...but perhaps you'll enjoy this review

Forget character development, "Sahara" literally cuts to the chase. Unfortunately, fast-paced action scenes have zero urgency without some depth of character. Cue the music: Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride" and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" serve as theme songs for McConaughey's good-time hippie-Texan version of Indiana Jones. He's so cool he even has TWO big entrances.

'Born Into Brothels' focuses on Calcutta's red-light kids

One of the best tidbits of wisdom imparted to young directors is to "make the movie you ARE making, not the movie you PLANNED on making." Such is the case with British photojournalist Zana Briski, who spent years living in the red-light district of Calcutta to study the harsh conditions of impoverished prostitutes.

Tease photo

Review: God of War - PS2

Carving a name in the upper echelon of action games of this generation

While it may be only eight hours long, it's enthralling the entire time. There really isn't any section of the game that I would have removed or shortened. It's truly one of the most polished and entertaining gameplay experiences I've ever had, and ranks among the PS2's best.

Madeline L'Engle, RIP

"A Wrinkle in Time," etc.

The death of Pavarotti

Why he mattered: Even I knew who he was.

More about walking

How I'm rediscovering the weather

The media is biased

At least, that's what they keep telling me.