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Reviews published in 2007
- Who will be the Big Wii-ner in the Console War?
At any given time, there may be three or more consoles competing for consumer attention. Gamers often refer to battle to gain market share between console manufactures as the console wars.
- The Lennon Files: The Revolution That Wasn’t
- The FBI finally threw in the towel and disclosed the handful of still-classified pages in its John Lennon files.
- Stereohype: Little Brother’s The Minstrel Show
- In an era of hip-hop that can literally make you wonder if your I.Q. has just dropped upon listening to it, Little Brother are a refreshingly heady bunch. This much-slept-on crew hailing from Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina brought an astute, witty, and keenly observant perspective to the hip-hop game on their 2005 sophomore effort The Minstrel Show, and it still rings true today.
- GUN: It’s More Fun to Jack Cars than to Rustle Horses
This avid gamer is disappointed with the rash of Grand Theft Auto knock-offs that have recently been released. A recent digital game to do this is GUN by developer Neversoft.
- The Weirdness by the Stooges
"My Idea of Fun", from The Weirdness, is as bitter as a song appearing on the fourth anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq should be, perhaps sung in the voice of George Bush to show how absurd he appears.
- Live Earth: Concerts for Climate in Crisis
The musical (and supposedly educational) event took place at seven locations around the world, for everybody has leapt upon the greenwagon.
- RAZA/RACE REVIEW: No One Is Illegal
- Recent book on immigration by Justin Akers Chacon and Mike Davis provides historical, economic, social, and cultural analysis to a too-often simplistic debate.
- Jacques Rancière's The Politics of Aesthetics
- Nechvetal reviews Jacques Rancière’s The Politics of Aesthetics with reflections on the authors art-politics in lieu of the Deleuzian/Guattarian perspective.
- Cat Power and the Dirty Delta Blues
Shana Scudder, Photo of Cat Power by Stefano Giovannini from www.genkizenki.net
For those who follow Cat Power in hopes of seeing the spectacle of mental illness that has accompanied her previous appearances, this tour is sure to be a disappointment.