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NYC Goes All Biblical and Cybernetic

Written by Adam Heimlich on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

No, the reason the Meadowlands will be our region’s spiritual lighthouse on Friday night and all day Saturday is the Promise Keepers’ "conference." (10/1-2, 800-888-7595 for info.) Twenty thousand Homer Simpsons getting fired up about "integrity" in a hockey arena is such an absurdly large and squishy target that I feel I should leave it [&hellip
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Harmony Korine, Maimed For His Art

Written by Adam Heimlich on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Q&A with Harmony Korine Despite a tendency to speak to the press in the most highfalutin’ critical language, about “my films,” Korine is down to earth and unpretentious. He’s unguardedly earnest about movies and, perhaps because he’s had the opportunity to make his own since he was 22, exhibits none of the bitterness and disillusion [&hellip
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Happy New Year, And Don’t Be a Worm

Written by Adam Heimlich on . Posted in Posts

What Brother Jesse may have been referring to when he reportedly called New York "Hymietown" was the distinct nature of Jewish criticism, which requires performers seeking to please audiences to adjust their approach. One can observe Clinton and even Giuliani make the switch when addressing observant crowds. A politician in Hymietown has to appeal to [&hellip
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CMJ Week

Written by Adam Heimlich on . Posted in Posts

But, seeing as the problem with CMJ stems from people–both musicians and fans–striving to appear as if they’re not striving, I suppose it’s worth making an effort to support the cause of effort. If I had a bully pulpit from which to address all the college-radio brats who come here for CMJ, I’d say, "You [&hellip
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Inspectah Deck Says Wu-Dunnit

Written by Adam Heimlich on . Posted in Posts

Inspectah Deck Says Wu-Dunnit Inspectah Deck’s long-delayed first solo album, Uncontrolled Substance (Loud), is finally set for release September 14. One of the least flamboyant members of Wu-Tang Clan, Deck is also probably the group’s best overall writer. His flow–and, increasingly, his production style–suggests an alternative communication pattern, as dense with abstract meaning as it [&hellip
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