• Marshall Katheder

    I’m Not Your Boyfriend, Baby

    3oh!3 brings fresh faces to hip-hop

    November 18, 2009
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    There’s the guttural thump of the bass; the heavy, throbbing line that punctuates the slick electronic grooves that sweetly whine and meld with the hard-hitting voices of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte. 3oh!3 is an electronic rap duo from Boulder, Colorado (which is in the area code that shares the outfit’s name). Their sound is […]

    Gourmet Magazine, Rest in Peaches

    surfeited conde nast publication cooks up final meal at 68

    October 22, 2009
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    Perhaps rapper Biggie Smalls said it best when he emceed, “It was all a dream, I used to read Gourmet magazine, Salt n’ Peppa and Heavy D up in the limousine.” Since its founding in 1941 and before its untimely demise last week, Gourmet was an inspiration to people of many walks of life: domestic shut-ins, patients […]

    Troubled Waters

    berlinger’s crude is a slick film

    October 8, 2009
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    The Amazon jungle is a dangerous place. You might assume the toothy beasts lurking in the river ways—anacondas, caiman, bull sharks—would pose the greatest threat. But a new problem has gurgled up out of the water: crude oil. Lots of it. Joe Berlinger’s new documentary Crude highlights what the media has referred to relentlessly as a […]

    Steadfast as Film Art

    campion’s bright star is an understated, powerful romance

    September 30, 2009
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    ???½ When love is compared to butterflies, it can be hard to hold in the reflexive groan. In Bright Star, titled after one of John Keats’ most famous love poems, director Jane Campion sets up what seems like familiar territory: a romance at social odds between an upper-crust girl and an adorably unsuccessful Romantic poet. […]

    Keep it on the Newsstands

    The September Issue ain’t worth a subscription

    September 24, 2009
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    Work it, girl. The recently released documentary The September Issue, offers a beneath-the-skirt peek at the eccentric world of high fashion, as director R.J. Cutler’s documentary exposes the not-so-pretty inner workings of American Vogue — the magazine that dictates, with Talmud-like authority, what will be in and what will be so out. But in the end, you’re […]