Fall 2006

Special Supplement: Top Tens of 2006

The Founder Speaks
top tens of 2006

State of the Art
concert music in 2006

The Best Films in Life Are Free
YouTube’s top ten

Top Ten Literary Websites of 2006
(and before, to be quite honest)

The Year in Tights
the best (and worst) of superhero comics 2006

Death, Talk and Coffee
2006 on celluloid and disc

Ha Ha Ha
ten noteworthy films from the year we remembered how to laugh

Ten the Hard Way
winding my way through the year's best whatever

2006 at the Movies
’cause that’s what I do

The Bottom Shelf
2006 year-end edition

Letter from the Editor

Robert Altman, R.I.P.



Potlatch

Nashville Sounds
Altman's masterwork, song-by-song


Life is Full of Brain Dead Fools and Emotional Cripples and Then You Die
stunt casting and narrative gimmickry in Robert Altman’s Short Cuts


"For Barbara"
California Split


Don't let a thief steal into your heart
Thieves like us


Raising the Stakes
notes on performance in some films by Robert Altman


A Sense of Altman
a sublime mingling of the harsh and the gentle


A Certain Detachment
the "new Altmans"


Lake Wobegon Ungone
A Prairie Home Companion


Robert Altman's Popeye
I’m only a common sailor, but I got a soul. I gots sensitivity.


A Field Guide to the Altman Actor
the range of available performing talent as a rolling buffet table


Ladies and Gentlemen of the American Jury
Robert Altman’s Secret Honor


The Bottom Shelf
weird Altman




Pops & Clicks

Blue Gaze
Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire


Rock and the Pop Narcotic
an interview with Joe Carducci


Bonnarude
the curmudgeonly guide to the largest grossing independent festival in the U.S.A.


The Man-Machine Will Rock You
the existential paradox of technical death metal



Marginalia

Out of Many, One
how the multiverse of DC Comics collapsed and the universe of Marvel exploded


To Spend Time With Fools
five novels for you inner drunk


The Peccadilloes and Ponderables of Peanuts
Charles Schulz’s Final Wisdom


On Prayer


Great Balls of Pryor




Nitrate

Indistinguishable From Magic
AI fiction and reality


Silverbacks, Silver Screens
the zen of film monkeys




Static

The Face on the Barroom Floor
Deadwood: a killing that lingers


Yes, No, Maybe ...
or how one feminist quit worrying and learned to love Jimmy McNulty


Giants and Titans
Deadwood and The Wire do institutionalism




 

 

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