Come Monday morning, New Line was unhappy that Snakes on a Plane did just $15.25 million on its three-day opening weekend. Where did all that delicious buzz go, they wondered? According to the trades, they came to the idiot conclusion that one couldn’t pry America’s movie-chatterers from their computers.
I spotted five of their missing Read More
Gouging decorators are a part of Manhattan lore going back to the 19th century. But now we have a new and terrifying phenomenon: decorator bullies. They are easy to recognize: At the slightest sign of noncompliance from you, the client, these chintz-slingers morph into Yvonne the Terrible. They hector you about your lack of taste, Read More
Missy (Misdemeanor) Elliott: No Ho, No Go
The press-generated notion that the eclectic, sex-obsessed duo of Timbaland and Missy Elliott may be this generation’s answer to Prince is something I’m almost willing to grant–if you factor in that Ms. Elliott’s world view is self-loathing, where Prince’s is self-celebratory to the point of insanity. For now, Read More
Some of these songs shook the world in 1997, some didn’t, but they lodged in the minds of Observer music writers. Herewith, a wholly unscientific approach to the science of making a good mixed tape.
Missy (Misdemeanor) Elliott , “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” (East West/EEG). In a year when it Read More