Director Wayne Wang's latest film may be "unrated," and may contain explicit sexuality, but Carl F. Gauze reports that you shouldn't go into The Center of the World expecting a porn flick...
Karen Carpenter-Damascus and Frances Farmer's surreal comic strip makes its triumphant return! This time, Jonny teaches you about the fine art of "blading." Kids, don't try this at home!
Part detective novel, part reflection on the nature of art and love, Haruki Murakami's Sputnik Sweetheart follows aspiring novelist Sumire on her quest for both. Terry Eagan reviews the gripping and thoughtful novel.
James Mann went to see Michael Bay's Titanic-size epic, Pearl Harbor, on opening day, but the darn thing's so long that he only just got out! Or maybe it only seemed that long, between the historical inaccuracies and the sappy love story...
Country and bluegrass pioneer John Hartford passed away June 4th after a lengthy battle with cancer. David Whited offers a personal tribute.
Let's take another dip into the Ink 19 virtual mailbag, and see who's ticked off at us THIS week...
Ang Lee's critically acclaimed film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon at last makes its debut on DVD. Phil Bailey explains why this film is still underrated, despite its four Oscars (Gladiator, schmadiator).
Peter Handke's latest novel, On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House explores the place where tragedy and comedy meet. Terry Eagan takes a closer look.
In the midst of legal battles with the artists themselves, Polydor has reissued the first solo efforts from members of The Allman Brothers Band: Gregg Allman's Laid Back, The Gregg Allman Tour, and Playin' Up a Storm, and Richard "Dickie" Betts' Highway Call, Hal Horowitz takes an in-depth look to put these reissues "In Perspective."
Legendary bluesman John Lee Hooker passed away June 21st, and the world is a quieter place. James Mann offers a heartfelt tribute.
Music legend Nick Drake is profiled in Jeroen Berkvens' documentary A Skin Too Few. James Mann reviews this loving look at a voice that spoke to millions, but died thinking it went unheard.