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2000 Stories by Frank Kogan

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  • The Energy Box

    published December 26, 2000

    Lots of people think Ricky Martin is a phony. Last year the local Denver alternative-press sourpuss called Ricky's music "watered-down," not Latin... More >>

  • So This Guy Walks Into a Bar . . .

    published December 12, 2000

    Lifter Puller's Fiestas + Fiascos probably designates as "emo" for sounding simultaneously bulky and flouncy. ("Emo" is short for... More >>

  • Canaries Eating Kittens

    published November 14, 2000

    I haven't seen the movie Bring It On, though the cover of the CD probably gives a good idea of what the movie's about: a picture of some... More >>

  • Legend of the Glockeater

    published October 31, 2000

    Drunken Tiger is a rap duo, DJ Shine and Tiger JK, I think from L.A., where they record—but they rap mostly in Korean and the album's out on... More >>

  • Make Do With Grin

    published September 12, 2000

    When I was nine years old the two comedy singers who vied for my smile were Allan Sherman and Tom Lehrer. Lehrer's got a box set on Rhino (The... More >>

  • Runs in the Family

    published August 8, 2000

    HERE WE GO AGAIN! Into the same ol' same ol'? Do I repeat the past or jettison it? (Learning from it doesn't seem to be an option.) We sit on the... More >>

  • The Bird Is the Word

    published June 27, 2000

    There's creation and there's listening—one has eight letters and one has nine. —Richard Meltzer More >>

  • Turning Japanese

    published May 9, 2000

    Jim Jarmusch's movie Ghost Dog ought to have felt like a preposterous mixture: goofy mafiosi and fish-out-of-water gags, existential... More >>

  • Welcome to the Jingle

    published February 29, 2000

    Giggly Japanese girls proclaim, "We love dancing," and then follow with some of the least persuasive "Yay"s in the history of applause, while fast... More >>

  • Death Rock 2000

    published January 11, 2000

    In the opening scene of Scarface, we are shown a successful man; we know he is successful because he has just given a party of opulent... More >>

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