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2004 Stories by Nick Catucci

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  • Where to Flee in Park Slope When the Barbarians Invade

    published November 23, 2004

    Park Slope hardly seems like it would be hip enough to attract men who are not gay but have big muscles and wear tight, trendy shirts. You know,... More >>

  • Steppin' Wolf

    published October 19, 2004

    Now, you may have heard some rumors about R. Kelly. Certain of his alleged untoward tendencies have been brought to the public's attention... More >>

  • Nothing Compares 2 U

    published October 12, 2004

    There is no lesson here, nor after-school special, nor . . . nothing. Big or otherwise. From a Basement on the Hill is a teardrop,... More >>

  • Film

    published September 14, 2004

    Does a man whose invention is immortalized in song—thousands of songs—need his praises sung in a movie? He's no weirdly charismatic... More >>

  • VMT&A's

    published August 24, 2004

    "Highlights" of the 2004 Video Music Awards held in Miami, which was by my made-up count mentioned 87 times. (Scroll halfway down More >>

  • Daddy Starbucks

    published August 17, 2004

    "People actually live in this neighborhood, if you can believe that," hissed some hipster lady as she scuttled by the crowd waiting for a... More >>

  • Nature Is a Vacuum

    published August 3, 2004

    Ever since I learned my girlfriend's friend's phrase "fake nature art," I see the stuff everywhere (the Whitney Biennial brimmed with... More >>

  • Heroic Restraint

    published August 3, 2004

    The Republican National Convention promises to be a circus, and not just because of the braying elephants and assorted clowns who will be under... More >>

  • Man Your Battle Stations

    published July 27, 2004

    "Hello Apollo, where should I begin?" Here's good: A woman answers a ringing phone—cue bombast, strings and cymbal crashes shriveling... More >>

  • Imperial Asspirations

    published July 27, 2004

    Rivers Cuomo, maladroit frontguy of recently crappy emo ambassadors Weezer, just posted this More >>

  • Apocalypse Now

    published July 27, 2004

    Fraggers rejoice: After 10 long years of splattering other games' anthropomorphic arrangements of pixels, brand loyalists may now indulge their... More >>

  • Beach Noise

    published July 13, 2004

    I don't usually work on Saturdays, but then again, work doesn't usually involve sharing the fruits—grains?—of corporate sponsorship by... More >>

  • Portland, Oregon, Dry Paint Fizz, If That Ain't Love, What Is?

    published June 15, 2004

    Here's how Hutch Harris counts off thrust: "One two three forward." Foregone four notwithstanding, this isn't a waltz. It's the economy,... More >>

  • Carnal Fission

    published June 8, 2004

    Before it blinks out in three years, the Hubble telescope may reveal more about the recently discovered "dark energy" that's accelerating the... More >>

  • Deep Geeking

    published May 18, 2004

    There's more to rock criticism than whoring for a dollar or two per word. That is the bold if implicit claim made by this batch of papers (many... More >>

  • Love Ballin' Like Fat Kids Love Cake in Rags-to-Roca-Wear story

    published April 20, 2004

    Even if you think of something other than layups and living large when you hear the word ballin', this intersection of inner-city street and... More >>

  • Movin' Out

    published April 13, 2004

    And now, the Top 10 Gaining Google Queries for the Week Ending March 15, the day the Hold Steady's debut disc, Almost Killed Me, was... More >>

  • Game-of-the-Year Frontrunner Pits Mercenaries Against Spies

    published April 13, 2004

    With curious George opening Pandora's sandbox in the Mideast, I resent Ubisoft’s "Freedom Isn't Free" ad push. (Though I'm sure families of... More >>

  • Milk It

    published April 13, 2004

    I haven't viewed enough CSI to be an authority, but the forensic evidence presented in Max Wallace and Ian Halperin's Love & Death... More >>

  • Greatest Boxing Title Knocks Off Fighters to K.O. Competition

    published April 6, 2004

    It always amazes me how easily men of the highest talents and eminence can be forgotten in this careless world," H.L. Mencken wrote in 1907,... More >>

  • Keeping Up With the Bonds: Agent Solid Snake Slithers On

    published March 30, 2004

    As Donald Kaufman parrots in Adaptation, Fellini was the last moviemaker to invent a film genre. (The mockumentary, that is—... More >>

  • Stats, Bats, Balls, and Falls: Baseball Vid Gets Ya to Home Base

    published March 23, 2004

    Let me say right off the bat that I'm no Ring Lardner, Roger Angell, or even Robert Christgau when it comes to baseball writing. Take me to a... More >>

  • Gang War, Sodomy = Walk in Park for Monster-Shanking Con

    published March 16, 2004

    Last spring, government-funded Australians created Escape From Woomera, in which a detained refugee must tunnel or otherwise break out of... More >>

  • Ninja backflips, beheads, walks over water in epic slaughter

    published March 9, 2004

    Ninja Gaiden For Xbox Developer Team Ninja Publisher Tecmo Rating 9 (out of 10) If Tom “Risky... More >>

  • They know not what they do: The passion of the MX racers

    published March 2, 2004

    Mx Unleashed For: PS2, Xbox (review copy) Developer: Rainbow Studios Publisher:... More >>

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