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2006 Stories by Peter L'Official

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  • A Hit-and-Miss Pop Odyssey

    published April 4, 2006

    The limits of tender-bellied celebrity journalism go head-to-head with essayistic grace in critic Touré's Never Drank The Kool-Aid.... More >>

  • Outcasts Search for the Love Above in Ambitious Hip-Hopera

    published March 21, 2006

    You may think you already know what it is: a cautionary 'hood-rap tale scarred by exit wounds and scored to booming basslines—pop propaganda... More >>

  • Really Black Humor

    published March 7, 2006

    What's so funny about a well-gnawed water-melon rind, ends upturned and grinning beatifically, on the cover of an African American humor... More >>

  • 'Mirage'

    published March 7, 2006

    Trains rarely stop in Macedonian director Svetozar Ristovski's debut feature, Mirage. The freighters rumble through 12-year-old Marko's... More >>

  • Left Behind

    published February 14, 2006

    Dead men allegedly tell no tales. But in Chris Bachelder's antic satire U.S.!, mystical resurrection begets the renewed ability to write... More >>

  • 'Eight Below'

    published February 14, 2006

    At the base of Japan's Tokyo Tower, a pack of dogs prowls in perpetuity—statues erected to commemorate 13 sled dogs left behind in Antarctica... More >>

  • 'Curious George'

    published January 31, 2006

    As proverbs and maybe millions of years of evolution tell us, curiosity proves fatal only for meddlesome felines. Thankfully, certain incorrigible... More >>

  • 'The Tollbooth'

    published January 24, 2006

    How is czarist Russia like modern-day Brooklyn? Touché, but let's say this time the answer's not Brighton Beach. It's not The... More >>

  • 'Tristan & Isolde'

    published January 10, 2006

    Montague and Capulet, Percy and Neville, G-Unit and D-Block: Shall the cultural canon's ageless beefs ne'er be squashed? Tristan & Isolde... More >>

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