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Culture, Books "The Chaperone": A Starlet Starts Her Century

"The Chaperone": A Starlet Starts Her Century

A year after the first Nickelodeons opened in 1900, the wiseasses at the Edison Company filmed and unleashed The Kansas Saloon Smashers, a raucous low comedy in which an Irishman drinks, a cop falls on his butt, and that old…
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Music, Bouncer

Bouncer Contemplates Loneliness at the Tempest

As I embark on this, my third year of Bouncer, it seems appropriate to define my terms. Specifically, a phrase that is thrown around way too much: Dive Bar. Everyone has a different idea of what a dive bar is.…
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Music, Reviewed The White Stripes

The White Stripes

It's not as though they were going to surprise us -- not this time, anyway. No, the White Stripes spent that shell two years ago, when they came out of nowhere (or southwest Detroit), a quirky little costume duo one…
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