Wednesday, March 10, 2004
A WEEKEND OF WISDOM FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES
Hip-Hop Review: Bling-Bling, Party Party: Some Rappers Just Want to Have Fun Saturday March 6, 2004 by Jon Pareles
"On Thursday night at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Ludacris headlined a concert full of good-time party chants and testosterone testimonials. Ludacris (Chris Bridges) has raised bad-boy boasting to the pinnacle of hip-hop technique. His rhymes make him a raunchy, rowdy, all-conquering hell-raiser, with a sense of humor as strong as his machismo. In his world the women are easy, the clubs are jumping, the cars guzzle gas and rivals had best steer clear."
Mel Gibson Forgives Us for His Sins Sunday March 7, 2004 by Frank Rich
"With its laborious build-up to its orgasmic spurtings of blood and other bodily fluids, Mr. Gibson's film is constructed like nothing so much as a porn movie, replete with slo-mo climaxes and pounding music for the money shots."