View From the West: Roger Woodward&#8212A Stranger in a Strange Land

Dean SuzukiPhoto by Ryan Suzuki The university where I teach, San Francisco State University, is like so many state universities across the nation. The mission of the university is to educate a very large portion of the college age demographic. Not an elite school, either in terms of prestige or finances, the standards for entry […]

View From the East: Punch-Drunk Column

Greg Sandow Some of the best new sounds I’ve lately heard are on the soundtrack of Punch-Drunk Love, a marvelous, mostly unpredictable romantic comedy directed by P. T. Anderson, who also did Magnolia. This movie, like Magnolia, is almost an art film in pop-film guise, or maybe the reverse, a pop film in art-film disguise. […]