I recently watched the video for GZA's "Liquid Swords" — from the Wu-Tang Clan's poet laureate's classic 1995 album of the same name — for the first time since the Clinton era, and I found the shadow world contained therein just as relevant today as it was then. Indeed, the nightmare-scape of cracked records, hooded figures, and gigantic spider webs depicted in that small-screen realization of GZA's tale of coke-induced bad vibes seems more apropos in the context of the madness of the Bush administration than during the relative peace and stability... More >>>