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2 months ago | Politics
The last angry man, Lewis Black is a hilarious raging bull of a comic who aims a great deal of his nostril-fumes at the absurdity of the political system. Born in D.C., poetically enough, Black became well-known on Comedy Central and now takes his...
2 months ago | Essay
In the early 1980s, I found myself on a double bill with a rising singer I'd never heard of; her name was Madonna. My Motown cover band had equal billing, but that clearly eluded Madonna's team, who saw the downtown club gig as a showcase for her ...
3 months ago | Film and TV
The Best Picture Oscar for 1970 was won by the hard-hitting biopic Patton, but by all rights it should have gone to John Waters's depravity fantasia Multiple Maniacs. Call me all sorts of names, but the film — a black-and-white, underground romp a...
6 months ago | Film and TV
Way before RuPaul's Drag Race, the 1968 documentary The Queen chronicled the Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant at Town Hall, where tensions flared as high as the hair and the contestants swapped makeup tips and life stories en route to the crow...
8 months ago | Film and TV
I'm an old white guy who prognosticates about the Oscars, which turns out to be morbidly perfect. And I can tell you for a fact that Best Picture will be The Big Short...I mean Spotlight...I mean Pixels. Ah, fuck. Who cares? The perverse excitemen...