1 month ago | Film and TV
#OscarsSoMixed! While President Trump angles to diminish diversity, the Oscars are aiming to increase it. Last year, the list of Academy Awards nominees revealed an even whiter bunch of people than a Republican interns' meeting. There was an uproa...
3 months ago | Culture
Brace yourselves for a deplorable avalanche of schlock culture, folks. My personal theory is that whenever a loathed-by-the-left Republican hits the top spot, the culture suffers: The artsy bunch feel crushed, defeated, and in need of some quick, ...
6 months ago
7 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...
7 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 ...
8 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...