You've heard that old fable -- favored by Orson Welles, among others -- about a frog whom a scorpion asks for a ride across a stream. The frog reasons that the scorpion won't sting him while they're both in the water, because then they would both drown. So he consents. But the scorpion stings him ... More >>
Rarely do conspiracy theorists -- especially those of the media-industrial-complex paranoia persuasion -- get the validation they've been seeking for most of their adult lives. I knew this day would come. And now, it's here.
The actress Molly Ringwald has written a lovely tribute to the deceased filmmaker John Hughes in the Times today, in which she remembers the movies on which they worked together--she calls Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club the director's "most deeply personal expressions"--and recalls wh ... More >>
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