Last week in D.C. the shutdown got shutdown, which as our previous columns show was not the result rightbloggers had been banking on. Indeed, in the final days of der Untergang, many of them were already spinning furiously, like Rich Lowry, whose broadcast from the National Review bunker was headlin ... More >>
After the gruesome murders of children and teachers by Adam Lanza in Newtown, Connecticut, apparently mostly performed with a Bushmaster AR-15 ("the civilian version of the military's M-16 and M-4," says the New York Times, "a logical choice for anyone whose goal is to kill a lot of people in a shor ... More >>
We now come to the third and final installment of our unprecedented, soon-to-be-award-winning series on Scott Stapp's astonishing memoir, Sinner's Creed. In the first two parts, we looked at Stapp's struggles with God and his context as an artist. Today, at the significant risk of ending on a dark n ... More >>
Talking 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix, and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film
Far from it. An imminent biography of Oscar winner Michael Douglas, written by Marc Eliot, reminds us that The Bodyguard had a long and checkered history before it finally came to the screen in the '90s. As Eliot writes:
The Bushwick Starr goes a little nuts
Kreayshawn Highline Ballroom Thursday, August 18 Better than: no other concert I've ever been to, and I've been to a lot. Maybe Kreayshawn is hip-hop's Andy Kaufman, a high-concept satirist pulling an elaborate cultural prank with her sister V-Nasty acting as the crowd-baiting Tony Clifton. Maybe ... More >>
Have a picnic with Jack Nicholson
Can you name all the actors and actresses who have appeared in three or more Oscar winning Best Pictures? Can you name any of them? Better yet, can you do it without a google search? I'll start you off with a couple of examples and I'll even name the films: Jack Nicholson was in One Flew ... More >>
Plus: Before anime there was . . . animation
Hal Hartley and Luke Wilson offer similarly (and predictably) self-reflexive films. What else might they have in common?
Pilgrims & Profiteers on A Cross-Country Crusade
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Stun Shields, Stray Cats, Buck-Fifties, Boofing: The Top Brasss Tour of Americas Largest Penal Colony