Rom-coms used to be a cash cow --and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
Being in a relationship is as much a cultural journey as it is an emotional, intellectual or sexual one. Mostly because you have to "do" things with your significant other, and when you live in a city, a lot of the time "doing" means going to the movies or catching a gig. Because let's face it: if y ... More >>
As you have no doubt heard, New Jersey Governor and onetime Republican Presidential fantasy object Chris Christie had some bad publicity last week, owing to some apparently politically-motivated redirection of traffic in September that was ordered from the vicinity of his office (aka "Bridgegate" or ... More >>
In 2013, love came in many forms: girl on zombie, boy on smartphone, and James Franco on -- count 'em -- two hot bikini babes at the same damn time. Sure, romantic comedies are as extinct as Oprah Winfrey's chances of winning Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, but audiences had plenty of ... More >>
Summer 2013 was a strong season for that oft-maligned genre, the romantic comedy. Excellent films like The Spectacular Now and Drinking Buddies for the most part avoided rom-com cliches, and reinventions like Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing made timeless story lines seem fresh. Still other on-s ... More >>
Having worked out a lot of their racial anima on the Trayvon Martin case, rightbloggers have returned to their bombed-out bunkers to contemplate the future. Their latest big deal is "libertarian populism." The phrase seems oxymoronic, but the idea is to make conservatives and their agents in the GO ... More >>
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Last week's terrible incident in Aurora, Colorado in which 70 people were shot, 12 fatally, at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises made many of us think about how awful these episodes of senseless violence are, how precious and fragile life is, and that we should stay close and be good to ou ... More >>