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Obama: He's given up smoking, but not the holy, sacred search for peace.President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo last night. He acknowledged that previous recipients had been "far more deserving of this honor than I," defended Afghanistan as a "just war" and claimed "the instruments of ... More >>
The second Michael Jackson croaked, I predicted that the exploitation of his death would surpass anything seen on Animal Planet. Sure enough, Joe Jackson was hawking his new record label before the body was even cold. A televised memorial had a bunch of all-stars singing and remembering for ... More >>
They tried to get Mary J. Blige, former druggie Natalie Cole, and woman beater Chris Brown, but they ended up with Sister Sledge, or at least a splintered version of the group. (Last time I looked, the lead singer was doing solo gigs and was ironically singing "We Are All Family" all by herse ... More >>
On September 26, Vienna will be home not to just mountains of high-caloric wiener schnitzel, but to scads of bad-for-you stars singing their love for Michael Jackson so they can gain a mass televised audience and revive their careers. It's basically the memorial all over again, but without al ... More >>
Ulrich's Seidl's latest, but first, a look back at those coke-snorting models
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Chatting with the rising design duo Phillipe and David; a more serious Tori reading.
Would you believe that even my hometown of Cincinnati--primarily noteworthy for Italianate townhouses, imploding professional sports teams, and homicide--supported a respectable repertory movie theater up until 1996? Once shuttered, the lease was grabbed by a Shakespeare Festival. Moviehouses clos ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Recipes From Old Cape Girardeau Author: Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau, MO Date: 1977 ... More >>
Though never the author, his visionary directing made him a true creator
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesDecember 14, 1961, Vol. VII, No. 8Amos Vogel of Cinema 16By J.R. GoddardFeelings about Cinema 16 are wide in range. Ask any of the film society's thousands of past or present members and opinions will vary from "Man, what a drag!" to "My best Sun ... More >>
Take in the era of Old Golds and Il Duce