What we need to talk about here is spaghetti.
A minor classic in a long line from Toho.
The death of actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on Star Trek, motivates me to rethink the purpose of the series and subsequent feature films.
Tom Schiller's film, Asleep & Awake, takes us on a tour of the bathroom of the American master, Henry Miller.
The Beatles' Let It Be documentary, unavailable for decades, will be officially released on DVD in September, news articles say.
The funnies for July 25,05
Heterosexism is alive and well at a popular reality-show web site.
The following is excerpted from a 1950s home economics book.
The youth of today - be they Christian, Muslin, Buddist, or Jewish or Druids - seem to be desperately seeking a higher purpose- a calling. When they can’t find it within the superficial, vain, materialistic society in which they live - and is anyone surprised by that? - they turn to fanaticism.
Why should I, someone who is not a cyclist or who confesses to know very little of the sport or its history, write about Lance Armstrong?
If your mower stops running, the first thing you should check is your spark plug (after you make sure you have gas.)
Two men looked through prison bars; one saw mud, the other, stars. People here attacked my history as a writer.
In 1975, a small company named Atari released a game called Pong. It was a simple tennis game with a white circular dot moving across the screen. Fast forward 30 years later and a not so small company called Take Two released a game called Grand Theft Auto where you can do whatever you want in a virtual world. How did it come to this?
Chris Muir's excellent Day By Day cartoon, for July 25, 2005
Small town newspapers are exempt from the rules of grammar and spelling. What? They're not?
Dora the Explorer - children's show or nefarious leftist plot to help Chupacabras immigrate illegally.
I'll admit it. I was trolling Craigslist: looking at apt. listings, jobs, and not looking for chicks, per se
Hey, I can see my house!
Unite! And DEMAND that Ornette Coleman's post-Atlantic '60s catalog come back into print today!
X and Why?
This concert was 7 years in the making.
Raging about covers it
A frustratingly even-tempered anti-war covers collection with a few transcendent moments.
Beach? More like Coldplay
Featuring: Gary Husband, Randy Brecker, Jerry Goodman, Elliot Mason, Jim Beard, Matthew Garrison, and Arto Tuncboyaciyan
Senate leaders, including McCain and Graham, are ignoring the White House threat of a veto.
Will Big Bird be the next CPB product to be deemed too liberal?
Some have said that the Democratic Party is imploding. Is this an accurate assessment or just the wishful thinking of partisan activists? There is ample evidence to show that the Bush administration and Republican Congressional leaders have plenty of reason to be worried.
The ages of those American troops speak volumes as to the validity of the official rationales-arguments given and show...
Are the British racists?
People are saying the country is really divided these days, worse than they can remember. What is this new divisiveness and has is really gotten worse?
The key to stability in Asia lies in the development of a closer India-United States alliance.
China is a world power but the question remains, what problems does a resurgent China present to American interests?
Boycott government sanctioned marriage indefinitely
While we play a waiting game with terrorists and in light of the recent attacks
Almost five hundred years ago, astronomer Tycho Brahe died. The authors of this book suggest he was murdered.
Part 2 of a 7 part series about greed, jealousy, and honor among Vietnam Vets.
Worth a look by those interested in studying the film.
Mary Gentle's novel is a grand historical affair in the vein of Alexander Dumas' The Three Musketeers.
Learn a new approach to wealth creation in the book of Mark Viktor Hansen and Robert Allen.
...then why have visions of sugarplums and flying brooms?
Author Nick Hornby and I contemplate suicide.
Women's issues are in the forefront again
'Some sets of footnotes, as long as they’re not the minimalist Ibid. Ibid. Ibid. style, make fine poetry ... '
You go...to Sword and Sorcery...for the pleasure of reading a well written story, interesting characters, and for fun.