Why did the Mayor of New Orleans and the Governor of LA suddenly order the mandatory evacuation of the city? The answer will surprise you.
More than 40,000 homes are destroyed in New Orleans, and President Bush singles out one.
The city of New Orleans is in ruins. Meanwhile George Bush has scheduled some more face-time before the cameras.
The media gives Helms a free pass on his hyperbolic comparison.
Is there a lesson to be gleaned from the failures of New Orleans?
After getting all y'all in a tizzy yesterday, I'm back with more to annoy you.
For every bad, there's a good. I keep telling myself that.
Fuck Bush and the voters he rode in on -- ironically, the same people who don't want to pay taxes and do want "Government Out of Our Lives."
Let's leave the TV, refuse to be entertained by people dying before our eyes and donate money to the Red Cross, or someone else that may help.
Dennis Hastert, Compassionate Conservative ...
A Daily Kos poll suggests that officials should open up the stores and release the food and medicine. Time is of the essence.
A short quiz...
Honestly, I'm touched...
Whenever storms hit the coast the effects we feel in Jackson are minimal. This is no longer true.
Katrina is a tragedy, but it's not the one we were expecting, and the earthquake is still coming.
Rocker-actress Courtney Love may lose her New York condo and everything inside it if Mercury Capital has its way.
Chris Muir's excellent Day By Day cartoon, for September 02, 2005
"We love ugly people" What kind of advertisement for a church is this?
I think Bridget Jones will be quite jealous of Darcy in this one...
This is two hours of goofy make-up and overacting – no, I’m not talking about Desperate Housewives.
Fans of the Harry Potter series can look forward to the second well-directed movie in the series
There were real corporate issues in the 80s -- but this movie, starring Michael J. Fox, isn't about them...
A documentary about the basics of film editing has little appeal for anybody except novice students.
The new column about last night's television shows.
The most enjoyable Godzilla film in about 20 years.
A collection of dark tales that fuse contemporary, modern culture with nightmarish visions of the fantastic.
As Frank Sinatra was about to turn 50, Newsweek put the Chairman of the Board on the cover...
A well-designed reference guide to the non-narrative techniques of telling a story on film.
He concluded I was an unfocused teenie-bopper even though he never bothered to take a look at my writing.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1932, Sylvia Plath began her writing career at the age of eight, when the Boston...
Here then is my modest proposal for an album of Mariah Carey singing Prince.
The sounds of swishing water begin "I'm Gluck," and soon a droning reverberation (which feels as if it's been there, underlying everything, at the album's spine the whole time thus far) resumes the venture (by boat rather than car this time) through a landscape of dreams. You can virtually see the twilight setting, feeling as if you're fading away from the world, and just when you're about to fall off asleep…the crass sound of a pNEUmatic drill suddenly blows that peacefulness into smithereens.
It doesn't take long to become familiar with the image of the duo laboriously recording their work, hidden from sight in a bunker while living in the remains of a commune in some secret, rural location. The world of "Turquoise Hexagon Sun," as we may perceive it, is a kaleidoscope of desolate green pastures, ice-cold seas, abandoned lighthouses, and a horizon of serene blue skies. Somewhere in the belly of a forest near Scotland's Pentland hills, hallucinogenics are being consumed around a bonfire, their music the soundtrack to the experience.
Tthere's a certain dark, mysterious jubilance throughout Tom Waits' "Rain Dogs."
Fat Possum recording artist R.L. Burnside died yesterday in Memphis. I hope he is in heaven sitting down.
The World's Greatest Bar Band Returns.
Lookin' at bullpens of contending teams. Join me in laughing at the Red Sox (PART 2 of 2)
Take some Midol, guys, and come back when you're not so... disagreeable.
Where are all the female bloggers? Here, in my weekly "top ten" collection.
New online writer's community: vital, growing, indispensable resource for writers
For the last 160 odd years we have been using carbon as a medium to store our hydrogen fuel. We called this method of H2 storage "fossil fuels".
I stared at them, stunned. Kids, I said, I know Crunch Berries, and these are no Crunch Berries.