Me: "It sounds like one of those 'urban legend' things." Him: "Turban what?"
Jenny and Dave talk about english football, playing tracks by two rock bands: American Heartbreak and The Reverse Engineers
Self-righteous christians are trying to tear down Halloween and build an altar to God on two millenia of innocent victims bones.
Criminal savages murder elderly widow who only wanted to help...
A special edition podcast featuring Halloween music, kids saying the darndest things, and spooky fun.
Questions, old friends, and success
When you're in Michigan, there's never a dull moment to report.
Parenting requires creativity, resourcefulness, patience, and a little insanity.
Halloween, historically, is about more than costumes and candy.
Chris Muir's excellent Day By Day cartoon, for October 31, 2005
On proms, Moonbats, the new Liberals, Friends of Israel and Scooter Libby waxes poetic.
The cult of the individual and the failure of culture leave humanity ungrounded, self seeking, without concern for future generations.
It makes my heart sing when I see an actor well known for playing slapsticky, over-the-top goofy characters take on kinder, gentler, thought-provoking roles, and play them well.
Is your favorite Hitchcock film in the set?
While it is a worthwhile film to watch, it never quite achieves a scope beyond “best DVD extra ever”
Excellent performances and writing make this one of television's more interesting explorations of the battle between good and evil.
Mutant bats munch on college kids. TV movie gold.
If one word can describe the dominant mood of Corpse Bride, Burton's love letter to stop-motion animation, it's nostalgia.
Easy Street shows a younger Chaplin flashing the style that would make him a cinematic icon
The complicated dance of death
Two words: skip it.
Looking for a Halloween horror? Give this classic a try.
With few exceptions, Law & Order episodes are billed as fiction, yet it is the way in which they often trace the outlines of real stories that makes them so appealing.
Druing the beginning of the world, the god, Izanagi, and the goddess, Izanami bore many children. This is their fate ...
Obviously, comparisons can and must be made to the original film.
Is it childish or is it greatness? You be the judge.
Psycho's great, and so is Halloween, of course. But how about a little more "cerebral" fare?
These "Articles of Impeachment" are better evidence of the fascism underlying Bush's more radical opponents than they are of crimes by the Bush administration.
James Carroll writes a startling column showing the mind of the Christian pacifist left.
America shows both of its faces when it places Nicolas Carranza on trial for torture, while at the same time trying to allow the CIA to use it in interrorgations.
After Katrina, Miers and Plame-Gate, the rules have changed.
President Bush would like nothing better than a classic "turning of the page," but should he apologize?
Fear and loathing in DC: Bush picks a demonstrably hard-right nominee for the Supreme Court.
The Coalition of Republican Aggressive Propagandists (CRAP) is pleased to announce its winners for the 2005 award.
Get ready to clean that garage... NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow!
BlogCritics are writing demons (or perhaps are ridden by them) -- it should be no surprise that November sees lots of participation in NaNoWriMo...
I was an extremely timid child, and hysterically afraid of the dark.
There are few writers who can be as consistently bizarre as Carl Hiaasen. Kinky Friedman, though, is such a man.
Another great week for Chelsea, Manchester City and Wigan, another disaster for Manchester United, Birmingham and Sunderland...
The organ work from pre-Talking Head Jerry Harrison sounds like from a funeral home.
Finally releasing a full-length live album, the Old 97's showcase their unique rock/punk/country blend with this infectiously energetic 2-disc set.
I'm sure everyone who reads this will disagree completely and chew me out. That's fine and that's fun. Go for it.
Befuddled by Technology Edition
By managing to defy definition, Goldfrapp aren’t limited to comparisons. They aren’t dark and moody like Portishead or Tricky.
In which our beloved revolutionary sweetheart dissuades the generalissimo from killing enemy of the people Kenny Chesney.
So flawed, yet unable to put down.
Shadow of the Colossus is the most compelling example that games can indeed exist as art.
The Supreme Court Monday refused to consider an appeal by Microsoft Corp. in a patent infringement case involving Eolas Technologies.
If TCP/IP technology is at all important to your job, pick up a copy of this book.
The slightly nebulous idea of: I want to be a writer, has been solidified into I am writing.