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A Man’s Guide to a Civilized Divorce by Sam Margulies, Ph.D., J.D.

This book is one I wish more men (and even women) I know would have read, and one I suggest to any man with children who may be considering divorce. Read More »


It may be a one-joke movie, but it's a damn good joke. Read More »

Young Adam

This latest effort from David Mackenzie amounts to a stunningly shot, beautifully acted, lushly scored, and adeptly designed exercise in apathy . . . ours. Read More »

Mean is the New Nice

Nearly ten years after the release of Clueless comes its heir apparent — Mean Girls, the high art of the teen movie world. Read More »

Metrosexuality, the Next Generation

The official measure of any cultural movement is whether or not it's caught on in Ohio. Okay, well I made that up. But when the movement has its roots in Europe and maps its hotbeds to trendy corners of major cities, it's not a bad finish line to set. Read More »

Floorbirds – The Sea of Language Around Us

Who are Floorbirds? I don't know and neither do you. But their five track album hit the net yesterday and I'm hooked. Read More »