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The Land of Laughs

Carroll sort of lives in a literary limbo- his books aren't flashy enough to get much play as fantasy or horror, and his name isn't Hispanic enough for it to count as magic realism. But his best work fits equally well with Powers or Borges (not to mention James Blaylock, Robertson Davies, Bradley Denton, Lisa Golstein...). Read More »

Who do these damned Christians think they are?

Are you now, or have you ever been a member of a Christian church? That should be the question asked before anybody can do business with the US government. Read More »

U.S. TV station in Iraq provided by Christian evangelists

Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman write on zmag that the company providing equipment and services for the new U.S.-run satellite TV station says in its mission statement, “Grace News Network provides networking links and portals to various ministries and news services that will be of benefit to every Christian believer and seeker of truth.” Gee, I wonder how this contract ... Read More »

Bill Gates assassinated again

I swear to God--when I made the movie I had no idea people were so gullible. Honest. Read More »

Sandman: Season of Mists

"To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due." Read More »

Chomsky And Zinn On LotR:FotR

It's funny, presumably even if you're a Chomsky or Zinn fan. I can attest that it's downright hilarious if you're not. Read More »

Will Jesus see his shadow?

I haven't been to church for awhile, so my understanding of the Easter protocols may be a little rusty. Read More »

The “rescue” of Jessica Lynch

Apparently the “rescue” of U.S. Private Jessica Lynch was mainly a PR stunt. With no Iraqi soldiers defending the hospital, the Army could have just pulled up to the front door and asked for her. Of course, that’s not the way the Army does things–especially with their own video crew capturing the “rescue.” According to the (U.K.) Times: The rescue ... Read More »

When Harry Met Retail

Second Potter video flies out of stores: “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” worked its magic on the home video front, selling more than 6 million VHS and DVD combined units nationwide in its first day in release, according to several industry sources. While Warner Home Video executives declined comment on sales of the latest “Potter” release, when taking ... Read More »

The Stake and the Cross

Tonight begins the endgame for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Are you down with the end to the arc? Are you spoiler free? (Warning, spoilers, duh) Do you talk about it? Do you bear the stake and cross in real life? Yep, guess I’m back in Sunnydale. Read More »