Here’s something to do while we wait for the Plamegate indictments, ponder Time’s 100 Best Novels List. Add your own suggestions and criticisms in comments. We’re just glad to see Eggers omitted. Too bad Murakami didn’t qualify. (Thanks to catch.com for pointing this out)
Archives for October 2005
by Robert Lanham Rogue Wave’s last release Out of the Shadow is one of our favorite records of the past several year. It was like a more psychedelic Shins record, generous with hooks and deceptively complex. Their latest record, Descended Like Vultures, is a very worthy follow-up sure to please fans of the band. You […]
No, we’re not joking. New York Times reporter Judith Miller is getting an award and taking part in a journalism debate in Las Vegas today about whether reporters should be legally shielded from revealing confidential sources. Miller recently spent 85 days in jail for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury. She’s due to […]
The Times apologized for Judith Miller’s inept reporting yet again yesterday. They also confessed to their own incompetence. If they really wanted to reform and become relevant again, why not fire Miller? She fucked up covering WMD in the lead-up to the Iraq War, and now she can’t even “recall” who her source was in […]
A non-review by J. Stefan-Cole At the top of Thaddeus Rutkowski’s novel is the definition of Tetched: adj (1921) somewhat unbalanced mentally; touched [Alteration (influenced by obsolete tached, of a given disposition) of touched]. You know, those kids in school you’d make a rotating sign around your temple at, behind their back, to your laughing […]
Our good friend, the very talented Jeff Bechtel has an opening at Brooklyn Fire Proof tonight. (Yes, he’s also the guy who illustrated The Hipster Handbook and Food Court Druids.) Stop by if you can. JEFF BECHTEL : DEADALIVE October 14 ‚Äì November 13th, 2005 Opening reception: Friday, October 14, 7 – 10 pm Followed […]
The recent earthquake in Pakistan killed thousands. The devastation far outweighs the horrible tragedy of Katrina. Nonetheless, the Red Cross and CARE are reporting much smaller contributions than expected. If you’re looking for a way to help, click here.
Can we disqualify a nominee on the basis of her poor stationery judgment? Click here for the Harriet and George letters.
Tonight’s “Countdown,” Keith Olbermann’s MSNBC show, will focus on the motives of the terror alerts: Last Thursday, we spoke of at least 13 coincidences of timing between bad political news for the government and a terror or terror-related event. We will be presenting a special report detailing those and other coincidences on Wednesday night’s edition […]
Two things: A. We doubt you invented “it” yourself B. What the hell is “it” [From ContactMusic] Hollywood movie mogul STEVEN SPIELBERG has invented technology he calls “the future of cinema” – and he promises the new film experience will suck audiences into the heart of the action… He tells the Hollywood Reporter, “A good […]