Debra Granik’s film avoids worst clichés of typical veteran-with-PTSD stories. B+
Business Insider censors writer for offering a reasonable argument.
I Said, She Said, Ah Cid is a heartfelt tribute to a wild moment when crass commercialism and organic innovation came together.
Three sides and six spur claws to every story. Here’s side four (???)
A review of William I. Hitchcock’s The Age of Eisenhower.
A vlog is a performance, not true confession. B
Three sides and six spur claws to every story. Here’s side three.
Audacity, radical politics, suspense and Tessa Thompson. A
A riot grrrl attitude.
Three sides and six spur claws to every story. Here’s side two.
The happy black comedy of Billy Wilder's One, Two, Three.
A guide for handling a Steve Bannon visit.
People care more about how you talk than how you act. The media still doesn’t get it.
I won't choose sides or vote for the lesser of two evils.
Contra Damon Linker, it's not just Trump.
Paleocon Diary (#127)
Learning to ride is a process of growth.
Feeling blue? No zest for life? Then sit back and enjoy some hot college comedies in the grand Animal House tradition!
Hard times in London Town.
Democrats ought to push common sense rather than revolution.
The Beatles, reconsidered.
We don’t know what it’s like to have lived in a world unchanged by modernism.
Two years later, the death is still odd.
When the going gets tough, the tough guys get weird.
I’m an old cowhand.
The directorial debut from Boots Riley.
George Will is cancelled.
A wonderful album of deranged pop songs which would be quite comfortable in a playlist with Black Dice or Michael Jackson.
Bowling like slap-happy amateurs.
Any discussion of cut up noise in the United States that does not include Andrea Pensado is a conversation that is seriously missing the point.
Baby Boomer guilt, especially among the wealthy, doesn’t wash.
A new album from the Saint Augustine, FL musician.
I’ve never seen a Star Wars movie. So what?
A new solo album of paranoid pastoral and radar rock.
Bulletin: money changes everything in sports.
From Universal Precautions (out June 5).