On Divide and Conquer, an excellent new documentary on Fox News founder Roger Ailes. B+
He’s one of the NHL's greatest characters of the century.
Call Me Lucky is great where it is.
And I made him bleed.
An ugly, disjointed film, one which tries ambitiously to juggle heavy ideas but never gets a handle on any of them. C-
Getting around to games you missed.
But they should be more transparent about their rules.
David Frye's Walls is written in a brisk pop style, sometimes too aggressively un-academic.
These concepts apply to nothing in the world; they’re propaganda or the merest ideology.
What can happen if you’re only concerned about anti-Semitism on the Right.
Paleocon Diary (#149)
ATP board member Justin Gimelstob charged with felony battery in L.A. sneak-attack.
John Simon schooled Mort Sahl back when talk shows were great.
I still compromise my values in order to get other people’s approval.
His music holds up to this day.
Government bureaucracy creates a wall between citizens and opportunity, restitution, and basic rights.
The money and the noise.
Where is there a story about random parts of things fused together and given new life?
They had a swagger onstage, while also projecting various devastating flavors of femininity.
A short story about two retired hot-take writers recapping their glory days.
City nicknames, like Baltimore’s “Charm City,” are mostly dumb.
First single from new Baltimore band fronted by Brooks Kossover and Jenghis Manning-Pettit.
Dad was a humble giant, at least to his five sons.
An interview with the late director by Mark Kermode.
The FDA’s menthol cigarette prohibition plan is patronizing to African-Americans.
Bob Fass interviews Dylan mere hours after he cut the master take of "One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)."
Steve Stills never really panned out, nor did the SoCal rock scene after 1971.
An insightful early take in a different time signature.
Doesn’t matter much now, but Dylan’s original Blood on the Tracks was better.
A "remix" of an Eric Copeland song.
Halloweens past and present; busybody schoolmarms; and a strange New York Times article about the Red Sox.
Recorded in 1990 by David Hoffman.