Sunday, November 23 2008
The dimestore novels of the '50s and '60s helped foster the gay rights movement. And many of them aroused their readers while inspiring them.
Thursday, November 13 2008
Fear, one must understand, is the lubricant that keeps the wheels of human progress greased. Charles Bukowski understood this concept all too well.
Sunday, October 26 2008
Zombies, politicians, and consumers alike seek immediate gratification. But can they be happy?
Wednesday, September 24 2008
Bert Williams in blackface started a conversation about representing blackness within a mainstream context that has continued through virtually every crossover moment in black American life.
Sunday, August 24 2008
The kids who grew up in the '90s had the haunted Kurt Cobain; my generation had the tormented Ian Curtis.
Monday, July 28 2008
The time is ripe for revisiting One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, as we're all aware that individual freedoms are still being suppressed by governments around the world.
Sunday, July 20 2008
Fuller was a playful but hard-bitten cynic who imposed his sometimes weary, whistling-past-the-graveyard worldview on all those people sitting in the dark.
Sunday, June 29 2008
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'s dark, witty banter and assessment of human malice made my brain tick and also made me glad I wasn’t married.
Tuesday, May 6 2008
Is Ben Stein taking a page from Michael Moore? No, from Borat is more like it.