Piling on has never been so easy: After her speech, Clinton accepted questions. But according to Grinnell College student Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff ’10, some of the questions from the audience were planned in advance. “They were canned,” she said. Before the event began, a Clinton staff member approached Gallo-Chasanoff to ask a specific question after Clinton’s […]Read more "Hillbot No Like Surprise"
Classic films, classic scenes (someone’s been watching too much TV tonight): Neurosis can be entertaining, as demonstrated in this exchange between Albert Brooks and Holly Hunter, from “Broadcast News.” Can you remember another movie about standards? Shouldn’t there be more, especially now?Read more "Am I Slipping?"
Classic films, classic scenes: Matthew McConaughey scouts the freshman class, from “Dazed and Confused.” First time I saw this movie I stayed through the credits, determined to discover the name of the genius who portrayed Wooderson. Star in the making, I figured. Too bad I was right.Read more "“I Get Older, They Stay the Same Age”"
A secular group said Friday it would protest Gov. Sonny Perdue’s planned prayer service intended to ask for relief from the Southeastern drought, saying the rally violates the principle of separation of church and state.Read more "An Irrelevant Protest of an Irrelevant Event"
Classic films, classic scenes: “The Talented Mr. Ripley” was ill-conceived, miscast and busily directed (much like every Anthony Minghella movie). Don’t judge “Purple Noon” on its imitator — the 1960 French version is a real gem. Observe.Read more "Believe It Or Not"
Zamfir lives, yet the shepherd remains lonely.Read more "Master of the Pan Flute"
My friend Andisheh from Creative Loafing is doubly cursed. Grasping irony is bad enough — must he also have a sense of humor? Andy’s come under fire from a humorless literalist for including a prominent anti-war activist in his rundown of Atlanta’s 11 Least Influential People. Frankly, I think you and your publication owe Bobbie […]Read more "Another Right-Wing Conspirator Unmasked"